Inverness CT 3 - 2 Alloa Athletic

League Match
Wednesday, December 16th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,323
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Alloa Athletic

Goalscorers
Hugh Robertson (27)
Mark McCulloch (65)
Scott McLean (89)
Mark Cowan (34)
Martin Cameron (54)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Terry Christie

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch
Andrew Allan
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
Cairns
Valentine
Sharp
McAneny
Cowan
Ramsay
Wilson
Pew
McKechnie
Irvine
Cameron

Substitutes
Barry Robson
Gary Farquhar
Wayne Addicoat
Simpson
MacKay
Nelson

Substitutions
Gary Farquhar for Paul Cherry
Barry Robson for Paul Sheerin
Simpson -> Cameron (71)
MacKay -> Wilson (84)

Bookings
Mark McCulloch
Cowan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 133 apps -
Mark McCulloch 54 apps4 goals
Paul Cherry 94 apps14 goals
Andrew Allan 7 apps -
Mike Teasdale 116 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 138 apps23 goals
Barry Wilson 96 apps21 goals
Paul Sheerin 40 apps11 goals
Hugh Robertson 10 apps1 goal
Duncan Shearer 42 apps13 goals
Scott McLean 49 apps22 goals
Gary Farquhar (sub) 12 apps -
Barry Robson (sub) 34 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Barry Wilson (26 years 310 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 136 days)
Average Player Age:32 years 135 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 187 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 136 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 82 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Hugh Robertson scored his first goal for the Club.

A tight win for ICT on a very windy night. On their first half performance the win was well deserved but many chances were missed and Alloa came back into the game. Six minutes into the match a Paul Sheerin free kick from the left found Scott McLean at the far post but he shot over the bar. In 16 minutes Alloa keeper Mark Cairns dived to save a low Hugh Robertson shot from 20 yards. A minute later Barry Wilson was brought down in the box by Raymond Sharp but play was waved on. In 18 minutes Robertson had another effort when he ran onto a Charlie Christie pass but his low shot went past. His reward came in 27 minutes when another low shot, this time from 25 yards, was deflected into the net by Mark Cowan, arguably an own goal but Robertson's strong strike deserves the credit. In 34 minutes a Willie Irvine free kick from the left was lost by the defence in the glare of the floodlights and Cowan nipped in to head the equaliser. ICT charged upfield and in 39 minutes a superb Scott McLean blast came off the post. The half time score of 1-1 flattered Alloa. Nine minutes after the restart Alloa took the lead when Martin Cameron beat 2 men in the box and hit it past Jim Calder from 8 yards. Alloa were spurred on for the next period but in 65 minutes Mark McCulloch made it 2-2. The ball came out to him after a scramble in the box and he cracked home a superb rising volley. After this the best chances were created by Caley Thistle but nothing came off until a minute from time. Barry Robson took a corner on the left, Duncan Shearer headed it on and McLean poked it home - a fair reward for his strong play. At the halfway stage Caley Thistle lie second in Division 2, 5 points behind Livingston and 8 ahead of third placed Clyde.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 18 13 4 1 36 19 17 43
2. Inverness CT 18 11 5 2 38 26 12 38
3. Clyde 18 8 6 4 26 18 8 30
4. Stirling Albion 18 9 1 8 29 31 -2 28
5. Alloa Athletic 18 7 3 8 39 28 11 24
6. Partick Thistle 18 7 2 9 18 21 -3 23
7. Arbroath 18 6 4 8 17 23 -6 22
8. East Fife 18 5 4 9 22 35 -13 19
9. Queen of the South 18 3 5 10 17 25 -8 14
10. Forfar Athletic 18 2 4 12 18 34 -16 10