Inverness CT 3 - 2 Partick Thistle

League Match
Saturday, October 17th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,598
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Partick Thistle

Goalscorers
Paul Sheerin (1)
Scott McLean (24)
Scott McLean (72)
McDonald (45)
Archibald (87)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Tommy Bryce

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
Ross
Kennedy
McKeown
Gaughn
Archibald
Connell
T Callaghan
Bryce
Morgan
Dunn
McDonald

Substitutes
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat
Martin Bavidge
W Callaghan
McKenzie
McArthur

Substitutions
None. W Callaghan -> Connell (75)
McKenzie -> Dunn (75)

Bookings
Jim Calder
Ross Tokely
McKeown
Archibald
Callaghan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 126 apps -
Ross Tokely 60 apps3 goals
Mark McCulloch 50 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry 87 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale 109 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 132 apps22 goals
Paul Sheerin 33 apps9 goals
Hugh Robertson 3 apps -
Barry Wilson 89 apps19 goals
Duncan Shearer 38 apps11 goals
Scott McLean 42 apps16 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 228 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 76 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 39 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 127 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 76 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 208 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Mark McCulloch played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The return of Duncan Shearer from injury inspired Caley Thistle to this fine win. The opening goal came in 1 minute 20 seconds when McLean sent in a hanging cross from the right and Paul Sheerin headed into the top corner. It was all Caley Thistle and their pressure was rewarded with a second goal in 24 minutes. An inswinging Barry Wilson corner from the left was headed in by McLean. Two minutes later Paul McDonald was tripped on the edge of the box and Tommy Bryce's freekick came off the bar. Partick made it 2-1 on the half-time whistle. Jim Calder raced out of his area and brought down Bryce to concede a free kick. McDonald took the kick and scored with a low ball past the wall. Partick pressed hard from the restart and only a Calder tackle on Dunn just outside the area in 47 minutes prevented a scoring chance. Sheerin had a good effort in 54 minutes when his shot from the right just scraped over. Another Sheerin shot in 59 minutes was blocked and a glancing header from Shearer went past the post in 65 minutes. In 68 minutes a Bryce free kick was headed on by Morgan but Calder tipped it over. Four minutes later McLean made it 3-1 with another header. Wilson took a corner , Shearer headed it on and McLean headed in at the far post. The game looked safe for the home side and McLean hit low drives past the post in the 77th and 78th minutes. Partick were frustrated and bad fouls led to bookings for Archibald and McKeown, with Archibald lucky to escape a red card for his scything tackle on Wilson. This was to prove costly for Caley Thistle three minutes later. The defence failed to clear a free kick and a lob back into the box found Archibald in space - he controlled it well and hit it past Calder. After an anxious three minutes it ended 3-2.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 11 7 3 1 20 12 8 24
2. Inverness CT 11 7 2 2 22 16 6 23
3. Partick Thistle 11 7 1 3 16 9 7 22
4. Alloa Athletic 11 5 2 4 27 14 13 17
5. Clyde 11 4 4 3 15 13 2 16
6. Stirling Albion 11 4 1 6 13 20 -7 13
7. Queen of the South 11 3 2 6 12 15 -3 11
8. Arbroath 11 3 2 6 9 15 -6 11
9. East Fife 11 3 2 6 14 25 -11 11
10. Forfar Athletic 11 1 3 7 11 20 -9 6