Alloa Athletic 4 - 4 Inverness CT

(Lost 5 - 4 on pens.)
Challenge Cup - Final
Sunday, November 21st, 1999, 3:00 PM at Shyberry Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 4,043
Referee: J McLuskey
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gary Clark (20)
Mark Wilson (33)
Martin Cameron (48, 104)
Barry Wilson (29)
Paul Sheerin (pen.) (46)
Paul Sheerin (pen.) (56)
Paul Sheerin (112)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Mark Cairns
Jimmy Boyle
Derek Clark
Paul McAneny
David Beaton
Craig Valentine
Ian Little
Gary Clark
Martin Cameron
Willie Irvine
Mark Wilson
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Stuart Golabek
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Davide Xausa
Dennis Wyness

Bench
Gregor McKechnie
Max Christie
Mark Donaghy
Kevin Byers
Martin Bavidge
Martin Glancy

Substitutions
Gregor McKechnie -> Mark Wilson (65)
Max Christie -> Gary Clark 67
Kevin Byers for Stuart Golabek (72)
Martin Bavidge for Davide Xausa (104)
Martin Glancy for Dennis Wyness (106)

Bookings
David Beaton (57)
Ian Little
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 54 apps -
Stuart Golabek 18 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 96 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings 175 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 95 apps7 goals
Charlie Christie 177 apps26 goals
Paul Sheerin 81 apps26 goals
Barry Wilson 132 apps32 goals
Mike Teasdale 157 apps15 goals
Dennis Wyness 9 apps -
Davide Xausa 2 apps -
Kevin Byers (sub) 18 apps1 goal
Martin Glancy (sub) 29 apps6 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 26 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 263 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2001 years 111 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 233 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 263 days)
Oldest Player:Kevin Byers (2001 years 111 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 233 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Bitter disappointment for Caley Thistle as they lost their first ever senior cup final on penalties. They came from behind three times in normal play then again in extra time to take the game to a penalty decider. Alloa took the lead in 20 minutes when Gary Clark hit a low ball past Les Fridge from 15 yards. Barry Wilson equalised in 29 minutes with a neat chip over the keeper. A defensive error let in Mark Wilson to score Alloa's second in 33 minutes but Paul Sheerin equalised from the penalty spot just after half time. This lasted 2 minutes before Martin Cameron made it 3-2 with a 15 yard angled volley. Another penalty goal by Sheerin made it 3-3 in 56 minutes. 14 minutes into extra time Alloa again took the lead when Martin Cameron beat the defence and ran on to score. Paul Sheerin completed his hat trick 8 minutes from time with a 16 yard shot. It was 4-4 on penalties after the regulation 5 attempts each. Alloa keeper Mark Cairns was the hero when he scored to make it 5-4 then saved Mike Teasdale's penalty. The Cup was on its way to Alloa after an exciting match.

Alloa Pens (Irvine, Boyle, Cameron, Little, Cairns) Beaton miss.
Inverness Pens (McCulloch, Tokely, Byers, Wilson) Sheerin, Teasdale saved.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot