Inverness CT 1 - 1 Livingston

League Match
Wednesday, August 6th, 1997, 7:30 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,232
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Livingston

Goalscorers
Brian Thomson (89)
Graham (47)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Ray Stewart

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
McCaldon
Davidson
Duthie
Graham
Conway
McLeod
McMartin
Wright
Harvey
Maskrey
McGee

Substitutes
Mike Noble
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat
Callaghan
Young
Watson

Substitutions
Marco De Barros for Iain Stewart (77)
Wayne Addicoat for Davie Ross (77)
Mike Noble for Vetle Andersen (86)
Watson => McLeod (66)
Young => Harvey (78)

Bookings
Vetle Andersen (60)
Brian Thomson (60)
Duthie (?)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 2 apps -
Vetle Andersen 2 apps -
Paul Cherry 39 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 71 apps -
Richard Hastings 88 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 37 apps6 goals
Mike Teasdale 68 apps5 goals
Davie Ross 76 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 105 apps22 goals
Iain Stewart 86 apps53 goals
Brian Thomson 53 apps18 goals
Mike Noble (sub) 108 apps3 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 24 apps1 goal
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 16 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 85 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 4 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 76 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 55 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 4 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 160 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The presentation of the league flag was followed by a hard Second Division baptism.

Livingston came close in the 18th minute when Graham Harvey lobbed Les Fridge but Mike Teasdale hooked clear. In the 20th and 28th minutes excellent Iain MacArthur tackles thwarted Mark Duthie. As the first half drew to a close the home side pressed hard and Ian McCaldon saved well from Iain Stewart and Barry Wilson.

On 47 minutes Tom Graham put Livingston into the lead with a header through a ruck of players after a Kevin McGee corner. A bad injury to Gordon McLeod in the 66th minute unsettled the visitors and the Inverness side began to take advantage.

Wayne Addicoat and Marco De-Barros came close before Brian Thomson grabbed an equaliser in the dying seconds. He took a high Mike Noble pass into the box and sent a low drive past the 'keeper from 15 yards.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2. Stenhousemuir 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3. Inverness CT 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4. Livingston 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
5. Clyde 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
6. Stranraer 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
7. Queen of the South 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
8. Brechin City 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0