Inverness CT 2 - 2 Stranraer

League Match
Saturday, September 13th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,510
Referee: W Young
Inverness CT  Stranraer

Goalscorers
Duncan Shearer (7)
Iain Stewart (82)
Campbell 60
Docherty 65

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Campbell Money

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
Matthews
Lansdowne
Black
George
Campbell
McCaffrey
McAulay
McIntyre
Young
Docherty
Kinnaird

Substitutes
Paul Cherry
Iain Stewart
Wayne Addicoat
McAulay
Docherty
Kinnaird

Substitutions
Wayne Addicoat for Davie Ross (67)
Paul Cherry for Mike Noble (67)
Iain Stewart for Brian Thomson (67)
McRindle => McAulay (80)
Crawford => Docherty (80)
Friels => Kinnaird (86)

Bookings
Iain MacArthur (65)
Paul Cherry (65)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 8 apps -
Mike Noble 112 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 94 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 3 apps -
Iain MacArthur 77 apps -
Vetle Andersen 8 apps -
Charlie Christie 111 apps22 goals
Barry Wilson 43 apps6 goals
Davie Ross 82 apps9 goals
Duncan Shearer 1 app (debut)1 goal
Brian Thomson 59 apps21 goals
Paul Cherry (sub) 45 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 92 apps55 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 22 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 123 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 42 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 61 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 93 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 42 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 229 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Duncan Shearer(Signed )

Milestones
Duncan Shearer scored his first goal for the Club.

Duncan Shearer made his debut and scored in 7 minutes. The team started well, finished strongly but struggled in between. High winds and squally showers made football difficult but the home team deserved their early lead. Hastings powered down the left and sent over a low ball which Shearer turned into the net. In 28 minutes McCulloch cleared the ball after defensive errors created an opening for Stranraer and in 38 minutes Gordon Young headed over after an Ian McAulay cross. The home side had another chance in 32 minutes when Christie set up Ross on the right but his shot was deflected for a corner. Stranraer scored twice in the second half in 10 minutes during torrential rain. On the hour mark a cross from McAulay on the right was headed in by the unmarked Mark Campbell and 10 minutes later a McIntyre shot was blocked but Robert Docherty scored from the rebound. In 82 minutes Charlie Christie twisted in the box and sent in a hook shot which was deflected past. From the Wilson corner the ball passed over the defence and Stewart headed home at the back post. Relief at saving a point was tempered by the knowledge that 3 points out of 5 games is a poor average.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. East Fife 5 4 0 1 8 5 3 12
2. Livingston 5 3 2 0 8 3 5 11
3. Stenhousemuir 5 3 1 1 9 6 3 10
4. Clydebank 5 2 2 1 10 6 4 8
5. Stranraer 5 2 2 1 8 4 4 8
6. Forfar Athletic 5 2 0 3 6 10 -4 6
7. Clyde 5 1 2 2 5 7 -2 5
8. Brechin City 5 1 1 3 7 13 -6 4
9. Inverness CT 5 0 3 2 7 9 -2 3
10. Queen of the South 5 0 1 4 5 10 -5 1