East Fife 1 - 5 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 29th, 1998, 3:00 PM
Attendance: 599
Referee: D Somers
East Fife Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gartshore (75) Paul Sheerin (pen.) (27)
Duncan Shearer (37)
Paul Cherry (81)
Martin Bavidge (83)
Mike Teasdale (90)

Team Managers
Steve Kirk Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McCulloch
Strathdee
Gibb
Cusick
Johnstone
Coyle
Munro
K Brown
McNeil
Abercromby
Allan
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Gartshore
Fisher
McFarlane
Iain MacArthur
Andrew Allan
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Gartshore -> Brown (64)
Fisher -> Gibb (81)
McFarlane -> (84)
Iain MacArthur for Scott McLean (68)
Martin Bavidge for Duncan Shearer (82)
Andrew Allan for Ross Tokely (87)

Bookings
Cusick
Coyle
Abercromby
Munro
Duncan Shearer
Ross Tokely

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 119 apps -
Richard Hastings 134 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 43 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 53 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 26 apps7 goals
Barry Wilson 82 apps17 goals
Paul Cherry 80 apps12 goals
Mike Teasdale 102 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 126 apps22 goals
Scott McLean 35 apps11 goals
Duncan Shearer 34 apps9 goals
Andrew Allan (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Iain MacArthur (sub) 95 apps -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 6 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 179 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2000 years 27 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 149 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 179 days)
Oldest Player:Andrew Allan (2000 years 27 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 149 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Andrew Allan(Signed )

Milestones
Martin Bavidge scored his first goal for the Club.

This convincing victory put Caley Thistle to the top of Division 2 but it was only in the last 10 minutes that the 3 points were secure. East Fife started well and Jim Calder made a blocking save from John McNeil. In 16 minutes Duncan Shearer set up Paul Sheerin but he shot wide. The home sides John Cusick was amazingly allowed to stay on the field after palming a Sheerin cross off the head of Mike Teasdale in the box. Sheerin scored from the penalty. In 37 minutes it was 2-0 when Barry Wilson sent in a corner and Shearer headed in at the back post. Just before half-time Shearer hit the post with McCulloch beaten. Cherry and Sheerin both came close after the interval before Christie was sent off for a second bookable offence. In 76 minutes the Fifers McNeil sent in a drive which came off Calder's leg and fell perfectly for Philip Gartshore to nod home. Any hopes the home side had of a revival were ended in 81 minutes when Cherry scored number 3 with a header. Two minutes later Wilson ran onto a Mark McCulloch pass and shot towards goal - the keeper could only help it on its way and Martin Bavidge hit it over the line to make sure. On the final whistle a Richard Hastings cross was side footed into the net by Mike Teasdale for number 5.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 4 3 1 0 9 3 6 10
2. Clyde 4 2 1 1 5 3 2 7
3. Partick Thistle 4 2 1 1 5 4 1 7
4. Alloa Athletic 4 1 2 1 11 5 6 5
5. Livingston 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
6. East Fife 4 1 2 1 5 7 -2 5
7. Forfar Athletic 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 4
8. Arbroath 4 1 1 2 2 6 -4 4
9. Stirling Albion 4 1 1 2 5 10 -5 4
10. Queen of the South 4 0 2 2 2 5 -3 2