Stranraer 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 15th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Stair Park, Stranraer
Attendance: 511
Referee: A Gemmill
Stranraer Inverness CT

Goalscorers
P McIntyre (61)
G Young (80)
Brian Thomson (pen.) (20)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
G Matthews
T Black
M Campbell
J McCaffrey
K Knox
R Docherty
I McAulay
P McIntyre
D George
P Kinnaird
G Young
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer

Bench
P Watson
S Ramsay
I McInnes
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
P Watson -> I McAulay (46)
I McInnes -> P Kinnaird (87)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Wilson (63)
Mike Teasdale for Iain Stewart (76)
Barry Robson for Duncan Shearer (81)

Bookings
J McCaffrey
D George
G Young
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 16 apps -
Ross Tokely 35 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 53 apps3 goals
Iain MacArthur 84 apps -
Mark McCulloch 11 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 102 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 89 apps9 goals
Barry Wilson 51 apps8 goals
Iain Stewart 100 apps60 goals
Brian Thomson 66 apps23 goals
Duncan Shearer 9 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 74 apps5 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 5 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 28 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 257 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (1999 years 105 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 324 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (1999 years 105 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 67 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Iain Stewart played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

The long journey to Stranraer ended in disappointment for the visiting fans despite their team dominating the first half. In 2 minutes they had a penalty claim turned down when Iain Stewart and Gary Matthews clashed in the area. A good Paul Cherry solo run then led to a wild shot but they had a chance when Barry Wilson was brought down on the edge of the area. Brian Thomson took the 20 yard free kick but shot over. In 20 minutes Duncan Shearer was felled in the box and Brian Thomson nearly burst the net with the penalty. The visitors had chances to increase their lead with the best falling to Iain Stewart and Ross Tokely. In both cases the build up play was good but the finishing poor. Stranraer fought back in the second half and Mark Campbell headed onto the bar after a Paul McIntyre shot was blocked. Stewart and Tokely again had chances for the Inverness side before Stranraer equalised in 61 minutes – a Keith Knox shot rebounded to McIntyre and his shot on the turn gave Fridge no chance. Iain Stewart had another close range chance but Matthews produced a great save. With 10 minutes remaining a Tom Black cross sailed over the visitors’ defence and Gordon Young headed home at the back post. Wayne Addicoat had a chance in the dying minutes when he ran through the defence but he was crowded out. A frustrating afternoon for Steve Paterson – his side should have won this game but could not take their chances.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 13 7 4 2 23 14 9 25
2. Clydebank 13 6 6 1 20 9 11 24
3. Stranraer 13 5 5 3 22 16 6 20
4. Queen of the South 13 6 1 6 23 24 -1 19
5. Clyde 13 4 5 4 17 16 1 17
6. Forfar Athletic 13 5 2 6 23 26 -3 17
7. East Fife 13 5 2 6 18 24 -6 17
8. Stenhousemuir 13 4 3 6 16 23 -7 15
9. Inverness CT 13 2 5 6 20 19 1 11
10. Brechin City 13 2 5 6 16 27 -11 11