Clyde 4 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 22nd, 1997, 3:00 PM at Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 800
Referee: M Clark
Clyde Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Paul Brownlie (6)
Paul Brownlie (21)
Robert Scott (23)
Robert Scott (57)
Brian Thomson (10)
Paul Cherry (46)
Iain Stewart (71)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
M McLean
J McStay
C Baptie
J Tortolano
B Rice
A Gibson
T King
P Brownlie
B Carrigan
P Campbell
R Scott
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer

Bench
E Donaldson
G McPhee
M O'Neill
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
M O'Neill -> R Scott (87) Wayne Addicoat for Ross Tokely (61)
Barry Robson for Davie Ross (61)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 17 apps -
Iain MacArthur 85 apps -
Vetle Andersen 15 apps -
Mark McCulloch 12 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 103 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 36 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 54 apps4 goals
Davie Ross 90 apps9 goals
Brian Thomson 67 apps24 goals
Duncan Shearer 10 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart 101 apps61 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 6 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 29 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 264 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 24 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 163 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 91 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Clyde won this fast, furious game but Caley Thistle ran them close. Clyde pressed hard from kick-off and in 5 minutes a Carrigan corner led to a goalmouth scramble before Brownlie touched it into the net. Caley Thistle came back into it 5 minutes later when Thomson lobbed the ball home from the edge of the box. The frantic pace continued and in 20 minutes Fridge did well to block a drive from Gibson. A minute later Clyde took the lead after a defensive mix up let in Gibson – he slipped it to Brownlie who slotted home. In 23 minutes Scott reacted well to make it 3-1 after an overhead kick into the box surprised everyone. In 39 minutes an Andersen run into the box set up Stewart but with the ‘keeper stranded his 8 yard shot was cleared off the line by Tortolano. A minute into the second half it was 3-2. McLean punched the ball out and Cherry hit it back over the defence and into the net. In 57 minutes a simple move gave Clyde their fourth. A Carrigan cross from the right was hit home at the far post by the unmarked Scott. In 67 minutes Fridge fumbled the ball and it fell to Carrigan who crossed it to Scott – his shot was blocked by McCulloch with Fridge stranded. Caley Thistle pulled one back in 71 minutes. An Andersen/Robson run down the left led to a Robson cross which Stewart knocked in from close range. The visitors fought hard to take something from this game. Robson set up Stewart 8 yards out in the 76th minute but he was still limping from an earlier knock and shot over the bar. Clyde survived the last 5 minutes by a succession of clearances high into the stand but they had done enough to earn the 3 points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 14 7 5 2 24 15 9 26
2. Clydebank 14 6 7 1 21 10 11 25
3. Stranraer 14 5 6 3 24 18 6 21
4. Clyde 14 5 5 4 21 19 2 20
5. Queen of the South 14 6 2 6 23 24 -1 20
6. Forfar Athletic 14 5 3 6 24 27 -3 18
7. East Fife 14 5 3 6 20 26 -6 18
8. Stenhousemuir 14 4 4 6 17 24 -7 16
9. Brechin City 14 2 6 6 16 27 -11 12
10. Inverness CT 14 2 5 7 23 23 0 11