Livingston 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 10th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
Attendance: 4,130
Referee: C Hardie
Livingston Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Robertson (35)
McPhee (76)
Scott McLean (87)

Team Managers
Ray Stewart Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Alexander
Boyle
Deas
McManus
Sweeney
Millar
King
Sherry
Robertson
Bennett
Bingham
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Wayne Addicoat

Bench
McPhee
McMartin
McCormick
Andrew Allan
Gary Farquhar
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
McPhee -> Bennett (56)
McMartin -> Boyle (71)
McCormick -> Robertson (83)
Gary Farquhar for Barry Wilson (73)

Bookings
Sherry
McPhee
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 125 apps -
Mark McCulloch 49 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 86 apps13 goals
Ross Tokely 59 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 32 apps8 goals
Charlie Christie 131 apps22 goals
Barry Wilson 88 apps19 goals
Mike Teasdale 108 apps9 goals
Hugh Robertson 2 apps -
Wayne Addicoat 45 apps4 goals
Scott McLean 41 apps14 goals
Gary Farquhar (sub) 6 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 120 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 201 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 120 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 69 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 201 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle lost their place as Division 2 leaders with this defeat. Livingston dominated the first half and could have scored more. Bingham had a chance in 4 minutes but he mishit. In 7 minutes a McLean move down the left set up Sheerin but his shot was blocked. At the other end a great Cherry tackle denied John Robertson a scoring opportunity. Caley Thistle's best first half effort came from a strong McLean drive which Alexander saved. Livingston began to dominate and in 22 minutes Calder made a diving save to deny Bingham. In 33 minutes Cherry tackled Robertson in the box and he went down. A penalty was awarded but Calder stopped Bingham's low effort with a diving save to his right. A minute later Livingston took the lead. Robertson rounded Tokely before running on and scoring with a low shot from 12 yards. Caley Thistle tried to hit on the break several times and were disappointed not to get a penalty in 40 minutes when a Charlie Christie cross seemed to be handled by a defender. It was all so different in the second half as a rejuvenated Caley Thistle team piled on the pressure. From the kick-off Christie set up Addicoat but the return pass just eluded Christie. In 48 minutes a Mike Teasdale pass out of defence to Scott McLean gave the striker a chance but his shot was blocked. In 53 minutes a Cherry header just slipped past. On the hour McCulloch sent in a cross for McLean but his glancing header missed the target. A minute later the visitors had their best chance of the half. Addicoat shook off McManus and sent a low ball across goal as McLean slid in to meet it but just failed. In 76 minutes Livingston scored on a rare break. The defence failed to clear a Bingham shot and it fell to McPhee. He hit it low into the net through a ruck of players. With 3 minutes left McLean scored a consolation goal. Christie flicked the ball onto him and he scored with a low shot from 6 yards to make it 2-1. Caley Thistle were disappointed to take nothing from the game.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 10 6 3 1 17 11 6 21
2. Inverness CT 10 6 2 2 19 14 5 20
3. Partick Thistle 9 6 1 2 12 6 6 19
4. Clyde 10 4 4 2 14 11 3 16
5. Alloa Athletic 10 4 2 4 25 13 12 14
6. Stirling Albion 10 4 1 5 12 17 -5 13
7. East Fife 10 3 2 5 14 22 -8 11
8. Queen of the South 10 2 2 6 10 14 -4 8
9. Arbroath 10 2 2 6 6 15 -9 8
10. Forfar Athletic 9 1 3 5 10 16 -6 6