Inverness CT 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic

League Match
Saturday, December 20th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,521
Referee: K Toner
Inverness CT  Forfar Athletic

Goalscorers
Paul Cherry (11)
Paul Cherry (77)
R Mann (23)
A Cargill (37)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Sandy Robertson
Iain Stewart
Wayne Addicoat
J Donegan
G Ferguson
D Craig
R Mann
G McCheyne
J Nairn
A Cargill
R Farningham
M McLauchlan
B Honeyman
J Hamilton

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
A Gray
J Allison
J Loney

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Barry Wilson (72)
Brian Thomson for Iain Stewart (72)
Duncan Shearer for Davie Ross (75)
J Allison -> G McCheyne (53)
J Loney -> M McLauchlan (75)
A Gray -> G Ferguson (85)

Bookings
Mike Teasdale
Duncan Shearer
D Craig
J Nairn

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 91 apps -
Mark McCulloch 16 apps1 goal
Vetle Andersen 19 apps -
Richard Hastings 107 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 93 apps10 goals
Paul Cherry 58 apps6 goals
Barry Wilson 55 apps9 goals
Sandy Robertson 3 apps -
Mike Teasdale 77 apps5 goals
Iain Stewart 105 apps65 goals
Wayne Addicoat 33 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 40 apps2 goals
Brian Thomson (sub) 71 apps24 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 14 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 221 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:20 years 221 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 292 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 140 days)
Average Player Age:19 years 256 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle were unlucky not to take all 3 points. Forfar were difficult opponents but the home side fought well and created many chances. Paul Cherry made it 1-0 in the 11th minute with a header which deflected off a defender after a Barry Wilson corner. Against the run of play Forfar equalised in the 23rd minute. An Andy Cargill free kick 25 yards out on the right was headed in by Bobby Mann – Jim Calder got a hand to it but it trickled over the line. Cargill made it 2-1 in the 37th minute. He ran into the box and his angled shot went under Calder’s body. 4 minutes into the second half Forfar’s Graeme McCheyne headed just past but twisted as he fell and was carried off. The second half belonged to Caley Thistle but Forfar went into defensive mode and chances were rare. In the 55th minute a Sandy Robertson free kick came back off the wall and his follow up was well saved. In the 72nd minute a Mike Teasdale angled volley from the edge of the box was saved by the ‘keeper. 5 minutes later Donegan took the ball off Brian Thomson’s feet on the 6 yard line. Seconds later the home side gained a well deserved equaliser. A Robertson free kick was headed home at the far post by Cherry. From the restart there was a fright at the other end when Mark McCulloch had to clear off the line. With 4 minutes left Duncan Shearer was brought down in the box but Iain Stewart’s penalty was well saved by Donegan. With a minute left a great chance fell to Teasdale. He stormed into the Forfar box and hit an angled volley which bent and glanced off the far post.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 17 8 8 1 26 13 13 32
2. Livingston 17 8 6 3 27 19 8 30
3. Clyde 17 6 6 5 24 21 3 24
4. Queen of the South 17 7 3 7 26 27 -1 24
5. Stranraer 17 5 7 5 26 24 2 22
6. Forfar Athletic 17 5 6 6 30 33 -3 21
7. East Fife 17 6 3 8 24 30 -6 21
8. Stenhousemuir 17 5 5 7 23 28 -5 20
9. Inverness CT 17 3 7 7 28 27 1 16
10. Brechin City 17 3 7 7 20 32 -12 16