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13.01.2001 @ 15:00 Somerset Park Attendance: 2534
Ayr United 1 - 1 Inverness CT
Referee: D MacDonald League-match

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Match report
Despite heavy frost this game went ahead on a bone hard pitch. On loan Dunfermline striker David Graham made his debut for Caley Thistle from the bench and played for 15 minutes. Ayr took the lead in only 3 minutes when Pat McGinlay headed a Glynn Hurst cross past Les Fridge from close range. Three minutes later Paul Sheerin found space through the middle but sent a 25 yard shot harmlessly over. In 19 minutes a low Bobby Mann header flashed past the Ayr post. The equaliser came in 22 minutes thanks to an error by Marius Rovde in the Ayr goal. Davide Xausa hit a low ball towards goal and there looked to be no danger. Rovde failed to hold it and Dennis Wyness was on hand to chip the ball into the net. An Ayr free kick 25 yards out nearly gave them an advantage just on the half time whistle. The ball was slipped to McGinlay who sent a low ball through a ruck of players but Fridge held it safely. Caley Thistle started the second half well and created two early chances. In 52 minutes Xausa fired a low ball across goal from the left but nobody was there to take advantage. Two minutes later Xausa played a one-two with Wyness which left the Canadian in a good shooting position. A Neil Duffy shoulder charge ended the move and left Xausa in pain until he was substituted in 75 minutes. Ayr took charge for the last 30 minutes and only good defending held them at bay. Defensive clearances rarely went beyond the halfway line and Ayr kept coming back to try again. ICT only hit occasionally on the break with the best being Barry Robsons turn and shot past the post in the 80th minute. Ayr pressed right to the whistle including a last minute free kick which fell harmlessly to Fridge. A rare ICT attack in injury time took the pressure off the defence and finished with a low Graham shot being held by Rovde. The whistle blew and Ayr were disappointed that their pressure had not given them a winner. Caley Thistle were happy with their fourth draw in a row.