Inverness CT 0 - 3 Aberdeen

League Cup - Round 2
Saturday, August 8th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 5,164
Referee: T M McCurry
Inverness CT  Aberdeen

None. Dodds (17 secs, 66, 70)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Gary Farquhar
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
Jim Leighton
Mark Perry
Derek Whyte
Russell Anderson
John Inglis
Gary Smith
Craig Hignett
Eoin Jess
Derek Young
Billy Dodds
Ilian Kiriakov

Iain MacArthur
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge

Martin Bavidge for Duncan Shearer (72)
Iain MacArthur for Barry Wilson (72)
David Rowson
Andy Dow
Ricky Gillies

Richard Hastings

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 116 apps -
Richard Hastings 131 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 51 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 40 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 23 apps6 goals
Gary Farquhar 3 apps -
Mike Teasdale 99 apps8 goals
Barry Wilson 79 apps16 goals
Charlie Christie 123 apps22 goals
Scott McLean 32 apps11 goals
Duncan Shearer 31 apps7 goals
Iain MacArthur (sub) 94 apps -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 158 days)
Oldest Player:Gary Farquhar (2000 years 6 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 3 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 158 days)
Oldest Player:Gary Farquhar (2000 years 6 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 177 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Despite the build up to this game was rather bland. Aberdeen killed it in 17 seconds with a Billy Dodds goal. Russell Anderson ran down the right, passed to Derek Young inside and he swept it to Dodds and his 6 yard shot gave Jim Calder no chance. Duncan Shearer then headed past after a Barry Wilson corner and Scott McLean hit a weak shot at Jim Leighton. In 10 minutes Ilian Kiriakov sent in a dangerous cross from the left and Paul Sheerin cleared it for a corner. In 24 minutes Shearer pounced on a kind bounce off the referee but his cut inside only found Inglis. Sheerin sent in a strong 20 yard shot in 27 minutes but it hit Inglis, a painful but timely stop. Chances appeared at both ends as the half drew to a close. In 42 minutes Mark McCulloch sent a low drive just past after a good move involving Charlie Christie and Sheerin. With a minute left a bad bounce from the halfway line set up Young but he hit it low past the post. Three minutes into the second half Christie set up Wilson down the right, he beat Kiriakov but his cut back was taken by Leighton. Wilson had another chance two minutes later when he took a free kick 25 yards out. He played a 1-2 with Sheerin then lobbed it over Leighton andthe bar. In 66 minutes it was 2-0. Kiriakov found Dodds who hit it low into the net through a ruck of players. He was denied in 69 minutes when Calder saved his close shot at the post. His hat-trick was only delayed by a minute. Calder punched out a Kiriakov low shot and Dodds followed up to score easily. In 81 minutes a Sheerin cross from the left was deflected for a corner with Leighton beaten. The keeper showed his class in 85 minutes when he saved a powerful McLean header. The game petered out after that with Aberdeen worthy winners.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot