Inverness CT 2 - 1 Arbroath

League Match
Saturday, September 5th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,842
Referee: G Clyde
Inverness CT  Arbroath

Goalscorers
Crawford (o.g.) (44)
Duncan Shearer (56)
Gallagher (89)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
Craig Wight
Florence
John Gallagher
McAuley
Peters
John Crawford
Sellars
McGlashan
Grant
Jerry O'Driscoll
D Scott

Substitutes
Andrew Allan
Jordan MacDonald
Martin Bavidge
Tindall
N Thomson
Burns

Substitutions
None. Tindall -> Sellars (64)
N Thomson -> Grant (83)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 120 apps -
Iain MacArthur 96 apps -
Paul Cherry 81 apps12 goals
Mark McCulloch 44 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 135 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 54 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 83 apps17 goals
Mike Teasdale 103 apps9 goals
Paul Sheerin 27 apps7 goals
Scott McLean 36 apps11 goals
Duncan Shearer 35 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 186 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2000 years 34 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 194 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 186 days)
Oldest Player:Jordan MacDonald (2000 years 34 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 194 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Duncan Shearer reached 10 goals for the Club.

The scoreline does not reflect Caley Thistle's superiority in this game. Arbroath played a defensive game and rarely threatened the home goal. In two minutes Duncan Shearer headed over after a Barry Wilson cross from the right. In 19 minutes Arbroath keeper Craig Wight did well to hold a 14 yard Scott McLean drive. In 42 minutes a fierce 25 yard Mike Teasdale shot came off the outside of the left-hand post. Just before half time Caley Thistle were rewarded with a bizarre own-goal. A Sheerin angled drive was heading past the far post when it struck John Crawford and went into the net. After the break Paul Cherry sent a powerful header over the bar just before Arbroath had a rare chance. Jerry O'Driscoll gathered a loose ball and headed for goal. He was stopped by a brilliant Mark McCulloch tackle. Victory was sealed in 56 minutes when Paul Sheerin sent Richard Hastings clear down the left wing and his pin-point cross was headed home by Duncan Shearer. Caley Thistle should have had a penalty in 74 minutes when Crawford clearly handled in the box. Arbroath scored an undeserved consolation in the final minute when John Gallagher weaved past three defenders and lifted the ball into the net from 10 yards.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 5 4 1 0 11 4 7 13
2. Partick Thistle 5 3 1 1 6 4 2 10
3. Clyde 5 2 2 1 7 5 2 8
4. Livingston 5 2 2 1 7 5 2 8
5. Stirling Albion 5 2 1 2 6 10 -4 7
6. Alloa Athletic 5 1 2 2 11 6 5 5
7. Forfar Athletic 5 1 2 2 6 7 -1 5
8. East Fife 5 1 2 2 6 10 -4 5
9. Arbroath 5 1 1 3 3 8 -5 4
10. Queen of the South 5 0 2 3 2 6 -4 2