Inverness CT 5 - 1 Clyde

League Match
Saturday, January 17th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,505
Referee: J Young
Inverness CT  Clyde

Goalscorers
Brian Thomson (1)
Barry Wilson (20)
Iain Stewart (69)
Sandy Robertson (80)
Iain Stewart (83)
M O'Neill (79)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
R Balfour
C Baptie
J Tortolano
B Rice
A Gibson
T King
I Cameron
P Brownlie
B Carrigan
A Graham
J Prunty

Substitutes
Davie Ross
Barry Robson
Duncan Shearer
G McPhee
M O'Neill
S McInulty

Substitutions
Davie Ross for Barry Wilson (65)
Barry Robson for Paul Sheerin (78)
M O'Neill -> A Gibson (76)

Bookings
Vetle Andersen
A Gibson
T King

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 94 apps -
Mark McCulloch 19 apps1 goal
Vetle Andersen 22 apps -
Paul Cherry 61 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 110 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 58 apps11 goals
Sandy Robertson 6 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 1 app (debut) -
Mike Teasdale 80 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 74 apps25 goals
Iain Stewart 108 apps68 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 11 apps2 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 96 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 249 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 168 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 156 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 249 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 168 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 72 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Paul Sheerin(Signed )

Milestones
Brian Thomson scored for the 25th time for the Club.
Sandy Robertson scored his first goal for the Club.

The home side beat Clyde decisively on a snowy day. Brian Thomson scored the first in
1 minute 22 seconds – a club record for a competitive goal. Trialist Paul Sheerin was set up on the left by Barry Wilson and his cross was driven in by Thomson from 10 yards. In 20 minutes a Vetle Andersen cross rebounded to Wilson 12 yards out and he finished clinically to make it 2-0. In 37 minutes it was nearly 3 when a clever Iain Stewart chip beat ‘keeper Robert Balfour but it hit the bar. The half-time score was kept down by bad luck and the efforts of Balfour. Clyde came out fighting after the interval. An Ian Cameron header went just over in 50 minutes and Andrew Gibson came close in 52 and 53 minutes. In 64 and 65 minutes Balfour saved Thomson bullet shots and at the other end Calder turned a Gibson snap shot past in 66 minutes. Stewart made it 3-0 in 68 minutes when he turned and shot past Balfour from 15 yards. In 79 minutes Clyde scored a consolation goal when a Michael O’Neill diving header flashed past Calder after a cross from Paul Brownlie. A minute later Sandy Robertson scored the fourth. He picked up the ball just inside the Clyde half, ran through the whole defence and slipped it past Balfour from 10 yards. Three minutes later Stewart made it 5-1 when he turned in a Barry Robson corner.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 19 10 8 1 29 14 15 38
2. Livingston 18 9 6 3 29 20 9 33
3. Queen of the South 18 8 3 7 30 30 0 27
4. East Fife 20 8 3 9 28 36 -8 27
5. Stranraer 20 6 7 7 32 31 1 25
6. Forfar Athletic 19 6 6 7 35 34 1 24
7. Clyde 20 6 6 8 26 29 -3 24
8. Inverness CT 19 5 7 7 37 28 9 22
9. Stenhousemuir 18 5 5 8 24 30 -6 20
10. Brechin City 19 3 7 9 20 38 -18 16