Inverness CT 2 - 1 Stenhousemuir

League Match
Saturday, April 11th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,414
Referee: K Toner
Inverness CT  Stenhousemuir

Goalscorers
Mike Teasdale (31)
Mike Teasdale (61)
Ian Little (18)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Mark McCulloch
Gregg Hood
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Neil Alexander
Spratt
Hall
Graeme Armstrong
Innes
Hutchison
Law
James Fisher
McCutcheon
Christie
Ian Little

Substitutes
Vetle Andersen
Barry Robson
Duncan Shearer
Farrell
Roseburgh
Banks

Substitutions
Vetle Andersen for Gregg Hood (46)
Barry Robson for Iain MacArthur (64)
Duncan Shearer for Iain Stewart (70)
Farrell -> Law (46)
Roseburgh -> Ian Little (68)
Banks -> Fisher (82)

Bookings
Gregg Hood
Iain Stewart
Barry Robson (70)
Mark McCulloch (80)
Hutchison

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 109 apps -
Mark McCulloch 33 apps3 goals
Gregg Hood 3 apps -
Iain MacArthur 89 apps -
Richard Hastings 126 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 73 apps15 goals
Charlie Christie 116 apps22 goals
Mike Teasdale 92 apps8 goals
Paul Sheerin 16 apps4 goals
Iain Stewart 117 apps70 goals
Brian Thomson 90 apps32 goals
Vetle Andersen (sub) 36 apps -
Barry Robson (sub) 26 apps5 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 27 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 333 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 212 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (20 years 333 days)
Oldest Player:Gregg Hood (1999 years 252 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 212 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A vital win for the home side in the relegation battle. Two goals by Mike Teasdale won it after the Warriors had taken the lead. It was not a great game but the Inverness side deserved to win. It was a cold windy day punctuated by dreadful hail showers. In 4 minutes Barry Wilson dispossessed Graeme Armstrong on the right and powered in on goal but he shot wide from an awkward angle. The home side lost a bad goal in 18 minutes. Armstrong took a corner on the right and Ian Little slid in to score from 2 yards. In 29 minutes Paul Sheerin was brought down in the penalty area but Brian Thomson's penalty was saved by Neil Alexander. This spurred the home side on and two minutes later they equalised. A Sheerin corner from the right came to Teasdale 12 yards out and he drove it into the net through a ruck of players. In 37 minutes a Barry Wilson run and deep cross was deflected for a corner. As the half drew to a close Calder dived at the feet of James Fisher and pushed the ball for a corner. The home side pressed well after the break and in 51 minutes Charlie Christie hit it just over the bar from 22 yards. In 61 minutes it was 2-1. A great move by Stewart and Charlie Christie set up Teasdale 10 yards out. Once more he took his chance and drove it home. Two minutes later Stewart had a chance to seal it when he took advantage of a mix up between two defenders and ran in on Alexander but he tried to lob him but the keeper took it easily. The home side should have scored again 2 minutes from time. Duncan Shearer intercepted the ball 15 yards and unselfishly passed to Thomson who was better placed. Thomson's 8 yard shot came off the keeper and the post. In the dying seconds Teasdale was determined to make his hat trick and ran in on a Shearer pass across the face of the goal but his sliding back-heeler went past the post.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 32 15 10 7 53 35 18 55
2. Clydebank 32 14 11 7 39 27 12 53
3. Stranraer 32 15 7 10 54 40 14 52
4. East Fife 32 13 6 13 48 53 -5 45
5. Queen of the South 32 12 8 12 48 46 2 44
6. Forfar Athletic 32 11 9 12 47 55 -8 42
7. Inverness CT 32 10 10 12 59 46 13 40
8. Stenhousemuir 32 10 8 14 40 47 -7 38
9. Clyde 32 8 11 13 36 51 -15 35
10. Brechin City 32 7 10 15 39 63 -24 31