Inverness CT 3 - 1 Livingston

League Match
Saturday, February 27th, 1999, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,279
Referee: J Rowbotham
Inverness CT  Livingston

Goalscorers
Scott McLean (24)
Barry Wilson (31)
Duncan Shearer (70)
Mark McCormick (81)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Ray Stewart

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
Alexander
Boyle
Deas
McManus
Watson
Millar
King
Conway
Robertson
McCormick
Fleming

Substitutes
Paul Cherry
Barry Robson
Martin Glancy
Harvey
McPhee
Feroz

Substitutions
Paul Cherry for Scott McLean (73)
Martin Glancy for Duncan Shearer (80)
Barry Robson for Barry Wilson (88)
Harvey -> Conway (55)
McPhee -> Boyle (64)
Feroz -> Robertson (81)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
Les Fridge (85)
Paul Deas (72)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 24 apps -
Richard Hastings 145 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 72 apps3 goals
Bobby Mann 4 apps -
Mark McCulloch 64 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 148 apps25 goals
Paul Sheerin 50 apps13 goals
Barry Wilson 106 apps26 goals
Mike Teasdale 126 apps11 goals
Scott McLean 58 apps24 goals
Duncan Shearer 52 apps16 goals
Paul Cherry (sub) 98 apps14 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 41 apps5 goals
Martin Glancy (sub) 6 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 361 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 209 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 100 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 361 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 209 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 229 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Sheerin played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Heavy rain and a snow blizzard put the game in severe doubt but at 2 pm the pitch was declared playable. Livingston pressed hard from the kick off and in the second minute Les Fridge saved a John Robertson drive. Two minutes later at the other end Neil Alexander dropped a Barry Wilson cross but Duncan Shearer hit the post. Livingston took the lead in 8 minutes when Mark McCormick pounced on a bad clearance and hit it past Fridge from just inside the area. Caley Thistle took control and equalised in 24 minutes. Ross Tokely crossed from the right, it went through Alexander's hands and Scott McLean tapped it home. Alexander redeemed himself 4 minutes later when he tipped over a Barry Wilson free kick. ICT took the lead in 31 minutes when a Shearer drive deflected off a defender and Wilson hit it past Alexander. On the 44 minute mark Fridge tipped a Frank Conway header onto the bar then Scott Mclean hit it past the post on the whistle at the other end. The second half was a re-run of the first with Caley Thistle pressing and Livingston hitting on the break. In 53 minutes Shearer set up Wilson on the edge of the box but his return pass was blocked. In 59 minutes the home defence failed to clear but Paul Harvey hit it past. Livingston's best chance to equalise fell to John Robertson in 66 minutes, he took a McCormick cross and hit it hard only to see Fridge make a great stop. The points were sealed in 70 minutes. Barry Wilson set up Ross Tokely who ran into the area and sent across a low ball - Alexander tipped it into the path of Shearer and he knocked it home. It should have been 4-1 in 72 minutes when Barry Wilson was just outside the box heading towards goal when he was brought down by Paul Deas. The red card was inevitable. Both sides had chances after that but the defences held firm. With 5 minutes left Les Fridge was unlucky to be sent off when he tackled Brian McPhee outside the box. Contact was minimal but McPhee went down and Fridge was shown the red card. Ross Tokely took over in goal. The score remained 3-1 and Caley Thistle now lie 4 points adrift.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 27 18 7 2 53 26 27 61
2. Inverness CT 27 17 6 4 59 35 24 57
3. Clyde 27 12 7 8 37 30 7 43
4. Alloa Athletic 27 11 5 11 54 41 13 38
5. Partick Thistle 27 10 4 13 26 31 -5 34
6. Stirling Albion 27 10 4 13 39 49 -10 34
7. East Fife 27 9 4 14 32 48 -16 31
8. Arbroath 27 8 6 13 23 37 -14 30
9. Queen of the South 27 7 7 13 30 35 -5 28
10. Forfar Athletic 27 5 6 16 34 55 -21 21