Inverness CT 1 - 1 East Fife

Scottish Cup - Rd 3
Saturday, January 27th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Telford Street Park, Inverness
Attendance: 2,320
Referee: T McCurry
Inverness CT  East Fife

Iain Stewart (11)
Dwarika (78)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
John Scott
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Dave McGinlay
Davie Ross
Colin Mitchell

Davie Ross for John Scott (70)
Colin Mitchell for Charlie Christie (78)

Alan Hercher (60)
Charlie Christie (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 28 apps -
Mike Noble 49 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 13 apps -
Richard Hastings 35 apps2 goals
Graeme Bennett 41 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 7 apps2 goals
John Scott 46 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 50 apps14 goals
Iain Stewart 24 apps20 goals
Alan Hercher 45 apps14 goals
Brian Thomson 7 apps1 goal
Davie Ross (sub) 23 apps5 goals
Colin Mitchell (sub) 44 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 328 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 165 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Charlie Christie played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

A team of volunteers cleared a 2 inch covering of snow to allow this game to go ahead.

The first chance fell after 5 minutes to East Fifes Trinidadan Arnold Dwarika but Jim Calder saved his 25 yard drive.

Two minutes later Calder touched a Robert Scott shot round the post. Five minutes later lain Stewart had the home fans roaring when he opened the scoring - a long pass from Graeme Bennett found Stewart with a little space on the right edge of the area and he chipped the ball over Lindsay Hamilton.

It was nearly two in 15 minutes but Richard Hastings 30 yard free kick flew narrowly past the post. The home side had other first half chances through Stewart and Hercher and East Fife came close in 41 minutes when Calder touched away a David Beaton free kick.

The home side continued to impress in the second half and had excellent chances through Teasdale and Hercher. In 78 minutes East Fife drew level - Alex Hamill slipped the ball to Dwarika on the right and without breaking stride he curled the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net from 25 yards.

Caley Thistle fought back but could not find the net - their best effort was 6 minutes from time when a well timed tackle from John McStay foiled Alan Hercher. The home side were disappointed not to have held on to their lead and East Fife headed south greatly relieved.