Inverness CT 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic

League Match
Saturday, April 4th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,615
Referee: G Simpson
Inverness CT  Forfar Athletic

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Ian McPhee

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Vetle Andersen
Gregg Hood
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Dean Robertson
McCheyne
Ally Gray
Hamilton
Ferguson
Bobby Mann
John Allison
Nairn
Scott
Andy CArgill
Martin McLaughlan

Substitutes
Barry Wilson
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer
Ben Honeyman
Craig
Loney

Substitutions
Duncan Shearer for Scott McLean (63)
Barry Wilson for Mike Teasdale (63)
Brian Thomson for Iain Stewart (63)
Ben Honeyman -> Scott (69)

Bookings
Gregg Hood
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 108 apps -
Vetle Andersen 35 apps -
Iain MacArthur 88 apps -
Richard Hastings 125 apps2 goals
Gregg Hood 2 apps -
Charlie Christie 115 apps22 goals
Barry Robson 25 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 91 apps6 goals
Paul Sheerin 15 apps4 goals
Iain Stewart 116 apps70 goals
Scott McLean 28 apps10 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 72 apps15 goals
Brian Thomson (sub) 89 apps32 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 26 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 326 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 276 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 326 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 205 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle's slump continued with this dismal goal-less draw. They started well in the wet and windy conditions and for the first half-hour they created real chances. As the weather improved the game went flat. Charlie Christie returned from long-term injury and he created a chance in 5 minutes. He weaved in the box then sent over a dangerous cross which Iain Stewart just failed to reach. In 10 minutes a Mike Teasdale shot was blocked and it fell to Barry Robson who shot past from a difficult angle. At the other end in 19 minutes Andy Cargill created an opening when he ran at the defence and passed back to Ally Gray but he could only lob over the bar. 2 minutes later Forfar had another chance when Martin McLaughlan made a run from the halfway line but he shot weakly past the post from 20 yards. 4 minutes later McLaughlan again ran clear of the defence and was only stopped by Jim Calder diving bravely at his feet. In 24 minutes Stewart beat the keeper to a loose ball, passed to Robson on the left and his cross was headed just over by Gregg Hood. On the stroke of half time McLean nearly broke the deadlock when he turned and shot from the edge of the Forfar box but it was deflected for a corner. There was little of interest in the second half as the fight went out of the home side and Forfar seemed content to play out a draw. In 54 minutes a Bobby Mann 40 yard free kick was deflected and Calder only took it at the second attempt. Steve Paterson sent on all three substitutes but they created little. There was a flurry around 75 minutes when Duncan Shearer set up Brian Thomson but his first time shot from 20 yards was wild. Shortly after that a Robson shot after a Barry Wilson cross crashed off the post. 3 minutes from time Thomson created a chance to take full points. A Shearer shot was blocked and it fell to Thomson who turned past one defender and shot hard from close range but somehow Dean Robertson got a hand to it and saved a point for Forfar.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 31 14 11 6 39 26 13 53
2. Livingston 30 13 10 7 48 35 13 49
3. Stranraer 31 14 7 10 51 39 12 49
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. Forfar Athletic 31 10 9 12 46 55 -9 39
7. Stenhousemuir 30 10 8 12 36 41 -5 38
8. Inverness CT 31 9 10 12 57 45 12 37
9. Clyde 30 8 10 12 36 47 -11 34
10. Brechin City 30 6 10 14 34 57 -23 28