Ross County 3 - 1 Inverness CT

League - (Div 3)
Monday, January 2nd, 1995, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 2,749
Referee: G Simpson
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
MacPherson (52)
Grant (69)
Grant (72)
Mike Andrew (pen.) (20)

Team Managers
Bobby Wilson Sergei Baltacha

Starting Eleven
Hutchison
Somerville
Reid
Williamson
Bellshaw
Furphy
Ferries
Grant
Macpherson
Connelly
Herd
Mark McRitchie
Dave Brennan
Mark McAllister
Mike Andrew
Mike Noble
Sergei Baltacha
Charlie Christie
Alan Hercher
Paul McKenzie
Wilson Robertson
Colin Mitchell

Bench
Duff
MacKay
Jim Calder
Richard Hastings
Gary Watt

Substitutions
None. Richard Hastings for Mike Noble (46)

Bookings
not recorded Mike Noble (60)
Dave Brennan (65)
Mark McAllister (70)

Red Cards
not recorded None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark McRitchie (GK) 22 apps -
Sergei Baltacha 9 apps -
Mike Noble 19 apps1 goal
Dave Brennan 21 apps -
Mike Andrew 20 apps3 goals
Mark McAllister 22 apps3 goals
Charlie Christie 14 apps3 goals
Alan Hercher 10 apps4 goals
Wilson Robertson 16 apps5 goals
Paul McKenzie 20 apps3 goals
Colin Mitchell 12 apps -
Richard Hastings (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Colin Mitchell (23 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Sergei Baltacha (36 years 328 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 166 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (17 years 233 days)
Oldest Player:Sergei Baltacha (36 years 328 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 191 days
Domestic Players:12 (85.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This game only went ahead after a major snow clearing exercise by 40 volunteers and County's efforts were rewarded with 3 points.

The first half hour was dominated by Caley Thistle who had two good chances through McKenzie before Andrew put them in the lead after 20 minutes with a penalty. Alan Hercher went up for a cross ball, was hit from behind and a penalty was awarded.

Towards the end of the first half Mike Noble was injured and he failed to re-appear in the second half.

Half Time: 0-1

This gave the County midfield a chance to gain control and the home side dominated the second half.

In 52 minutes they equalised when MacPherson headed home from a Connelly cross. In 69 minutes they took the lead through Brian Grant following a fine move involving Williamson, Somerville and Ferries.

The game was killed off two minutes later when Brian Grant made it 3-1 - Furphy found Ferries who crossed for Grant to flick the ball home.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Forfar Athletic 17 11 2 4 24 17 7 35
2. Montrose 18 10 4 4 32 17 15 34
3. East Stirlingshire 18 10 3 5 36 24 12 33
4. Cowdenbeath 19 9 5 5 33 23 10 32
5. Alloa Athletic 18 8 6 4 30 22 8 30
6. Ross County 18 8 4 6 28 23 5 28
7. Inverness CT 18 7 5 6 28 30 -2 26
8. Queens Park 19 4 4 11 22 34 -12 16
9. Arbroath 18 3 2 13 18 36 -18 11
10. Albion Rovers 19 2 3 14 15 40 -25 9