East Fife 3 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Sunday, December 27th, 1998, 3:00 PM at New Bayview Park, Methil
Attendance: 994
Referee: J Fleming
East Fife Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gilbert Allan (45)
Lee Dair (74)
John Martin (87)
Mike Teasdale (63)
Scott McLean (68)

Team Managers
Steve Kirk Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McCulloch
Munro
Gibb
Cusick
Johnston
Trialist
Skeldon
Peters
Martin
Moffat
Allan
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Dair
Kirk
McPherson
Andrew Allan
Gary Farquhar
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Dair -> Skeldon (65)
Kirk -> Allan (75)
McPherson -> Moffat (87)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Wilson (85)
Andrew Allan for Duncan Shearer (85)

Bookings
Gibb
Cusick
Moffat
Peters
Mark McCulloch
Ross Tokely

Red Cards
None. Paul Cherry (37)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 135 apps -
Mark McCulloch 56 apps4 goals
Paul Cherry 95 apps14 goals
Ross Tokely 64 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 98 apps22 goals
Mike Teasdale 118 apps10 goals
Charlie Christie 140 apps23 goals
Paul Sheerin 42 apps11 goals
Hugh Robertson 12 apps1 goal
Duncan Shearer 44 apps13 goals
Scott McLean 51 apps23 goals
Andrew Allan (sub) 9 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 51 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 299 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 110 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 198 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 279 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Mike Teasdale reached 10 goals for the Club.

A disappointing result for the visitors in this last game of 1998, unusually played on a Sunday and with a 1345 kick-off - East Fife's new stadium has as yet no lights. The Fifers started well and in 7 minutes John Martin hit a first-time shot wide. A minute later Martin was set up by Tommy Harrison but his shot was pushed onto the bar by Jim Calder. The visitors began to dominate and in 17 minutes a Barry Wilson cross was headed over his own bar by Johnston with Paul Cherry in attendance. In 21 minutes a Moffat volley screamed past the post at the other end. Wilson and Mclean both had chances for Caley Thistle before Paul Cherry was sent off in 37 minutes for a foul on Peters. Gilbert Allan opened the scoring in the last minute of the first half when he raced onto a Moffat pass and clipped it past Calder. Mike Teasdale turned the game in a five minute spell when he scored one goal and made another. In 63 minutes he headed home a Paul Sheerin cross for the equaliser then 5 minutes later he provided the cross for Scott McLean put the visitors in front with a headed goal. The lead only lasted 6 minutes before substitute Lee Dair made it 2-2 with a cracking shot from 18 yards. With Caley Thistle pressing for a winner they were devastated to lose a goal 3 minutes from time, John Martin headed home to give the Fifers all 3 points. With Clyde losing and Livingston drawing, Caley Thistle end the year in second place, 6 points behind Livingston and 5 ahead of Clyde.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 20 13 6 1 38 21 17 45
2. Inverness CT 20 11 5 4 41 31 10 38
3. Clyde 20 9 6 5 28 20 8 33
4. Partick Thistle 20 9 2 9 21 22 -1 29
5. Stirling Albion 19 9 2 8 29 31 -2 29
6. Alloa Athletic 19 8 3 8 42 29 13 27
7. Arbroath 19 7 4 8 19 24 -5 25
8. East Fife 20 6 4 10 26 39 -13 22
9. Queen of the South 20 3 6 11 20 29 -9 15
10. Forfar Athletic 19 2 4 13 19 37 -18 10