Brechin City 3 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Wednesday, February 25th, 1998, 7:30 PM at Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 388
Referee: Alan Freeland
Brechin City Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Richard Hastings (og24)
Roddy Black (52)
Craig Feroz (89)
Paul Cherry (22)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
S Garden
R Brown
H Cairney
G Smith
S Campbell
S Sorbie
R Black
J McKellar
C Feroz
A Hutcheon
R Baillie
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer

Bench
G Buick
C Farnan
R Brand
Vetle Andersen
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
C Farnan -> A Hutcheon (82) Vetle Andersen for Mike Teasdale (67)
Barry Robson for Barry Wilson (67)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (67)

Bookings
C Farnan
C Feroz
Barry Robson
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 101 apps -
Mark McCulloch 26 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 68 apps8 goals
Richard Hastings 117 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 65 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale 87 apps6 goals
Sandy Robertson 13 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 7 apps1 goal
Davie Ross 101 apps10 goals
Duncan Shearer 22 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 81 apps29 goals
Vetle Andersen (sub) 27 apps -
Barry Robson (sub) 17 apps3 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 38 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 288 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 207 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 160 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 207 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 35 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The cup hangover finally hit Caley Thistle. Brechin had the first shot in 13 minutes when a Craig Feroz cross fell to Bobby Brown but his effort was held by Jim Calder. In the 15th minute Shearer tested Garden with a hook shot and 7 minutes later Paul Cherry put Caley Thistle ahead. Barry Wilson played a short corner to Brian Thomson and his cross was only partly cleared Cherry drove home from the edge of the area. 2 minutes later Brechin levelled. Feroz powered down the right and sent in a low cross just beyond the diving Calder as Richard Hastings raced back he knocked it into the net. Feroz came close in 56 minutes when Calder tipped over a fierce header. Brechin took the lead in 62 minutes with a Roddy Black solo goal. He ran through the defence from midfield , rounded Calder and scored easily. In 71 minutes a Sandy Robertson free kick was deflected over and 3 minutes later McCulloch tried to lob Garden but just failed. With 10 minutes remaining Wayne Addicoat touched the ball on for Thomson to drive home but offside was given. As Caley Thistle threw everything forward they were exposed and this led to a third Brechin goal. McKellar raced down the right and set up Feroz whose shot was blocked by Calder. The ball fell again to Feroz and he scored.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 25 13 9 3 37 19 18 48
2. Livingston 24 11 7 6 38 28 10 40
3. Queen of the South 25 10 6 9 37 35 2 36
4. Stranraer 25 9 7 9 39 35 4 34
5. Forfar Athletic 24 9 7 8 42 42 0 34
6. Stenhousemuir 25 9 6 10 35 37 -2 33
7. East Fife 25 10 3 12 34 45 -11 33
8. Inverness CT 23 6 8 9 43 36 7 26
9. Clyde 25 6 8 11 29 39 -10 26
10. Brechin City 25 5 9 11 30 48 -18 24