Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 28th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 510
Referee: B McGarry
Forfar Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Andy Cargill (55, 90) Duncan Shearer (40)
Scott McLean (77)

Team Managers
Ian McPhee Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Robertson
Watson
Craig
Allison
Mann
McCheyne
McLaughlan
Cargill
Brand
Honeyman
Raynes
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Andrew Allan
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Gary Farquhar
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
McLean
Christie
Moffat
Mark McCulloch
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
McLean -> Honeyman (80) Mark McCulloch for Paul Cherry (62)
Wayne Addicoat for Duncan Shearer (89)

Bookings
Craig
Honeyman
Andrew Allan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 132 apps -
Paul Cherry 93 apps14 goals
Ross Tokely 62 apps3 goals
Andrew Allan 6 apps -
Gary Farquhar 11 apps -
Barry Wilson 95 apps21 goals
Mike Teasdale 115 apps9 goals
Paul Sheerin 39 apps11 goals
Hugh Robertson 9 apps -
Duncan Shearer 41 apps13 goals
Scott McLean 48 apps21 goals
Mark McCulloch (sub) 53 apps3 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 50 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 270 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 118 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 266 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 169 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 118 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 7 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Wayne Addicoat played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Despite the length of the table separating them from the visitors, Forfar put up a great show and deserved a point. They earned two corners in rapid succession in the first few minutes but the Caley Thistle defence held firm. Gary Farquhar created a good chance at the other end but Dean Roberston cut it out. Jim Calder pushed out an Andy Cargill corner then caught Ralph Brand's header back across goal. Duncan Shearer gave Caley Thistle the lead 5 minutes before half-time when he fired home after a Paul Sheerin cross. Forfar came out fighting after the break and equalised in 55 minutes when Cargill took a pass from Martin McLauglan and hit it home off the post. Forfar tried hard for a winner and Calder had be sharp to save from the feet of McLaughlan then deny Brand. It was Caley Thistle who took the lead in 77 minutes when Scott McLean headed in a cross from Gary Farquhar. Forfar put great pressure on the visitors defence right up to the final whistle. It held out almost to the end but with time running out a Robertson clearance reached Bobby Mann and he found Cargill who steered it past Calder for 2-2. Three draws in a row for Caley Thistle and the gap between second and third has now reduced to 6 points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 17 12 4 1 34 18 16 40
2. Inverness CT 17 10 5 2 35 24 11 35
3. Clyde 17 8 5 4 26 18 8 29
4. Stirling Albion 17 9 1 7 29 30 -1 28
5. Alloa Athletic 17 7 3 7 37 25 12 24
6. Partick Thistle 17 7 1 9 18 21 -3 22
7. Arbroath 17 5 4 8 16 23 -7 19
8. East Fife 17 5 3 9 22 35 -13 18
9. Queen of the South 17 3 4 10 17 25 -8 13
10. Forfar Athletic 17 2 4 11 17 32 -15 10