Inverness CT 1 - 2 Clyde

League Match
Saturday, September 27th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,751
Referee: I Fyfe
Inverness CT  Clyde

Goalscorers
Mark McCulloch (44)
Brownlie (41)
King (62)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Gardner Spiers

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat
Duncan Shearer
McLean
McStay
Donaldson
Prunty
Baptie
McInulty
Gibson
King
Scott (O'Neill 75)
Rice
Brownlie (Carrigan 89)

Substitutes
Mike Noble
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Tortalano

Substitutions
Mike Teasdale for Wayne Addicoat (74)
Davie Ross for Barry Wilson (79)
O'Neill => Scott (75)
Carrigan => Brownlie (89)

Bookings
Paul Cherry (65)
Donaldson
Scott

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Les Fridge (GK) 10 apps -
Richard Hastings 96 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 79 apps -
Vetle Andersen 10 apps -
Mark McCulloch 5 apps1 goal
Paul Cherry 47 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 45 apps7 goals
Duncan Shearer 3 apps1 goal
Iain Stewart 94 apps55 goals
Wayne Addicoat 24 apps3 goals
Brian Thomson 61 apps21 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 84 apps9 goals
Mike Teasdale (sub) 73 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 107 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (1999 years 56 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 234 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 107 days)
Oldest Player:Les Fridge (1999 years 56 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 121 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Mark McCulloch scored his first goal for the Club.

For the fourth time this season Caley Thistle lost by the odd goal in a league game, this time to a mediocre Clyde side. Caley Thistle started well and in 11 minutes a Hastings low cross from the left was met by Shearer who put it just past the post. In 22 minutes Wilson set off on a long run down the right wing and into the box but finished by hitting it past the post. In 34 minutes a 20 yard fierce shot was saved by Mark McLean and a minute later Fridge was tested for the first time when he palmed a Brownlie 30 yard shot over the bar. In 41 minutes Clyde took the lead when a cross from the right by Thomas King was headed in low by Brownlie. Caley Thistle hit back 3 minutes later. Stewart flicked the ball to Addicoat who ran from the left into the box. He passed to Thomson who found the head of Shearer and he knocked it into McCulloch's path and he blasted it home from 6 yards. The home side fought hard in the second half but nothing came off. Stewart came close in 52 minutes when he tried to lob the keeper from the left but McLean managed to touch it over the bar. 2 minutes later Cherry set up Shearer in the box but he hit it past from 10 yards; he should have done better. Against the run of play Clyde took the lead in 62 minutes when the unmarked King tucked it in from 6 yards after a McStay cross from the right. The last half hour was fiery but the home side achieved very little. Clyde held on to scrape a win.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 7 4 3 0 11 5 6 15
2. Clydebank 7 3 3 1 11 6 5 12
3. Forfar Athletic 7 4 0 3 13 12 1 12
4. East Fife 7 4 0 3 12 11 1 12
5. Stranraer 7 3 2 2 12 9 3 11
6. Stenhousemuir 7 3 1 3 10 11 -1 10
7. Clyde 7 2 3 2 8 9 -1 9
8. Queen of the South 7 2 1 4 10 11 -1 7
9. Brechin City 7 1 2 4 8 17 -9 5
10. Inverness CT 7 0 3 4 9 13 -4 3