Falkirk 2 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 29th, 2000, 3:00 PM at Brockville Park
Attendance: 4,484
Referee: D Smith
Falkirk Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Jamie McQuilken (50)
Scott Crabbe (78)
Davide Xausa (4)
Barry Wilson (63)

Team Managers
Alex Totten Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Hogarth
Lawrie
Seaton
Den Bieman
Sinclair
Kerr
McAllister
McKenzie
Crabbe
Hutchison
Hagen
Les Fridge
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
David Hind
Kevin Byers
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness

Bench
McQuilken
Nicholls
Morris
Grant Munro
Martin Bavidge
David Craig

Substitutions
McQuilken -> Sinclair (43)
Nicholls -> Kerr (75)
Morris -> McAllister (82)
None.

Bookings
I Den Bieman Bobby Mann
Davide Xausa

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 67 apps -
Bobby Mann 47 apps1 goal
Mark McCulloch 118 apps7 goals
Stuart Golabek 40 apps1 goal
Kevin Byers 39 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 193 apps27 goals
Paul Sheerin 101 apps33 goals
Barry Wilson 155 apps44 goals
David Hind 5 apps -
Dennis Wyness 31 apps5 goals
Davide Xausa 20 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Barry Wilson (28 years 80 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2001 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 59 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Barry Wilson (28 years 80 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Wyness (2001 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:31 years 59 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This was supposed to be the last game at Brockville and there was an atmosphere which was a cross between a carnival and a wake; in the event Brockville was to live on. The players matched the occasion and a classic encounter ended in a draw. ICT started well against a nervy defence and Davide Xausa scored in four minutes with a low angled drive. Falkirk eventually settled down and pressed hard. In 35 minutes David Hagen headed home but the referee gave a penalty for pushing. The home fans and players were furious and even more so when Les Fridge dived right and low to save Scott Crabbe's penalty. Falkirk had the better of the second half and equalised on 50 minutes with a cross from the left and a header by Jamie McQuilken. A minute later Myles Hogarth saved well from Dennis Wyness and in 56 minutes Fridge made a superb acrobatic save from a Crabbe shot. In 63 minutes the visitors took a surprising lead when Barry Wilson took a Xausa back-heel and flicked it over the advancing Hogarth. Crabbe equalised in 78 minutes when he stabbed home a loose ball after David Hagen miskicked. There was more excitement to come as Fridge made another flying save in 80 minutes from a David Nicholls half-volley. With five minutes left Bobby Mann was judged to have brought down Crabbe in the box but once more Fridge saved Crabbe's penalty, again low to the keepers right. With the full time whistle looming Wilson had a chance to steal the points when he was well placed in the box but mishit. It would have been unfair to the home side who fully deserved at least a point.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. St. Mirren 35 23 7 5 75 34 41 76
2. Dunfermline 35 20 11 4 66 31 35 71
3. Falkirk 35 20 7 8 64 37 27 67
4. Livingston 35 18 7 10 58 45 13 61
5. Raith Rovers 35 17 7 11 55 40 15 58
6. Inverness CT 35 12 10 13 55 55 0 46
7. Ayr United 35 10 7 18 39 49 -10 37
8. Morton 35 9 6 20 43 61 -18 33
9. Airdrieonians 35 7 8 20 29 67 -38 29
10. Clydebank 35 1 6 28 17 82 -65 9