Brechin City 2 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 16th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 459
Referee: G Simpson
Brechin City Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Brown (26)
Heddle (53)
Brian Thomson (52)
Iain Stewart (77)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Garden
Farnan
Brown
Cairney
Smith
Heddle
McKellar
Buick
Sorbie
Brand
Campbell
Les Fridge
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Dailly
Feroz
Baillie
Neil McCuish
James Glass
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Feroz => Brand (79)
Dailly => Smith (80)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Wilson (62)

Bookings
Cairney () Richard Hastings (60)
Davie Ross (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 5 apps -
Iain MacArthur 74 apps -
Richard Hastings 91 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 111 apps3 goals
Vetle Andersen 5 apps -
Paul Cherry 42 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 108 apps22 goals
Barry Wilson 40 apps6 goals
Davie Ross 79 apps9 goals
Iain Stewart 89 apps54 goals
Brian Thomson 56 apps20 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 19 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 95 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 14 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 216 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 65 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 14 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 201 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The injury-hit visitors were unlucky not to win this four goal thriller. They were thwarted in 15 minutes when a Charlie Christie volley beat Garden but was brilliantly headed off the line by Harry Cairney.

The home side went ahead in 26 minutes with a Bobby Brown back-post header after a Steve Campbell free kick. Just before the break Iain Stewart had two chances but he shot wide and just chipped over the bar. Seven minutes after the break it was 1-1. A Christie pass to Iain Stewart was laid off to Brian Thomson who hammered it into the bottom corner.

Brechin hit back 40 seconds later when midfielder Ian Heddle curled a 20 yard drive past Les Fridge. The Inverness side plugged away and were rewarded in 77 minutes with a well deserved equaliser. A defensive error by Gregg Smith allowed Stewart to nip in and knock the ball into the top corner of the net. The visitors pressed for a winner but had to settle for a draw

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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