Inverness CT 2 - 2 Livingston

League Match
Saturday, February 21st, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,197
Referee: A. M. Roy
Inverness CT  Livingston

Goalscorers
Duncan Shearer (37)
Mark McCulloch (44)
S Raynes (16)
G Harvey (22)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
I McCaldon
F Conway
G Forrest
G Davidson
T Graham
D Sinclair
S Raynes
G McMartin
J Young
G Harvey
G McLeod

Substitutes
Mike Noble
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat
G Watson
L Bailey
W Foster

Substitutions
Barry Robson for Davie Ross (75)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (84)
W Foster -> J Young (65)

Bookings
Paul Cherry
Raynes
Conway
Forrest

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 100 apps -
Mark McCulloch 25 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 67 apps7 goals
Richard Hastings 116 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 6 apps1 goal
Davie Ross 100 apps10 goals
Barry Wilson 64 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale 86 apps6 goals
Sandy Robertson 12 apps1 goal
Duncan Shearer 21 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 80 apps29 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 16 apps3 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 37 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 284 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 203 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 156 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 254 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 203 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 181 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Davie Ross played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Jim Calder played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

Back to league business after the excitement of the cup. The match was played at a furious pace with the home side making the early running. Against the run of play they lost 2 bad goals in the 16th and 22nd minutes. The first came after Calder pushed out a Grant McMartin cross but Steve Raynes hit it home from the edge of the box. The second was also set up by McMartin a cross which eventually fell to Graham Harvey who headed home at the near post. Caley Thistle were rewarded in 37 minutes when a short Brian Thomson free kick on the edge of the area was volleyed home by Duncan Shearer. With a minute of the half left Mark McCulloch ran down the right, passed to Sandy Robertson, collected the return back-heeler and volleyed past McCaldon from a difficult angle. The wind blew up in the second half and Caley Thistle faced it and driving rain. Thomson had a chance in 54 minutes when he ran clear but hit it past the post and in 61 minutes Shearer set up Robertson but his shot was deflected for a corner. Livingston had a chance in 67 minutes when Graham Watson brought out a good save from Jim Calder with a 15 yard shot. Despite intense second half pressure Caley Thistle had to be content with a point.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 24 13 8 3 37 19 18 47
2. Livingston 23 11 7 5 38 27 11 40
3. Queen of the South 24 10 5 9 37 35 2 35
4. Stenhousemuir 24 9 6 9 34 35 -1 33
5. Stranraer 24 8 7 9 38 35 3 31
6. Forfar Athletic 23 8 7 8 40 41 -1 31
7. East Fife 24 9 3 12 32 44 -12 30
8. Inverness CT 22 6 8 8 42 33 9 26
9. Clyde 24 6 8 10 28 37 -9 26
10. Brechin City 24 4 9 11 27 47 -20 21