Clyde 4 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 26th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 978
Referee: A Gemmill
Clyde Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Grant (40)
McCusker (44)
Convery (45)
Barratt (55)
Paul Cherry (51)

Team Managers
Ronnie McDonald Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Wylie
Murray
Cranmer
Spittal
Smith
McMillan
Convery
McLay
Barratt
McCusker
Grant
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Martin Bavidge

Bench
Keogh
O'Brien
Carrigan
Iain MacArthur
Barry Robson
Iain Stewart

Substitutions
Keogh -> Spittal (44)
O'Brien -> Barratt (79)
Carrigan -> Convery (82)
Iain MacArthur for Richard Hastings (27)
Iain Stewart for Martin Bavidge (55)

Bookings
Barratt Ross Tokely
Mike Teasdale
Iain MacArthur

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 123 apps -
Richard Hastings 138 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 84 apps13 goals
Ross Tokely 57 apps3 goals
Mark McCulloch 47 apps3 goals
Charlie Christie 129 apps22 goals
Barry Wilson 86 apps18 goals
Mike Teasdale 106 apps9 goals
Paul Sheerin 30 apps8 goals
Scott McLean 39 apps12 goals
Martin Bavidge 9 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur (sub) 98 apps -
Iain Stewart (sub) 123 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 207 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2000 years 55 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 296 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 207 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2000 years 55 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 24 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle's unbeaten run ended at Broadwood. Their troubles started in the warm-up when Shearer pulled a calf muscle and had to drop out. Worse came in the 27th minute when Hastings was stretchered off with a knee injury. Caley Thistle started well and McLean forced a point blank save from Wylie. In 10 minutes Clyde's McCusker made a strong solo run but his final shot was weak. Five minutes later at the other end Sheerin shot over the bar after being set up by McLean. The injury to Hastings was followed closely by a clash between Spittal and Wilson which saw the Clyde player carried off. Despite playing with 10 men Clyde took the lead in the 40th minute through Grant after a strong McCusker run and a Convery cross. Injury time in the first half lasted 5 minutes and Clyde scored twice. A Convery pass set up McCusker and he stroked it past Calder then Convery himself shot home from the edge of the area. Six minutes into the second half Cherry gave the visitors hope when he bundled the ball over the line following a corner. Four minutes later it was 4-1 when Barrett found himself in space and neatly rounded Calder before slotting the ball into the empty net. There was no way back now for Caley Thistle and Clyde were worthy winners. Caley Thistle dropped to second place in Division 2 but only on goal difference.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Partick Thistle 8 6 1 1 12 5 7 19
2. Inverness CT 8 6 1 1 16 10 6 19
3. Livingston 8 4 3 1 14 10 4 15
4. Clyde 8 3 3 2 12 10 2 12
5. Alloa Athletic 8 3 2 3 19 10 9 11
6. Stirling Albion 8 3 1 4 8 13 -5 10
7. East Fife 7 2 2 3 9 14 -5 8
8. Queen of the South 7 1 2 4 7 9 -2 5
9. Forfar Athletic 8 1 2 5 8 14 -6 5
10. Arbroath 8 1 1 6 4 14 -10 4