Stenhousemuir 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 28th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir
Attendance: 463
Referee: G Allison
Stenhousemuir Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Barry Robson (45)
Brian Thomson (55)
Paul Cherry (77)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
N Alexander
E Paton
G Armstrong
A Banks
I Little
A Sprott
M Christie
G Hutchison
G McCutcheon
S Farrell
R Law
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat

Bench
S Ellison
J Henderson
D Roseburgh
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Duncan Shearer

Substitutions
J Henderson -> A Banks (27) Barry Wilson for Brian Thomson (64)
Duncan Shearer for Wayne Addicoat (74)
Mike Teasdale for Paul Sheerin (82)

Bookings
R Law
J Henderson
Paul Cherry

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 102 apps -
Mark McCulloch 27 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 69 apps9 goals
Ross Tokely 42 apps2 goals
Vetle Andersen 28 apps -
Richard Hastings 118 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 8 apps1 goal
Sandy Robertson 14 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 18 apps4 goals
Brian Thomson 82 apps30 goals
Wayne Addicoat 39 apps4 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 66 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 88 apps6 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 23 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 261 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 210 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 333 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 261 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 210 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 6 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Brian Thomson reached 30 goals for the Club.

Caley Thistle bounced back from the disappointment at Brechin to convincingly beat Stenhousemuir. Overnight snow on top of frost put the game in doubt but the pitch was declared playable. Caley Thistle dominated the play throughout the game. The first chance came in 9 minutes when a Thomson chip reached Addicoat in space but he struck it past from 20 yards. At the other end Jim Calder did very well to push away a Bobby Law 16 yard drive in 14 minutes. 3 minutes later Warriors ‘keeper Neil Alexander had to do the same when he stopped a spectacular 25 yard Addicoat shot. In 33 minutes a Sandy Robertson 25 yard bullet hit off the head of full back Steve Farrell. The half was well into injury time when Caley Thistle took the lead through their best player Barry Robson. He took a corner on the right and it curled into the net through Alexander’s hands. In 55 minutes it was 2-0. Paul Cherry made a run down the right and flicked it to Thomson in the box. He controlled it well and stroked it home. Stenhousemuir should have pulled one back in 69 minutes when Gary McCutcheon, on loan from Kilmarnock, beat 3 defenders only to see his shot rebound off the bar. At the other end Wilson had a chance on 75 minutes. Farrell slipped in the mud under pressure from Paul Sheerin and Wilson stepped in to collect. With Shearer well placed in the box Wilson elected to go straight for goal but he hit it just past the post. 2 minutes later the game was sewn up by the on-form Paul Cherry. Shearer hit a low dangerous ball from the right into the box - Wilson touched it back to Cherry who hammered it into the roof of the net. The Warriors did not give up and 3 minutes from time a loose ball fell to McCutcheon in the box. He had time to control it but only managed to volley over the bar. Caley Thistle were delighted with their well deserved win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 26 13 10 3 37 19 18 49
2. Livingston 24 11 7 6 38 28 10 40
3. Queen of the South 25 10 6 9 37 35 2 36
4. Forfar Athletic 25 9 8 8 42 42 0 35
5. Stranraer 25 9 7 9 39 35 4 34
6. East Fife 26 10 4 12 35 46 -11 34
7. Stenhousemuir 26 9 6 11 35 40 -5 33
8. Inverness CT 24 7 8 9 46 36 10 29
9. Clyde 26 6 9 11 30 40 -10 27
10. Brechin City 25 5 9 11 30 48 -18 24