East Stirlingshire 1 - 5 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, January 20th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Firs Park, Falkirk
Attendance: 353
Referee: L Thow
East Stirlingshire Inverness CT

Goalscorers
I. Lee (72) John Scott (15)
Iain Stewart (24)
Iain Stewart (44)
Davie Ross (48)
Iain Stewart (54)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McDougall
Russell
R. Lee
Trialist
Sneddon
Ross
McBride
Watt
Farquhar
I. Lee
Dwyer
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Dave McGinlay
Iain MacArthur
John Scott
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Lamont
MacLean
Stirling
Dave Brennan
Mark McAllister
Davie Ross

Substitutions
MacLean => Trialist (70)
Stirling => McBride (70)
Davie Ross for Charlie Christie (47)
Dave Brennan for Alan Hercher (70)
Mark McAllister for Mike Noble (81)

Bookings
None. Iain MacArthur (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 26 apps -
Iain MacArthur 11 apps -
Richard Hastings 33 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 47 apps1 goal
Dave McGinlay 10 apps -
John Scott 44 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 48 apps14 goals
Mike Teasdale 5 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart 22 apps18 goals
Alan Hercher 43 apps14 goals
Brian Thomson 5 apps1 goal
Mark McAllister (sub) 50 apps4 goals
Dave Brennan (sub) 42 apps2 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 21 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 274 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 196 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 251 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 274 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 13 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Mark McAllister played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

An excellent performance by Caley Thistle. Dwyer had two early chances but Caley Thistle took the lead in 15 minutes through Scott when he took a pass from Hercher and shot from the edge of the area.

After 28 minutes Stewart made it two after an interchange with Christie. An angled drive after a Teasdale pass gave Stewart his second just before half time. Substitute Ross scored with a looping header just after taking the field. Six minutes later Stewart completed his hat trick - he took a pass from Hercher and finished well from 8 yards.

The home side then gained a consolation goal. Stirlings cross was met by Iain Lee who scrambled it over the line.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 20 11 4 5 25 13 12 37
2. Inverness CT 20 10 6 4 46 20 26 36
3. Brechin City 20 10 6 4 24 12 12 36
4. Arbroath 21 9 7 5 28 27 1 34
5. Ross County 20 8 9 3 34 22 12 33
6. Cowdenbeath 21 8 3 10 32 37 -5 27
7. Queens Park 22 6 6 10 24 29 -5 24
8. East Stirlingshire 21 5 5 11 33 43 -10 20
9. Alloa Athletic 20 4 7 9 18 32 -14 19
10. Albion Rovers 21 5 1 15 25 54 -29 16