Alloa Athletic 1 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 20th, 1999, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 595
Referee: E Martindale
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gregor McKechnie Duncan Shearer (14)
Duncan Shearer (63)
Barry Wilson (81)
Charlie Christie (88)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Cairns
Valentine
Duthie
McAneny
Nelson
Pew
Wilson
M Simpson
Cameron
Irvine
McKechnie
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Duncan Shearer
Martin Glancy

Bench
Clark
Donaghy
Mackay
Paul Cherry
Andrew Allan
Barry Robson

Substitutions
Clark -> M Simpson (70) Barry Robson for Martin Glancy (72)
Paul Cherry for Paul Sheerin (72)

Bookings
None. Richard Hastings

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 23 apps -
Richard Hastings 144 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 71 apps3 goals
Bobby Mann 3 apps -
Mark McCulloch 63 apps5 goals
Paul Sheerin 49 apps13 goals
Mike Teasdale 125 apps11 goals
Barry Wilson 105 apps25 goals
Charlie Christie 147 apps25 goals
Duncan Shearer 51 apps15 goals
Martin Glancy 5 apps3 goals
Paul Cherry (sub) 97 apps14 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 40 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (2000 years 202 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 93 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (2000 years 202 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 222 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Barry Wilson scored for the 25th time for the Club.

A convincing win against a stubborn Alloa side. A strong start by Caley Thistle created several chances and in the first minute Martin Glancy hit the ball past the post. Barry Wilson was foiled by Mark Cairns on the 18 yard line then the Alloa keeper cut out a Ross Tokely cross ahead of Charlie Christie. Despite this Alloa took the lead in 7 minutes when Gregor McKechnie latched onto Martin Cameron's pass and beat Les Fridge from 9 yards. Duncan Shearer equalised 7 minutes later after good work on the right by Barry Wilson and a fine cross. The game continued to be lively and Bobby Mann swept clear a Willie Irvine shot on the six yard line. At the other end a Wilson effort was turned for a corner by Paul McAneny then Duffy knocked a Glancy shot off the line. The second half was dominated by Caley Thistle. In 63 minutes Shearer headed home a Wilson cross to make it 2-1. They continued to press hard and the game was sewn up in 81 minutes when Wilson set off on a long run and finished clinically from 22 yards for 3-1. With 2 minutes left Charlie Christie completed the agony when he picked up the ball on the edge of the area, drew Cairns from his goal then lobbed him from 7 yards.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 26 18 7 1 52 23 29 61
2. Inverness CT 26 16 6 4 56 34 22 54
3. Clyde 26 11 7 8 34 28 6 40
4. Alloa Athletic 26 10 5 11 50 41 9 35
5. Partick Thistle 26 10 4 12 25 29 -4 34
6. Stirling Albion 26 10 4 12 37 46 -9 34
7. East Fife 26 9 4 13 32 44 -12 31
8. Arbroath 26 8 6 12 23 34 -11 30
9. Queen of the South 26 6 7 13 27 35 -8 25
10. Forfar Athletic 26 4 6 16 32 54 -22 18