Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 19th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 916
Referee: D McDonald
Stirling Albion Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Duncan Shearer (38)

Team Managers
John Philliben Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McGeown
Paterson
Forrest
Clark
Martin
Philliben
Bone
Hendry
Provan
Trialist
Nicholas
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Bradley
McCallum
McCallion
Iain MacArthur
Iain Stewart
Martin Bavidge

Substitutions
Bradley -> Provan (46)
McCallum -> Trialist (62)
McCallion
Iain Stewart for Scott McLean (82)
Martin Bavidge for Duncan Shearer (89)

Bookings
Clark
Bone
Richard Hastings
Barry Wilson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 122 apps -
Mark McCulloch 46 apps3 goals
Ross Tokely 56 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 137 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 105 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 128 apps22 goals
Paul Sheerin 29 apps8 goals
Barry Wilson 85 apps18 goals
Paul Cherry 83 apps12 goals
Duncan Shearer 37 apps11 goals
Scott McLean 38 apps12 goals
Martin Bavidge (sub) 8 apps1 goal
Iain Stewart (sub) 122 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 200 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sheerin (2000 years 48 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 170 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (19 years 200 days)
Oldest Player:Martin Bavidge (2000 years 48 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 170 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Caley Thistle retained top spot in the Second Division with this hard-fought win. Shearer's 38th minute goal was poor reward for Caley Thistle's first half superiority. In the first minute a good Caley Thistle attack was cleared by Philliben. In 9 minutes Hastings played a 1-2 with Sheerin in the box but Paterson took it off his foot. In 18 minutes Paterson sent over a wicked cross from the right and Jim Calder held it at the second attempt. McLean began to make his mark and in 21 minutes he sent over a 25 yard cross/shot but it went just over. 5 minutes later his 20 yard low shot was deflected but held by McGeown. In 38 minutes Wilson ran down the left and sent in a cross that Cherry met with his head but the keeper tipped it over. Wilson took the corner and Shearer headed in for 1-0. Stirling had a rare chance just before half time when Bone was well placed on the 18 yard line but he snatched at it and it sailed past the post. The second half was very even as Stirling came into the game and they had early chances. Tokely headed back to Calder in 46 minutes under pressure from Bone then did well to clear a Hendry cross. In 57 minutes Hastings hit a long pass out of defence to McLean and he ran on and shot but McGeown saved well. There was danger in the Caley Thistle box in 59 minutes and Bone should have scored. Bradley set him up but Calder narrowed the angle and saved the shot with his foot. In 70 minutes McLean had a good run at the other end but he shot past. On the half hour mark a Wilson cross from the right was meant for McLean but he was beaten to it by Martin. Stewart looked sharp when he came on and he had two chances. In 41 minutes he played a 1-2 with Cherry but his shot was blocked. With a minute left a good run and shot was cleared by Martin for a corner. Time ran out for Stirling and Caley Thistle deservedly took full points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot