Inverness CT 1 - 2 Stranraer

League Match
Saturday, March 7th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,582
Referee: M Clark
Inverness CT  Stranraer

Goalscorers
Paul Cherry (80)
M Campbell (37)
G Young (60)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
G Matthews
T Black
M Campbell
K Knox
P Watson
D Johnstone
I McAulay
P McIntyre
D George
G Young
M Geraghty

Substitutes
Scott McLean
Wayne Addicoat
Duncan Shearer
R Docherty
I English
P Kinnaird

Substitutions
Wayne Addicoat for Paul Sheerin (46)
Scott McLean for Brian Thomson (57)
P Kinnaird -> M Geraghty (55)
R Docherty -> D Johnstone (76)
I English -> G Young (77)

Bookings
Scott McLean
Sandy Robertson
Mark McCulloch
D George
P Kinnaird

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 18 apps -
Mark McCulloch 29 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 44 apps2 goals
Vetle Andersen 30 apps -
Richard Hastings 120 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 10 apps1 goal
Sandy Robertson 16 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 68 apps14 goals
Paul Cherry 71 apps10 goals
Barry Robson 20 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 84 apps30 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 41 apps4 goals
Scott McLean (sub) 24 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 4 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 217 days)
Average Player Age:19 years 333 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 4 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 217 days)
Average Player Age:19 years 333 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Cherry reached 10 goals for the Club.

A poor display against a Stranraer side which just made it through the snow to Inverness. The game started positively for the home side when Barry Wilson nearly gave them the lead after one minute. He took a long pass from Ross Tokely and headed for goal – Gary Matthews came off his line and tipped it away. The ball ran loose but Wilson could not reach it. After that the game was bogged down in midfield and it was Stranraer who made the breakthrough in 37 minutes. Gordon Young forced a corner, it was taken by Ian McAulay and Mark Campbell rose to head home. Five minutes into the second half Wilson forced a good save from Matthews and this spurred a home revival. It did not however lead to a goal and Stranraer scored another on the hour mark. A Tom Black cross from the left caught out the defence and it fell for Gordon Young who hit it past Les Fridge. Caley Thistle fought back and in 64 minutes a Sandy Robertson shot from the edge of the box blazed over the bar. In 70 minutes Wayne Addicoat met a Barry Robson corner but Matthews brilliantly blocked the youngster’s effort. 10 minutes from time Paul Cherry clawed one back when he rifled home a Barry Wilson corner from 8 yards. Three minutes later it should have been 2-2 when a Robertson lob from 20 yards went just wide with Matthews beaten. It became clear that it was not Caley Thistle’s day when a stonewall penalty was turned down in 84 minutes. Black brought down Wilson in the box but the referee was not persuaded. A disappointing result for the home side.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 26 13 10 3 37 19 18 49
2. Livingston 25 11 8 6 40 30 10 41
3. Queen of the South 26 11 6 9 42 36 6 39
4. Stranraer 27 10 7 10 41 38 3 37
5. Forfar Athletic 26 9 8 9 43 47 -4 35
6. Stenhousemuir 27 9 7 11 35 40 -5 34
7. East Fife 26 10 4 12 35 46 -11 34
8. Inverness CT 26 7 9 10 49 40 9 30
9. Clyde 27 6 10 11 30 40 -10 28
10. Brechin City 26 6 9 11 32 48 -16 27