Livingston 2 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1998, 7:30 PM at Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
Attendance: 751
Referee: D Smith
Livingston Inverness CT

Goalscorers
G Harvey (20)
G Harvey (pen.37)
Barry Robson (19)
Barry Wilson (81)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
I McCaldon
F Conway
G Forrest
T Graham
D Sinclair
G Watson
S Raynes
G McMartin
W Foster
G Harvey
G McLeod
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Vetle Andersen
Mark McCulloch
Barry Robson
Sandy Robertson
Paul Sheerin
Brian Thomson
Duncan Shearer

Bench
L Bailey
W Callaghan
J Young
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
L Bailey -> W Foster (71)
W Callaghan -> G McLeod (86)
Wayne Addicoat for Vetle Andersen (46)
Barry Wilson for Duncan Shearer (46)
Iain Stewart for Barry Robson (75)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. Jim Calder (36)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 103 apps -
Paul Cherry 70 apps9 goals
Richard Hastings 119 apps2 goals
Mark McCulloch 28 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 43 apps2 goals
Vetle Andersen 29 apps -
Paul Sheerin 9 apps1 goal
Sandy Robertson 15 apps1 goal
Barry Robson 19 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 83 apps30 goals
Duncan Shearer 24 apps6 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 67 apps14 goals
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 40 apps4 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 112 apps69 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 0 days)
Oldest Player:Barry Robson (1999 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 205 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (18 years 264 days)
Oldest Player:Vetle Andersen (1999 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 364 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Livingston and Caley Thistle drew for the third time this season in an action packed match. Livingston nearly scored in the 5th minute when Grant McMartin rounded Jim Calder but Barry Robson cleared off the line. Against the run of play Caley Thistle took the lead in the 19th minute. Barry Robson won the ball in midfield, beat three men and drove the ball past Ian McCaldon from 20 yards. Livingston hit back within a minute when Graham Harvey beat the offside trap, rounded Calder and hit the ball into the empty net. Jim Calder – so often the hero for Caley Thistle – was the villain in the 36th minute when he was sent off for swinging a punch at Harvey after a clash in the box. Brian Thomson went into goal but his first action was to pick the ball out of the net as Harvey slotted home the penalty. Livingston failed to take advantage of their superior numbers although Gordon Forrest should have scored just on half time – he was clean through but hit weakly past. Caley Thistle dominated the second half but stand-in ‘keeper Thomson was a hero in 61 minutes when he made a one-handed save from a Tom Graham header. The visitors deservedly equalised in 81 minutes when Barry Wilson turned in a cross from Wayne Addicoat. Minutes later they had a penalty claim turned down when Conway appeared to handle and at the other end Harvey went down after a tackle by Richard Hastings in the box but play was waved on. As the game drew to a close the visitors almost snatched it after a Wilson challenge on McCaldon but Conway headed clear. The 10 men deservedly took a point from this game – finally played after 4 postponements.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 26 13 10 3 37 19 18 49
2. Livingston 25 11 8 6 40 30 10 41
3. Queen of the South 25 10 6 9 37 35 2 36
4. Forfar Athletic 25 9 8 8 42 42 0 35
5. Stranraer 25 9 7 9 39 35 4 34
6. East Fife 26 10 4 12 35 46 -11 34
7. Stenhousemuir 26 9 6 11 35 40 -5 33
8. Inverness CT 25 7 9 9 48 38 10 30
9. Clyde 26 6 9 11 30 40 -10 27
10. Brechin City 25 5 9 11 30 48 -18 24