Forfar Athletic 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 20th, 1999, 3:00 PM at Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 504
Referee: I Elmslie
Forfar Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Scott McLean (14)
Scott McLean (88)
Paul Sheerin (89)

Team Managers
Ian McPhee Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Moffat
McCheyne
Craig
Rattray
Ferguson
Nairn
McLauchlan
McLean
Brand
Cargill
Raynes
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Robson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Martin Glancy

Bench
Allison
McIlravey
Robertson
Andrew Allan
Barry Wilson
Duncan Shearer

Substitutions
Allison -> Nairn (66)
McIlravey -> McLean (75)
Duncan Shearer for Martin Glancy (78)
Barry Wilson for Barry Robson (78)

Bookings
Ferguson Paul Cherry
Barry Robson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 26 apps -
Bobby Mann 7 apps -
Mark McCulloch 67 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings 148 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 129 apps12 goals
Charlie Christie 151 apps25 goals
Barry Robson 44 apps5 goals
Paul Sheerin 53 apps15 goals
Paul Cherry 100 apps14 goals
Scott McLean 61 apps28 goals
Martin Glancy 9 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 109 apps27 goals
Duncan Shearer (sub) 55 apps16 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (21 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 155 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (21 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 155 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Cherry played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

Caley Thistle clinched all 3 points in the closing minutes of this match but Forfar made them fight all the way. Bobby Mann made his mark inside two minutes when he brought down Martin McLauchlan on the left edge of the box. Andy Cargill took the free kick and it whistled past the post. A minute later Scott McLean shot low past the post at the other end. On the 14 minute mark Teasdale was brought down 30 yards out after a powerful run. Bobby Mann took the free kick and keeper Jim Moffat could only knock it away. Martin Glancy followed up and his shot was also blocked by Moffat. It rebounded to McLean who netted with a powerful low header. A goalmouth scramble in 26 minutes gave Forfar a chance but the defence held out as the ball crashed off the bar and Graeme Ferguson could only hit it over. A minute later Les Fridge had a rare save as he held a McLauchlan shot at the second attempt. The first chance of the second half fell to Glancy in 47 minutes. He played a neat one-two with Robson but Moffat came out to collect before he could shoot. On the 70 minute mark Glancy outran Rattray at the other end but his shot hit off Moffat as he came out to block. In 77 minutes a Ferguson free kick was cleared by Teasdale with 10 Forfar players in the Caley Thistle half. With Forfar still trying hard Caley Thistle sealed it with two goals. In 88 minutes a Sheerin corner was headed on by Cherry and McLean scored with a diving header in a crowded goalmouth. A minute later Sheerin closed in on the Forfar goal, thought about a pass but instead decided to shoot - his terrific strike went in low at Moffat's left hand post. As results filtered through Caley Thistle discovered that they had reached the top of Division 2 on goal difference from Livingston. With 6 games left promotion is in sight.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 30 19 6 5 67 38 29 63
2. Livingston 30 18 9 3 56 30 26 63
3. Clyde 30 14 8 8 40 31 9 50
4. Alloa Athletic 30 11 6 13 58 48 10 39
5. Partick Thistle 30 11 5 14 28 33 -5 38
6. Queen of the South 30 10 7 13 40 39 1 37
7. Stirling Albion 30 10 5 15 40 54 -14 35
8. East Fife 30 10 5 15 34 53 -19 35
9. Arbroath 30 9 7 14 29 44 -15 34
10. Forfar Athletic 30 6 6 18 39 61 -22 24