Inverness CT 3 - 2 Queen of the South

League Match
Saturday, September 12th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,912
Referee: S Dougal
Inverness CT  Queen of the South

Goalscorers
Paul Sheerin (46)
Scott McLean (48)
Barry Wilson (67)
Rowe (20)
Mallan (85)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson David Wilson

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
David Mathieson
McLeod
Andy Aitken
Kevin Doig
Jim Thomson
George Rowe
Derek Townsley
Lee Bailey
Stevie Mallan
Sandy Nesovic
Potts

Substitutes
Iain MacArthur
David Hind
Martin Bavidge
Jamie McAllister
Charlie Adams
Ken Eadie

Substitutions
Martin Bavidge for Barry Wilson (81)
Iain MacArthur for Paul Sheerin (81)
McAllister -> Potts (48)
Adams -> Bailey (68)
Eadie -> Townsley (79)

Bookings
Mark McCulloch
Doig

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 121 apps -
Mark McCulloch 45 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 55 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 136 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 82 apps12 goals
Mike Teasdale 104 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 127 apps22 goals
Paul Sheerin 28 apps8 goals
Barry Wilson 84 apps18 goals
Duncan Shearer 36 apps10 goals
Scott McLean 37 apps12 goals
Iain MacArthur (sub) 97 apps -
Martin Bavidge (sub) 7 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 193 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2000 years 41 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 282 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 193 days)
Oldest Player:David Hind (2000 years 41 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 15 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle won this game more easily than 3-2 suggests. They pounded the Queens goal in the first 15 minutes and had chances through Wilson, Shearer and Teasdale. Queens amazingly took the lead in 20 minutes when a Sandy Nesovic corner caused confusion in the Caley Thistle area. Jim Calder fumbled the ball and George Rowe stepped in to blast it home. Queens keeper David Mathieson continued to thwart the home attack and in 32 minutes he brilliantly blocked a close range Shearer header. In 39 minutes Mathieson pushed a McLean pile-driver onto the bar. A minute into the second half Shearer dummied a Wilson cross and Sheerin stepped in to slam the ball home. From the restart they stormed upfield and should have had a penalty when Sheerin was brought down. Immediately after that McLean made it 2-1 with a stunning 25 yard drive off the underside of the bar. In 67 minutes the points seemed secure when McLean picked out Wilson with a pass and he scored number 3 with a low drive. With 5 minutes left Queens regained hope when they made it 3-2. Steve Mallan gathered a knock-on from substitute Charlie Adams and rifled it into the net. Despite this setback Caley Thistle held on to claim a well-deserved win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 6 5 1 0 14 6 8 16
2. Partick Thistle 6 4 1 1 7 4 3 13
3. Livingston 6 3 2 1 9 6 3 11
4. Alloa Athletic 6 2 2 2 14 6 8 8
5. Clyde 6 2 2 2 7 8 -1 8
6. East Fife 6 2 2 2 8 11 -3 8
7. Stirling Albion 6 2 1 3 6 11 -5 7
8. Forfar Athletic 6 1 2 3 7 9 -2 5
9. Arbroath 6 1 1 4 4 10 -6 4
10. Queen of the South 6 0 2 4 4 9 -5 2