Arbroath 3 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 6th, 1999, 3:00 PM at Gayfield Park, Arbroath
Attendance: 705
Referee: G Simpson
Arbroath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Colin McGlashan (54, 74)
Tindal (89)
Scott McLean (42)

Team Managers
David Baikie Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Wight
McAulay
J Gallagher
Tindal
Jones
Crawford
Sellars
Arbuckle
McGlashan
McWalter
Elliot
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Mark McCulloch
Bobby Mann
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Scott McLean
Duncan Shearer

Bench
Cooper
Mercer
D Scott
Paul Cherry
Barry Robson
Martin Glancy

Substitutions
Cooper -> Arbuckle (73)
Mercer -> McWalter (89)
D Scott -> Tindal (89)
Paul Cherry for Ross Tokely (60)
Martin Glancy for Scott McLean (60)
Barry Robson for Duncan Shearer (60)

Bookings
Elliot None.

Red Cards
None. Paul Cherry (63)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 138 apps -
Bobby Mann 5 apps -
Mark McCulloch 65 apps5 goals
Richard Hastings 146 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 73 apps3 goals
Paul Sheerin 51 apps13 goals
Barry Wilson 107 apps26 goals
Charlie Christie 149 apps25 goals
Mike Teasdale 127 apps11 goals
Scott McLean 59 apps25 goals
Duncan Shearer 53 apps16 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 42 apps5 goals
Paul Cherry (sub) 99 apps14 goals
Martin Glancy (sub) 7 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 3 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 216 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 338 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (20 years 3 days)
Oldest Player:Bobby Mann (2000 years 216 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 338 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Scott McLean scored for the 25th time for the Club.

Caley Thistle came back to down to earth after last Saturday's efforts as they lost to relegation-threatened Arbroath. Paul Cherry's 99th appearance for the club lasted only 3 minutes as he was sent off in the 63rd minute for taking a kick at Colin McGlashan. This did not help matters but a bad second half performance was the main reason for the defeat. Caley Thistle started brightly with Scott Mclean hitting the woodwork in 15 minutes and Duncan Shearer nearly catching out Craig Wight with a lob. Arbroath had a great chance when John Gallagher set up Colin McGlashan but he hit it straight at Jim Calder. Three minutes before the interval McLean took a pass from Barry Wilson and slotted it under Wight to give the visitors the lead. The second half belonged to Arbroath and in 54 minutes McGlashan took a Barry Sellars cross and volleyed it past Calder. Caley Thistle sent on 3 substitutes on the hour mark but the Cherry incident soon had Steve Paterson regretting this decision. Despite the numerical disadvantage the visitors did create one great chance but Mark McCulloch miscued his shot. 16 minutes from time Mark McWalter headed the ball back across the line and McGlashan bundled it in for 2-0. With a minute left Kevin Tindall sealed it with a magnificent 25 yard shot which zipped past Calder. With 8 games left Caley Thistle's lead over Clyde is now 11 points.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot