Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, March 10th, 1998, 7:30 PM at Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 332
Referee: I Elmslie
Forfar Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Ben Honeyman (pen 76) Paul Sheerin (19)
Paul Sheerin (23)

Team Managers
Ian McPhee Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Dean Robertson
John Allison
Donald Craig
James Hamilton
Graeme Ferguson
Bobby Mann
Martin Mclaughlan
Jimmy Nairn
Andy Cargill
Ben Honeyman
Jamie Loney
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Scott McLean

Bench
Iain Lee
Alistar Gray
Paul Roberts
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Alistar Gray -> Donald Craig (57)
Paul Roberts -> Jimmy Nairn (73)
Barry Wilson for Brian Thomson (84)
Davie Ross for Scott McLean (84)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Robson (89)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Paul Cherry (75)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 104 apps -
Mark McCulloch 30 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 72 apps10 goals
Vetle Andersen 31 apps -
Richard Hastings 121 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 45 apps2 goals
Paul Sheerin 11 apps3 goals
Sandy Robertson 17 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 21 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 85 apps30 goals
Scott McLean 25 apps9 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 102 apps10 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 69 apps14 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 42 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 7 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 212 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 271 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 339 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle's first ever win at Station Park opened up a 5 point gap over second-bottom Clyde. Scott McLean started his first game for a year and he went close in 16 minutes when he swivelled in the box and fired a shot inches past the post. Three minutes later McLean took an accurate pass from Ross Tokely and cut it back for Paul Sheerin to shoot home from 10 yards. Four minutes later Brian Thomson split the Forfar defence and set up Sheerin who fired home a second. Caley Thistle keeper Jim Calder, back from suspension, then had to be sharp to block a McLaughlin shot with his feet. At the other end Robertson did well to palm away a McLean drive. In 73 minutes Forfar substitute Paul Roberts failed to take advantage of an uncharacteristic Calder error. Two minutes later a goal mouth scramble led to Paul Cherry using a hand to stop a goalbound Ben Honeyman shot and an inevitable red card. Honeyman's resultant penalty was hit just beyond the diving Calder and into the net off the post. Caley Thistle held on for an excellent victory.

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 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 27 9 8 10 44 49 -5 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 27 8 9 10 51 41 10 33
9. Clyde 27 6 10 11 30 40 -10 28
10. Brechin City 26 6 9 11 32 48 -16 27