A superb performance by Caley Thistle against a very competent Arbroath team. Richard Hastings made it 1-0 in 3 minutes with a curling shot into the right hand corner from 18 yards. In 17 minutes Iain Stewart scored with a great drive following a cut-back from Alan Hercher. In 58 minutes Alan Hercher sent Colin Mitchell clear on the right and his low cross was headed home by Iain Stewart to make it 3-0. In 64 minutes Jim Calder made a superb point blank save but in 70 minutes Ian Porteous made it 3-1 with a fierce drive. In 72 minutes Charlie Christie made it 4-1 when he cut along the 18 yard line and sent a glorious drive into the top right hand corner. In 77 minutes he scored again - a Stewart cross was partly cleared by Crawford and Christie sent a powerful volley past Dunn.