Partick Thistle 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 19th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Firhill Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 2,141
Referee: D McDonald
Partick Thistle Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Paul Tosh (15)
Graham Connell (19)
Barry Wilson (pen.) (67)

Team Managers
Tommy Bryce Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Arthur
Kennedy
McKeown
D Jamieson
Archibald
Gaughn
Connell
McKenzie
Tosh
Dunn
McDonald
Jim Calder
Mark McCulloch
Andrew Allan
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Barry Robson
Gary Farquhar
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Flannigan
Frame
Bonar
Ross Tokely
Paul Sheerin
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Flannigan -> McKenzie (76)
Frame -> Tosh (76)
Bonar -> Dunn (86)
Paul Sheerin for Barry Robson (78)
Ross Tokely for Duncan Shearer (86)

Bookings
None. Andrew Allan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 134 apps -
Mark McCulloch 55 apps4 goals
Andrew Allan 8 apps -
Gary Farquhar 13 apps -
Mike Teasdale 117 apps9 goals
Barry Wilson 97 apps22 goals
Hugh Robertson 11 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 35 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 139 apps23 goals
Duncan Shearer 43 apps13 goals
Scott McLean 50 apps22 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 63 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin (sub) 41 apps11 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Scott McLean (22 years 190 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 139 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 15 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 190 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 139 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 27 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Scott McLean played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Two fine first half goals and resolute second half defending won the game for Partick. Partick created two early chances with Paul McDonald involved in both. With two minutes gone his free kick from the right just eluded Kevin Gaughan and a minute later his 25 yard shot drifted past. Ten minutes later Kenny Arthur blocked a shot from Barry Robson despite not appearing to know much about it. On the 15 minute mark Partick took the lead through Paul Tosh. A Jim Calder clearance was headed back by Des McKeown and Tosh chipped it over the keeper. Four minutes later a Jamie McKenzie corner was headed clear by Mike Teasdale but Graham Connell stepped in and hit a first time thunderbolt into the net from 20 yards. It was late into the half before Caley Thistle again threatened just after the half-hour a Barry Wilson 25 yard shot was tipped over by Arthur, then with 5 minutes of the half left, a Robson corner reached the net but Scott Mclean was adjudged to have pushed the keeper. A minute later Charlie Christie was brought down by Alan Archibald but no penalty awarded. A minute further on a Mark McCulloch surge out of defence created a chance for Duncan Shearer alas his shot was blocked and McLean headed the rebound over the bar. The second half was a tale of chances created by Caley Thistle but stout defending by the home side. Robson and Mclean both had chances blocked before, in 53 minutes, a Wilson 8 yard snap shot was saved by Arthur. In 67 minutes Wilson was sent tumbling in the box by Willie Jamieson and this time it was a penalty. With regular penalty taker Paul Sheerin on the bench Wilson took it himself and made no mistake. Despite more pressure and a succession of corners it remained at 2-1 for Partick.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 19 13 5 1 36 19 17 44
2. Inverness CT 19 11 5 3 39 28 11 38
3. Clyde 19 9 6 4 28 19 9 33
4. Stirling Albion 19 9 2 8 29 31 -2 29
5. Alloa Athletic 19 8 3 8 42 29 13 27
6. Partick Thistle 19 8 2 9 20 22 -2 26
7. Arbroath 19 7 4 8 19 24 -5 25
8. East Fife 19 5 4 10 23 37 -14 19
9. Queen of the South 19 3 5 11 18 27 -9 14
10. Forfar Athletic 19 2 4 13 19 37 -18 10