Inverness CT 4 - 2 East Fife

League Match
Saturday, October 24th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,547
Referee: I Fyfe
Inverness CT  East Fife

Goalscorers
Duncan Shearer (8)
Charlie Christie (26)
Paul Sheerin (pen.) (74)
Scott McLean (75)
Matt Dyer (10)
Barrie Moffat (31)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Steve Kirk

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer
McCulloch
Brown
Gibb
Cusick
Kirk
Coyle
Munro
Trialist
Dyer
Moffat
Allan

Substitutes
Andrew Allan
Barry Robson
Wayne Addicoat
Martin
Fisher
MacPherson

Substitutions
None. Martin -> Dyer (78)
Fisher -> Brown (80)

Bookings
Charlie Christie
Dyer
McCulloch

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 127 apps -
Paul Cherry 88 apps13 goals
Mark McCulloch 51 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 61 apps3 goals
Hugh Robertson 4 apps -
Paul Sheerin 34 apps10 goals
Charlie Christie 133 apps23 goals
Mike Teasdale 110 apps9 goals
Barry Wilson 90 apps19 goals
Duncan Shearer 39 apps12 goals
Scott McLean 43 apps17 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 235 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (2000 years 83 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 46 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 134 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (2000 years 83 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 215 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Sheerin reached 10 goals for the Club.

In the end a convincing win but defensive lapses allowed East Fife back into the game twice. Caley Thistle took the lead in 8 minutes when a Scott McLean drive was parried and Duncan Shearer was on hand to take advantage. Two minutes later it was 1-1. A Gordon Brown shot was blocked by Jim Calder and, with the defence in disarray, Matt Dyer stroked the ball into the net. Two minutes later the Fifers could have taken the lead but Barrie Moffat's 14 yard shot went over the bar. The home side then mounted sustained pressure and it was rewarded in 26 minutes. Charlie Christie took a Paul Sheerin corner and thumped it home from 20 yards. McCulloch reached the ball but let it slip through his hands. This time the lead lasted five minutes. Bad marking allowed Barrie Moffat in and he sent a looping header past Calder to make it 2-2. The home side pushed forward in the second half and McCulloch saved well from Christie and Teasdale. In 63 minutes East Fife nearly stole a goal when a bad pass-back set up Richard Gibb but Calder saved well. Caley Thistle won the game with two goals in two minutes. Christie was brought down in the 74th minute and Sheerin made no mistake with the penalty. A minute later Scott McLean scored a great solo goal when he evaded two challenges and drove the ball into the net from 20 yards.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 12 8 3 1 22 12 10 27
2. Inverness CT 12 8 2 2 26 18 8 26
3. Partick Thistle 12 7 1 4 16 11 5 22
4. Clyde 12 5 4 3 17 13 4 19
5. Alloa Athletic 12 5 2 5 29 18 11 17
6. Stirling Albion 12 5 1 6 17 22 -5 16
7. Queen of the South 12 3 2 7 12 17 -5 11
8. Arbroath 11 3 2 6 9 15 -6 11
9. East Fife 12 3 2 7 16 29 -13 11
10. Forfar Athletic 11 1 3 7 11 20 -9 6