Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Inverness CT

Scottish Cup - Rd 4
Saturday, February 17th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: H Dallas
Stenhousemuir Inverness CT

None. Brian Thomson (75)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

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

Hunter => Roseburgh (65)
Haddow => Hutchinson (79)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 31 apps -
Mike Noble 52 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 16 apps -
Richard Hastings 38 apps2 goals
John Scott 48 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 53 apps15 goals
Graeme Bennett 44 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 10 apps2 goals
Brian Thomson 10 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart 27 apps20 goals
Alan Hercher 47 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 279 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 302 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 349 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 279 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 302 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 186 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A tremendous victory for the Inverness side and a place in the last 8 of the cup.

They scored in 2 minutes through Thomson but Christie was offside.

After that their defence had to withstand tremendous pressure. Mathieson was a real handful and he came close on 3 occasions - chances also fell to Brannigan, Sprott, Roseburgh, Aitken & Bannon.

Caley Thistles only other first half chance was a shot from Thomson in 15 minutes but it went past.

In the second half Caley Thistle took control and in 53 minutes Thomson was unlucky when his 25 yard shot was tipped over.

In 60 minutes Stewart beat the offside trap but keeper McKenzie came off his line well. 2 minutes later a great shot from 18 yards by Christie was held by McKenzie.

On 75 minutes Teasdale set off on a run down the right wing and sent a low cross to Thomson just outside the penalty area - his shot into the corner was unstoppable. With a minute to go Stenhousemuir had the ball in the net but it was chalked off. Caley Thistle held out for a famous victory and the prospect of Rangers at home in the next round.