Inverness CT 0 - 1 East Fife

League Match
Saturday, August 23rd, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,746
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  East Fife

Goalscorers
None. Cherry (og 52)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
McCulloch
Cusick
Gibb
Ritchie
Johnston
Gillies (MacFarlane 88)
Allan (Dyer 50)
Donaghy
Moffat (Dixon 76)
Ronald
Ryan

Substitutes
Mike Noble
Davie Ross
Wayne Addicoat
None.

Substitutions
Wayne Addicoat for Paul Cherry (65)
Davie Ross for Iain Stewart (73)
Allan => Dyer (50)
Moffat => Dixon (76)
Gillies => MacFarlane (88)

Bookings
None. Dyer

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 6 apps -
Paul Cherry 43 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 75 apps -
Richard Hastings 92 apps2 goals
Vetle Andersen 6 apps -
Mark McCulloch 1 app (debut) -
Barry Wilson 41 apps6 goals
Mike Teasdale 71 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 109 apps22 goals
Iain Stewart 90 apps54 goals
Brian Thomson 57 apps20 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 80 apps9 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 20 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 102 days)
Oldest Player:Mark McCulloch (1999 years 21 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 143 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 72 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (1999 years 21 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 225 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Mark McCulloch(Signed )

Milestones

A drab match but a deserved win for East Fife. The first half was even and the best efforts for the home side came in 23 minutes from Mike Teasdale - a great run and shot diverted for a corner - and a minute later from Brian Thomson - a 15 yard lob which William McCulloch anticipated well. 5 minutes later Les Fridge made a great double save from Barrie Moffat then he tipped over a Mark Donaghy 20 yard drive. 5 minutes into the second half the Fifers Gilbert Allan limped off and substitute Matt Dyer changed the game with his pace and power. In 52 minutes Paul Cherry tried to head clear a George Johnston free-kick but he sent it past Fridge. This inspired the visitors and they should have scored more. In 59 minutes Barrie Moffat was clear of the defence but hit the bar from 10 yards. In 68 minutes Moffat took a Gibb cross and headed powerfully onto the bar. The home side had a good spell after this. In 70 minutes a Charlie Christie 18 yard shot was deflected past and 5 minutes later a Brian Thomson 25 yard drive was well held by McCulloch. Their best chance fell to Daisy Ross with 3 minutes to go. A Barry Wilson run and pass found Ross unmarked on the edge of the box but his strong shot went over the bar.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

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