Clydebank 1 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 13th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Attendance: 326
Referee: T Brown
Clydebank Inverness CT

Goalscorers
C McDonald (16) Davie Ross (88)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
I McFarlane
K Brannigan
P Lovering
F Wishart
G Connell
S Docherty
S Murdoch
K Ward
D McWilliams
C McDonald
A Brown
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Sandy Robertson
Iain Stewart
Duncan Shearer

Bench
I McCall
G Teale
B Melvin
Ross Tokely
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
I McCall -> K Ward (52)
B Melvin -> D McWilliams (80)
G Teale -> C McDonald (87)
Ross Tokely for Richard Hastings (67)
Brian Thomson for Iain Stewart (78)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (78)

Bookings
None. Ross Tokely

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 90 apps -
Vetle Andersen 18 apps -
Richard Hastings 106 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 15 apps1 goal
Paul Cherry 57 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale 76 apps5 goals
Sandy Robertson 2 apps -
Barry Wilson 54 apps9 goals
Davie Ross 92 apps10 goals
Duncan Shearer 13 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart 104 apps65 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 39 apps2 goals
Brian Thomson (sub) 70 apps24 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 32 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 214 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 276 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 184 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 3 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Davie Ross reached 10 goals for the Club.

Davie Ross was the hero two minutes from time as his goal gave Caley Thistle a well-deserved draw. With Kilbowie Park derelict the Bankies are ground sharing with Dumbarton. The game started slowly and the first real chance fell to the home side in the 12th minute. Calder parried an 18 yard McWilliams shot and Teasdale blocked the follow up from Brown. Clydebank took the lead in the 16th minute. A through ball reached the unmarked MacDonald 25 yards out. He rounded Calder and scored. Play was halted for 7 minutes in the 29th minute as referee Tom Brown was carried off with an ankle injury. Caley Thistle pressed hard for an equaliser and in the 34th minute Wilson chipped it past the post from the edge of the area. At the other end Calder had to look sharp in the 41st minute when he punched away a low cross from Kenny Ward. As the half came to a close Stewart took a pass from Robertson and slotted it into the net but the half-time whistle had blown. In the 50th minute Cherry set up Stewart who ran into the area and rounded the keeper but his angled shot was blocked on the line. In the 66th minute the Bankies came close when Brown fed McDonald 12 yards out but he lost control and hit it over the bar. In the 69th minute Calder did well to save at full length from McDonald. 2 minutes from time Caley Thistle snatched a deserved equaliser. A Robertson free kick from the left was touched on by Addicoat and Ross hit it into the roof of the net from close range. The visitors had played enough good football to win the match but Clydebank defended well. In the end Caley Thistle were happy to take a point.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 16 8 6 2 27 17 10 30
2. Clydebank 16 7 8 1 25 13 12 29
3. Stranraer 16 5 7 4 26 23 3 22
4. East Fife 16 6 3 7 23 28 -5 21
5. Clyde 15 5 5 5 22 21 1 20
6. Queen of the South 15 6 2 7 24 26 -2 20
7. Forfar Athletic 16 5 5 6 28 31 -3 20
8. Stenhousemuir 16 5 4 7 22 27 -5 19
9. Inverness CT 16 3 6 7 26 25 1 15
10. Brechin City 16 3 6 7 19 31 -12 15