Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 3rd, 1996, 3:00 PM at Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 229
Referee: G Mitchell
Cowdenbeath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Steven (62)
Steven (83)
Charlie Christie (4)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Russell
Maratea
Meldrum
Humphreys
McMahon
O Neill
Millar
Winter
Wood
Mackenzie
Steven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Dave McGinlay
Iain MacArthur
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Conn
Oliver
Stewart
Mark McAllister
Martin Lisle
Colin Mitchell

Substitutions
Stewart => O Neill (48) Mark McAllister for Davie Ross (48)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 29 apps -
Richard Hastings 36 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 50 apps1 goal
Dave McGinlay 11 apps -
Iain MacArthur 14 apps -
Charlie Christie 51 apps15 goals
Graeme Bennett 42 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 8 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 24 apps5 goals
Iain Stewart 25 apps20 goals
Brian Thomson 8 apps1 goal
Mark McAllister (sub) 51 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 265 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 288 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 10 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 265 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 288 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 346 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Mike Noble played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

This game was switched from Inverness because of a frozen pitch but Central Park was not much better.

The visitors went ahead in 4 minutes when Christie flicked a Stewart shot over Russell. In 14 minutes a fierce Ross shot was blocked and at the other end Cowdenbeaths Steven shot over the bar.

The visitors started the second half well - in 50 minutes a Teasdale shot was diverted over the bar and from the corner Teasdale headed over. In 62 minutes Steven equalised with a close range header.

In 83 minutes Steven made it 2-1 when he took advantage of a defensive slip and hit it past the advancing Calder. Near the end McAllister ran into the box and was brought down - the referee gave a free kick to Cowdenbeath! This bizarre decision summed up the afternoon for Caley Thistle.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Brechin City 23 12 6 5 28 13 15 42
2. Arbroath 23 10 8 5 30 28 2 38
3. Inverness CT 22 10 7 5 48 23 25 37
4. Ross County 22 9 10 3 39 23 16 37
5. Livingston 21 11 4 6 25 14 11 37
6. Cowdenbeath 22 9 3 10 34 38 -4 30
7. Queens Park 23 6 7 10 25 30 -5 25
8. East Stirlingshire 22 6 5 11 34 43 -9 23
9. Alloa Athletic 23 4 7 12 18 40 -22 19
10. Albion Rovers 21 5 1 15 25 54 -29 16