Inverness CT 4 - 0 East Fife

League Match
Saturday, December 27th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,134
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  East Fife

Goalscorers
Paul Cherry (22)
Barry Robson (40)
Mike Teasdale (65)
Barry Wilson (85)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
I Ritchie
G Allan
A Dixon
G Johnston
K Gillies
M Abercromby
M Donaghy
B Moffat
P Ronald
C McCulloch
R Ryan

Substitutes
Barry Wilson
Wayne Addicoat
Duncan Shearer
J Strathdee
P Gartshore
M Dyer

Substitutions
Barry Wilson for Barry Robson (69)
Duncan Shearer for Brian Thomson (78)
Wayne Addicoat for Iain Stewart (85)
M Dyer -> P Ronald (60)
P Gartshore -> G Allan (70)

Bookings
Mike Teasdale
Brian Thomson
M Donaghy
B Moffat
I Ritchie

Red Cards
None. I Ritchie (75)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 92 apps -
Vetle Andersen 20 apps -
Paul Cherry 59 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 108 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 17 apps1 goal
Sandy Robertson 4 apps -
Barry Robson 9 apps1 goal
Davie Ross 94 apps10 goals
Mike Teasdale 78 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 72 apps24 goals
Iain Stewart 106 apps65 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 56 apps10 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 15 apps2 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 34 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 228 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 220 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 198 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 351 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Barry Robson scored his first goal for the Club.
Barry Wilson reached 10 goals for the Club.

An indifferent performance by the home side but they took their chances and deserved to win. ICT took the lead in 22 minutes through Paul Cherry. A Sandy Robertson corner was touched along the line by Iain Stewart from the back post and Cherry knocked it in. In 26 yards the Fifers had a chance when a Gilbert Allan cross reached Kenneth Gillies but he headed well wide. In 31 minutes a Paul Ronald run into the box was foiled by a good tackle from Mark McCulloch. 3 minutes later a defensive mix up gave Allan a shot at an open goal but his angled 12 yard effort went past. 6 minutes from half time the Fifers had another chance when a 20 yard Mark Abercromby shot was deflected onto the post with Jim Calder beaten. A minute later Barry Robson made it 2-0. A quick Sandy Robertson free kick found Robson on the edge of the box – he ran on and hit it through the legs of William McCulloch. In 61 minutes Kenneth Gillies beat the defence and ran in on goal but Calder blocked well. In 65 minutes a through ball from Robertson was chased by Stewart but the ‘keeper just beat him. It rebounded to Mike Teasdale 30 yards out and he calmly slid it into the open goal to make it 3-0. Five minutes from time a Richard Hastings long ball found Barry Wilson clear just inside the East Fife half. He sprinted towards goal, rounded the ‘keeper and hit it in for 4-0. The Fifers Innes Ritchie was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 18 9 8 1 28 14 14 35
2. Livingston 18 9 6 3 29 20 9 33
3. Queen of the South 18 8 3 7 30 30 0 27
4. Forfar Athletic 18 6 6 6 35 33 2 24
5. Clyde 18 6 6 6 25 23 2 24
6. Stranraer 18 5 7 6 29 28 1 22
7. East Fife 18 6 3 9 24 34 -10 21
8. Stenhousemuir 18 5 5 8 24 30 -6 20
9. Inverness CT 18 4 7 7 32 27 5 19
10. Brechin City 18 3 7 8 20 37 -17 16