Inverness CT 2 - 3 Dundee Utd

(After extra time)
Scottish Cup - Rd 4 (replay)
Wednesday, February 18th, 1998, 7:30 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 5,821
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Dundee Utd

Brian Thomson (85)
Mark McCulloch (90)
K Olofsson (7)
G McSwegan (84)
L Zetterlund (108)

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
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
S Dykstra
S Pressley
E Pedersen
M Malpas
M Perry
J Dolan
R McKinnon
L Zetterlund
R Winters
A McLaren
K Olofsson

Davie Ross
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat
M Skoldmark
G McSwegan
J Misse-Misse

Barry Robson for Vetle Andersen (59)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (78)
G McSwegan -> A McLaren (61)
J Misse-Misse -> R Winters (73)
M Skoldmark -> R McKinnon (82)

Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Richard Hastings
E Pedersen

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 99 apps -
Richard Hastings 115 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 24 apps2 goals
Vetle Andersen 26 apps -
Paul Cherry 66 apps7 goals
Mike Teasdale 85 apps6 goals
Barry Wilson 63 apps13 goals
Sandy Robertson 11 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 5 apps1 goal
Brian Thomson 79 apps29 goals
Duncan Shearer 20 apps5 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 15 apps3 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 36 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 281 days)
Oldest Player:Duncan Shearer (1999 years 200 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 111 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 200 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 262 days
Domestic Players:12 (85.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A thrilling cup tie. The Inverness side fought like tigers in front of a record crowd with the prize of a home tie against Celtic. United took the lead in the 7th minute when Olofsson took a through ball from McKinnon and lashed it home from 12 yards. On the 30 minute mark United were awarded a penalty when Winters tumbled in the box but Calder dived to his right to deny Pressley. A minute later Robertson sent a lob just over and in 33 minutes Dijkstra did well to smother the ball after a goalmouth scramble. In the 36th minute Cherry sent Wilson off on a run but his final shot was deflected away. On the 40 minute mark Shearer blocked a Dijkstra clearance but could only turn and hit it over the bar with the ‘keeper stranded. A minute later the referee turned down a penalty after Wilson was tripped in the box. Play raged on in the second half with Caley Thistle pressing and United hitting on the break. 6 minutes from full time the game seemed to be over when McSwegan made it 2-0 – a good run and finish after pouncing on a misplaced Robson pass. Caley Thistle had other ideas and a minute later Thomson headed home a Teasdale cross to pull one back. With 90 seconds of injury time played McCulloch set off on a run down the right, played it to Wilson who backheeled it into his path and hit home a glorious angled volley from 20 yards. Extra time was lacking in chances as legs tired but the deadlock was broken 3 minutes into the second period. As Caley Thistle pressed forward McSwegan took advantage of the defensive gaps and ran through to provide Zetterlund with a shooting chance on the edge of the box – he took it gratefully and sealed the tie. Time ran out and United went forward to meet Celtic. A wonderful night for Inverness football despite the result.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot