Queen of the South 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 20th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: M McCurry
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Cherry (og 51)
Bryce (64)
Barry Wilson (63)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Mathieson
McLeod
Aitken
Rowe
Thomson
Townsley
Kennedy (McAllister 59)
Bryce
Mallan
Flannigan
McKeown
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Eadie
Alexander
Mike Noble
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
McAllister => Kennedy (59) Brian Thomson for Duncan Shearer (81)
Mike Noble for Paul Cherry (88)
Wayne Addicoat for Davie Ross (88)

Bookings
Bryce
McKeown
Barry Wilson (65)
Iain MacArthur (65)
Davie Ross (65)

Red Cards
Rowe Charlie Christie (65)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 9 apps -
Mark McCulloch 4 apps -
Paul Cherry 46 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 95 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 78 apps -
Vetle Andersen 9 apps -
Davie Ross 83 apps9 goals
Barry Wilson 44 apps7 goals
Charlie Christie 112 apps22 goals
Duncan Shearer 2 apps1 goal
Iain Stewart 93 apps55 goals
Mike Noble (sub) 113 apps3 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 23 apps3 goals
Brian Thomson (sub) 60 apps21 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 130 days)
Oldest Player:Duncan Shearer (1999 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 246 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 100 days)
Oldest Player:Duncan Shearer (1999 years 49 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 91 days
Domestic Players:12 (85.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle were unlucky to take nothing from this bottom of the table clash. It was a fast, furious and skilful game worthy of the other end of the Division. The visitors started well and nearly took the lead in the 2nd minute when a Wilson shot from 15 yards crashed off the bar. In 18 minutes Queens Derek Townsley hit a low shot just past the post. 10 minutes later Stephen Mallan should have done better when he took a Townsley pass in the box but he hit it harmlessly past the post. In 32 minutes Stewart took a Christie pass then weaved back and forth in the box looking for a sight of goal but in the end shot past. Six minutes into the second half Queens took a barely justified lead courtesy of a Cherry own goal. A Bryce 30 yard free kick was parried by Fridge and Cherry slid in to clear but knocked it into the net. The game flared up in the 55th minute when Christie was impeded by David Kennedy on the edge of the box. Christie's retaliation earned him a red card and Kennedy left the field concussed. George Rowe's intervention led to his dismissal. The visitors equalised in 63 minutes when Wilson lobbed over the advancing David Mathieson from 18 yards. From the restart Queens attacked and Bryce made it 2-1 with a powerful 18 yard drive. The match raged on with chances at both ends and in 76 minutes McCulloch sent in a great 20 yard hook shot but Mathieson tipped it over. 7 minutes later McCulloch skied an 18 yard shot well over. In 86 minutes Fridge made a double save from Flannigan and Mallan but Cherry was caught up in the scramble and stretchered off with a head injury. The visitors tried to salvage a point and in the dying seconds a Stewart off-balance shot from 8 yards was tipped past by Mathieson. There were claims that Stewart had been impeded but the referee was not impressed. Caley Thistle now prop up the Division but better days have to be around the corner.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 6 4 2 0 11 5 6 14
2. East Fife 6 4 0 2 10 8 2 12
3. Clydebank 6 3 2 1 11 6 5 11
4. Stenhousemuir 6 3 1 2 9 7 2 10
5. Forfar Athletic 6 3 0 3 9 11 -2 9
6. Stranraer 6 2 2 2 9 7 2 8
7. Clyde 6 1 3 2 6 8 -2 6
8. Brechin City 6 1 2 3 8 14 -6 5
9. Queen of the South 6 1 1 4 7 11 -4 4
10. Inverness CT 6 0 3 3 8 11 -3 3