East Stirlingshire 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Cup - Rd 1
Tuesday, August 9th, 1994, 7:30 PM at Firs Park, Falkirk
Attendance: 899
Referee: M Clark
East Stirlingshire Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None Wilson Robertson (36)
Alan Hercher (45)

Team Managers
Unknown. Sergei Baltacha

Starting Eleven
Moffat
Watt
Cuthbert
Russell
Yates
R. Lee
I. Lee
Miller
McCallum,
Scott
Geraghty
Mark McRitchie
Dave Brennan
Mark McAllister
Mike Andrew
Mike Noble
John Scott
Danny MacDonald
Graeme Bennett
Alan Hercher
Paul McKenzie
Wilson Robertson

Bench
Imrie
Dempsey
Stirling
Jim Calder
Martin Lisle
Allan Smart

Substitutions
Stirling -> Scott (70) Allan Smart for Paul McKenzie (66)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark McRitchie (GK) 1 app (debut) -
Mike Noble 1 app (debut) -
Dave Brennan 1 app (debut) -
Mike Andrew 1 app (debut) -
Mark McAllister 1 app (debut) -
John Scott 1 app (debut) -
Graeme Bennett 1 app (debut) -
Danny MacDonald 1 app (debut) -
Paul McKenzie 1 app (debut) -
Alan Hercher 1 app (debut)1 goal
Wilson Robertson 1 app (debut)1 goal
Allan Smart (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Scott (19 years 158 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 121 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 0 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Scott (19 years 158 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 121 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 130 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Alan Hercher(Signed August 1st, 1994)
Danny MacDonald(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Dave Brennan(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Graeme Bennett(Signed July 1st, 1994)
John Scott(Signed August 1st, 1994)
Mark McAllister(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Mark McRitchie(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Mike Andrew(Signed August 1st, 1994)
Mike Noble(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Paul McKenzie(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Wilson Robertson(Signed July 1st, 1994)
Allan Smart(Signed July 1st, 1994)

Milestones
Alan Hercher scored his first goal for the Club.
Wilson Robertson scored his first goal for the Club.

A fine performance by Caledonian Thistle in their first competitive match won them a second round tie against Dundee.

The home 'keeper Moffat denied both Hercher and McAllister but the deadlock was broken in the 36th minute when Wilson Robertson scored after a 1-2 with Paul MacKenzie.

Just on half time they went two ahead - Hercher distracted Ian Lee and a Scott corner ricocheted into the net off the defender. Alan Hercher was credited with the goal.

In the second half the result was never in doubt and both MacDonald and Hercher nearly increased the visitors' lead.

East Stirling did come close seven minutes from time when John Scott was forced to clear from his line. A few minutes later Robertson and Noble had shots saved by Moffat.

In the last minute a Geraghty shot nearly gave East Stirling a consolation goal but it came off the bar.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot