Inverness CT 2 - 1 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, November 29th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,820
Referee: E Martindale
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (18)
Iain Stewart (pen.) (70)
D McKeown (75)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Barry Wilson
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Iain Stewart
Duncan Shearer
D Mathieson
A Aitken
D McKeown
D Kennedy
G Rowe
J Thomson
T Bryce
M Cleeland
R Alexander
K Eadie
R Connor

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat
M Weir
D Ferguson
C Irving

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Iain MacArthur (47)
Brian Thomson for Barry Robson (77)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (85)
D Ferguson -> R Alexander (36)
M Weir -> M Cleeland (63)

Bookings
None. D Mathieson
D Kennedy

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 88 apps -
Paul Cherry 55 apps4 goals
Vetle Andersen 16 apps -
Mark McCulloch 13 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 104 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 86 apps -
Barry Robson 7 apps -
Barry Wilson 52 apps8 goals
Sandy Robertson 1 app (debut) -
Iain Stewart 102 apps63 goals
Duncan Shearer 11 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 37 apps2 goals
Brian Thomson (sub) 68 apps24 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 30 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 200 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 119 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 83 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 170 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 119 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 42 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Sandy Robertson(Signed )

Milestones

This was 2-1 going on 6-1. The home strikers missed chances and allowed Queens back into the game but over the 90 minutes Queens contributed little of note. The first half was all Caley Jags and they had chances from the second minute when Mathieson saved from Stewart. Sandy Robertson had an excellent first game and he had three shooting chances in the first 13 minutes. Inverness took the lead in 18 minutes when Stewart headed a Wilson cross in at the back post. Two minutes later Queens ‘keeper Mathieson was lucky to escape with a yellow card when he brought down Shearer just outside the box. Queens had a chance just after half time but an excellent last gasp Hastings tackle thwarted Bryce. In 61 minutes Shearer was one-on-one with Mathieson but he passed it to Robson who was just offside. In 66 minutes Calder had his only real save of the game when he dived well to collect a Weir shot. Straight away Stewart had a chance at the other end – he rounded the ‘keeper but his angled shot was stopped on the line by a defender. In 69 minutes Wilson set up Stewart who once more only had Mathieson to beat. From 6 yards he hit it past. A minute later Robertson was tripped in the box and Stewart made it 2-0 from the penalty spot. In 75 minutes Queens were very fortunate to pull one back. The defence failed to clear a Bryce corner and McKeown scored from 10 yards through a ruck of players. In 83 minutes it could have been 2-2 but McCulloch headed off the line. Four minutes from time Stewart set up Wilson but his shot was touched onto the post and ran along the line. Caley Jags are still bottom of the Second Division but it is very tight.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 15 7 7 1 24 12 12 28
2. Livingston 14 7 5 2 24 15 9 26
3. Stranraer 15 5 7 3 26 20 6 22
4. Clyde 15 5 5 5 22 21 1 20
5. Queen of the South 15 6 2 7 24 26 -2 20
6. Forfar Athletic 15 5 4 6 26 29 -3 19
7. East Fife 14 5 3 6 20 26 -6 18
8. Stenhousemuir 15 4 4 7 19 27 -8 16
9. Brechin City 15 3 6 6 18 28 -10 15
10. Inverness CT 15 3 5 7 25 24 1 14