Inverness CT 2 - 2 Stirling Albion

League Match
Saturday, April 10th, 1999, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,778
Referee: D Somers
Inverness CT  Stirling Albion

Goalscorers
Duncan Shearer (78)
Duncan Shearer (89)
Alex Bone (49, 95)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson John Philliben

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Martin Glancy
Gow
Paterson
Cormack
Clark
Martin
Philliben
Bone
Donald
Grahem
Price
McCallum

Substitutes
Gary Farquhar
Duncan Shearer
Gary Nicol
Wood
Jaffa
Mortimer

Substitutions
Gary Nicol for Martin Glancy (60)
Duncan Shearer for Scott McLean (74)
Wood -> McCallum (81)

Bookings
None. Martin
Bone

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 28 apps -
Richard Hastings 150 apps2 goals
Bobby Mann 9 apps -
Paul Cherry 102 apps14 goals
Mark McCulloch 69 apps5 goals
Paul Sheerin 55 apps16 goals
Mike Teasdale 131 apps12 goals
Barry Wilson 111 apps28 goals
Charlie Christie 153 apps25 goals
Martin Glancy 11 apps3 goals
Scott McLean 63 apps28 goals
Gary Nicol (sub) 2 apps -
Duncan Shearer (sub) 57 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (21 years 332 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (2000 years 251 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 99 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (21 years 332 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (2000 years 251 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 99 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Substitute Duncan Shearer scored twice for Caley Thistle but it was not enough to secure a win as Stirling equalised 5 minutes into stoppage time to take a point. The high wind caused many problems for both teams and the first half was a tale of missed chances. Stirling keeper Gary Gow was the difference between the teams as he saved his side time after time. In 9 minutes Martin Glancy sent over a low ball from the right but Gow pushed it away. It fell for Barry Wilson but his shot was somehow stopped by Gow. In 17 minutes Gow took the ball off the head of Mike Teasdale as he went for a Paul Sheerin corner. A minute later there was a chance at the other end as Alex Bone ran on to collect a pass from Gavin Price but Les Fridge stepped in first. On the half hour mark Stirling's David McCallum sent in an angled shot which came off the bar. Stirling pressed hard after the break and were rewarded with a goal in 49 minutes. An Andy Paterson free kick from the left was headed past Les Fridge by Bone who had run early ahead of the defence. Caley Thistle did everything but score for the next half hour with a Mark McCulloch shot coming off the underside of the bar on the hour mark and Gow somehow stopping a close range Scott McLean effort in 74 minutes. McLean was immediately replaced by Shearer and only 4 minutes later he equalised with a close range header after a Paul Sheerin cross from the left. Four minutes after that Sheerin again crossed for Shearer's head but this time it went past. In 89 minutes another Sheerin run set up Shearer and he knocked it low past Gow to make it 2-1. The referee played 5 minutes extra time and Caley Thistle had chances through Shearer and Cherry before a shock Stirling equaliser. A corner from the right was headed across goal then pushed onto the bar by Les Fridge. Amidst a ruck of players Alex Bone headed in to give Stirling a valuable point. Disappointment for the home side who now slip to second in the table after Livingston's 2-0 win against Clyde.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 32 20 9 3 59 30 29 69
2. Inverness CT 32 20 7 5 72 40 32 67
3. Clyde 32 14 8 10 40 36 4 50
4. Queen of the South 32 11 7 14 43 41 2 40
5. Arbroath 32 11 7 14 33 46 -13 40
6. Alloa Athletic 32 11 6 15 59 51 8 39
7. Partick Thistle 32 11 6 15 31 37 -6 39
8. Stirling Albion 32 10 7 15 44 58 -14 37
9. East Fife 32 10 6 16 36 57 -21 36
10. Forfar Athletic 32 7 7 18 43 64 -21 28