Queen of the South 1 - 4 Inverness CT

League Cup - Round 1
Saturday, August 1st, 1998, 3:00 PM at Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,227
Referee: C Melville
Queen of the South Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Eadie (89) Paul Sheerin (6)
Scott McLean (28)
Duncan Shearer (73)
Paul Cherry (75)

Team Managers
Rowan Alexander Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
David Mathieson
Marc Cleeland
Graeme Love
George Rowe
Jim Thomson
Dennis Boyle
Mark Weir
Steven Leslie
Stevie Mallan
Charlie Adams
Lee Bailey
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Alexander Nesovic
Andy Aitken
Ken Eadie
Barry Robson
Gary Farquhar
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Nesovic -> Adams (35)
Aitken -> Boyle (62)
Eadie -> Bailey (74)
Barry Robson for Richard Hastings (38)
Martin Bavidge for Paul Sheerin (74)
Gary Farquhar for Barry Wilson (79)

Bookings
Love
Thomson
Bailey
Aitken
Paul Cherry
Duncan Shearer
Scott McLean

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 114 apps -
Richard Hastings 130 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 38 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 50 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 77 apps15 goals
Paul Cherry 77 apps11 goals
Mike Teasdale 97 apps8 goals
Charlie Christie 121 apps22 goals
Paul Sheerin 21 apps6 goals
Scott McLean 30 apps11 goals
Duncan Shearer 29 apps7 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 28 apps5 goals
Gary Farquhar (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 151 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (1999 years 364 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 121 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 151 days)
Oldest Player:Gary Farquhar (1999 years 364 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 121 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Gary Farquhar(Signed )
Martin Bavidge(Signed )

Milestones
Ross Tokely played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

A flying start to 1998/99 for Caley Thistle. The first goal came in 6 minutes when Charlie Christie twisted on the edge of the area and sent over a neat cross which Paul Sheerin nodded home. In 28 minutes Scott McLean made it 2-0. A Calder clearance reached Cherry 40 yards out and he lobbed over the defence for McLean. He hit it first time and knocked it past Mathieson. In the 42nd minute Queens had a golden chance to hit back. Paul Cherry body-checked Alexander Nesovic in the box but Steven Leslie's penalty was blocked by Jim Calder as was the follow up shot. Queens had a long spell of pressure in the second half. In 46 minutes Calder parried a 15 yard Nesovic shot but McCulloch stepped in and turned it away. Amidst the Queens pressure McLean created an opening at the other end when he turned and shot from 10 yards, Mathieson did well to get a hand to it. In 73 minutes Duncan Shearer rose at the back post and headed in a Barry Robson cross from the right. Two minutes later Barry Wilson sent in a free kick from the right and Paul Cherry headed it into the top corner. In the final minute a through ball found Ken Eadie in space and he knocked it past Calder for a consolation goal.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot