Inverness CT 3 - 2 Clydebank

League Match
Saturday, February 7th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,863
Referee: H Dallas
Inverness CT  Clydebank

Goalscorers
Brian Thomson (pen.) (37)
Duncan Shearer (54)
Duncan Shearer (59)
C McDonald (25)
G Teale (78)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
N Inglis
J McLaughlin
P Lovering
F Wishart
G Connell
S Docherty
S Murdoch
D Nicholls
D McWilliams
C Adams
C McDonald

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
G Teale
K Ward
A Brown

Substitutions
Charlie Christie for Duncan Shearer (85)
Davie Ross for Barry Wilson (87)
K Ward -> G Connell (57)
G Teale -> C Adams (70)
A Brown -> C McDonald (75)

Bookings
None. D Nicholls
C McDonald
K Ward

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 97 apps -
Paul Cherry 64 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 113 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 22 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 14 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 3 apps -
Mike Teasdale 83 apps6 goals
Sandy Robertson 9 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 61 apps13 goals
Duncan Shearer 18 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 77 apps28 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 114 apps22 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 98 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 270 days)
Oldest Player:Sandy Robertson (1999 years 189 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 249 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 341 days)
Oldest Player:Mark McCulloch (1999 years 189 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 184 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A tremendous victory for the Inverness side against the league leaders. In 7 minutes ‘keeper Neil Inglis took the ball off the head of Shearer and at the other end a Paul Lovering 25 yard free kick was deflected off the wall in 13 minutes. In 24 minutes Colin McDonald pounced on a loose ball just inside the Inverness half but after making good ground he weakly shot past. A minute later there was an action replay and this time he made no mistake. The Inverness defence stood still as he darted onto a through pass – he bore in on goal and carefully slipped it past Jim Calder to give Clydebank the lead. On 37 minutes the home side equalised. Barry Wilson was tripped in the area and Brian Thomson thumped home the penalty. The home side then pressed for another and Thomson came very close in 40 minutes. Shearer chested it into his path but Inglis did well to save his 20 yard drive. In 54 minutes Caley Thistle deservedly took the lead when a Barry Robson cross from the left was slid home by Duncan Shearer. 5 minutes later an almost carbon copy move made it 3-1. Another Robson cross reached Shearer 30 yards out - he controlled it, powered towards goal and hit it neatly past Inglis. In 77 minutes Clydebank scored through substitute Gary Teale. He took the ball from 40 yards out, shrugged off 2 defenders and shot past Calder from an acute angle. Caley Thistle regained control and created more chances. The best was 10 minutes from the end when a Thomson/Shearer 1-2 set the ex-Aberdeen player clear and on course for his hat-trick. The linesman was happy but the referee over-ruled him and gave offside. In the end the home side were delighted to take 3 precious points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 21 11 8 2 32 17 15 41
2. Livingston 20 10 6 4 33 22 11 36
3. Queen of the South 22 9 5 8 32 32 0 32
4. East Fife 22 9 3 10 31 38 -7 30
5. Forfar Athletic 22 7 7 8 39 41 -2 28
6. Stenhousemuir 22 7 6 9 29 34 -5 27
7. Clyde 22 6 8 8 28 31 -3 26
8. Inverness CT 21 6 7 8 40 31 9 25
9. Stranraer 22 6 7 9 34 35 -1 25
10. Brechin City 22 4 9 9 25 42 -17 21