Inverness CT 5 - 2 Arbroath

League - (Div 3)
Friday, August 12th, 1994, 3:00 PM at Telford Street Park, Inverness
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: A. M. Roy
Inverness CT  Arbroath

Goalscorers
Alan Hercher (13)
Alan Hercher (31)
Alan Hercher (33)
Paul McKenzie (71)
Wilson Robertson (77)
Brock (55)
Reilly (66)

Team Managers
Sergei Baltacha George Mackie

Starting Eleven
Mark McRitchie
Dave Brennan
Mark McAllister
Mike Andrew
Mike Noble
John Scott
Graeme Bennett
Martin Lisle
Alan Hercher
Paul McKenzie
Wilson Robertson
Jackson
Mitchell
Trialist
Elder
Farnan
Murray
Downie
Reilly
Brock
Tosh
McGovern

Substitutes
Jim Calder
Danny MacDonald
Allan Smart
Duncan
McKinnon
Elliott

Substitutions
Danny MacDonald for Martin Lisle (46)
Allan Smart for Graeme Bennett (87)
McKinnon -> Trialist (67)
Elliott -> Reilly (75)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark McRitchie (GK) 2 apps -
Dave Brennan 2 apps -
Mike Noble 2 apps -
Mark McAllister 2 apps -
Mike Andrew 2 apps -
Martin Lisle 1 app (debut) -
Graeme Bennett 2 apps -
John Scott 2 apps -
Wilson Robertson 2 apps2 goals
Paul McKenzie 2 apps1 goal
Alan Hercher 2 apps4 goals
Danny MacDonald (sub) 2 apps -
Allan Smart (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Scott (19 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 124 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 123 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Scott (19 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Mike Andrew (35 years 124 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 133 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Martin Lisle(Signed July 1st, 1994)

Milestones
Paul McKenzie scored his first goal for the Club.

Caledonian Thistle's Scottish League debut resulted in a tremendous performance and a fine victory.

Alan Hercher was the hat-trick hero as Caley Thistle got their League campaign off to a flying start. Three first half goals by Hercher set the scene for a dramatic opening League 3 encounter.

In the opening minutes Caley Thistle 'keeper Mark McRitchie had to look sharp to save a 15 yard drive from John Reilly.

In 13 minutes Mark McAllister won a corner and Alan Hercher headed in Graeme Bennett's kick to score Caley Thistle's first ever Scottish League goal. It was not long before he also scored the second and third!

Before that Arbroath came close on two occasions -the first when a John Brock header went inches past the post and the second when a 25 yard free kick almost found the net.

John Scott and Mike Andrew had chances for the home side before Alan Hercher again wrote his name into the record books. In 31 minutes he shot home his second goal through a ruck of players then headed home another corner in 33 minutes.

Half Time: 3-0

In the second half Arbroath came back into it and scored through Brock and Reilly - Caley Thistle bounced back and scored twice more.

In 71 minutes Paul McKenzie latched onto a long McRitchie clearance and lobbed over the keeper then Wilson Robertson completed the scoring six minutes later with a high ball from 22 yards.

Full Time: 5-2

This rounded off an exciting match and an historic occasion for both the club and Inverness.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Alloa Athletic 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3
2. Inverness CT 1 1 0 0 5 2 3 3
3. Montrose 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
4. Ross County 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
5. Forfar Athletic 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
6. Queens Park 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
7. Cowdenbeath 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
8. East Stirlingshire 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
9. Arbroath 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0
10. Albion Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0