Clydebank 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 28th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Attendance: 344
Referee: J McLuskey
Clydebank Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Derek McWilliams (60) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McFarlane
Wishart
Miller
Trialist
McGlaughlin
Brannigan
David Nichols
McDonald
Gregg Shaw
Docherty
McWilliams
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Vetle Andersen
Gregg Hood
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Teale
K Ward
H Ward
Davie Ross
Iain Stewart
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Teale -> McDonald (72)
K Ward -> Docherty (85)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Robson (77)
Iain Stewart for Duncan Shearer (77)
Davie Ross for Mike Teasdale (77)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 107 apps -
Vetle Andersen 34 apps -
Gregg Hood 1 app (debut) -
Iain MacArthur 87 apps -
Richard Hastings 124 apps2 goals
Sandy Robertson 20 apps1 goal
Paul Sheerin 14 apps4 goals
Barry Robson 24 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 90 apps6 goals
Duncan Shearer 25 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 88 apps32 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 105 apps10 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 43 apps4 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 115 apps70 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 319 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 238 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 347 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 289 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 238 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 34 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Gregg Hood(Signed )

Milestones

The atmosphere in the ground was strange with a rebellious home crowd that slow-handclapped their own team and displayed Irish flags. Caley Jags started well and could have taken the lead. A chance came in the 5th minute when McFarlane made a mess of clearing a pass back under pressure from Shearer. It fell for Sandy Robertson 25 yards out but he shot wide. The home side had their first effort in 15 minutes when a McGlaughlin header across goal was cleared by Sheerin. 4 minutes later a long throw from David Nichols reached Gregg Shaw in space but he headed weakly into Jim Calder's arms. In 30 minutes Vetle Andersen sent over a cross from the left and Thomson sent in a fierce hook shot which McFarlane gathered at the second attempt. In 35 minutes Thomson had an opportunity when he challenged McFarlane for a Richard Hastings free kick. The ball bounced awkwardly but Thomson got to it first � he managed to hit over the �keeper but also over the bar. The second half started slowly but in the 54th minute Clydebank�s Shaw hit a powerful snap shot in the box which Calder did well to palm for a corner. The only goal of the game came on the hour mark. A defensive clearance ricocheted to Derek McWilliams on the left and he closed in on Calder before hitting the ball high into the net from a difficult angle. In 76 minutes a typical Thomson free kick from the edge of the area was deflected for a corner and a minute later Caley Thistle had a fright when a Calder clearance reached McWilliams near the halfway line. He immediately lobbed it back towards goal but it cleared the bar as Calder struggled to get back to his line. In the closing seconds the home side pressed for a another goal. Calder palmed away a Nichols shot for a corner then had to be sharp to catch a Brannigan header. This took the pressure off the home defence and Clydebank held out for a narrow win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 30 14 11 5 38 24 14 53
2. Livingston 30 13 10 7 48 35 13 49
3. Stranraer 30 13 7 10 49 38 11 46
4. Queen of the South 30 12 8 10 47 41 6 44
5. East Fife 30 12 5 13 44 52 -8 41
6. Stenhousemuir 30 10 8 12 36 41 -5 38
7. Forfar Athletic 30 10 8 12 46 55 -9 38
8. Inverness CT 30 9 9 12 57 45 12 36
9. Clyde 30 8 10 12 36 47 -11 34
10. Brechin City 30 6 10 14 34 57 -23 28