Albion Rovers 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Wednesday, February 28th, 1996, 7:30 PM at Cliftonhill Stadium, Coatbridge
Attendance: 368
Referee: J Young
Albion Rovers Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Iain Stewart (pen.) (44)
Alan Hercher (76)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Moffat
MacDonald
Pickering
Byrne
McFarlane
Strain
Gallagher,
Russell
Willock
Moore
Riley
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
John Scott
Graeme Bennett
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Crawford
Deeley
Shanks
Mark McAllister
Dave McGinlay
Colin Mitchell

Substitutions
Deeley => Russell (54)
Crawford => Riley (58)
Shanks => Willock (86)
Colin Mitchell for Brian Thomson (46)
Dave McGinlay for Davie Ross (83)
Mark McAllister for Mike Teasdale (83)

Bookings
Moore
MacDonald
Pickering
Iain MacArthur (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 34 apps -
Iain MacArthur 19 apps -
Richard Hastings 41 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 55 apps1 goal
Davie Ross 28 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 13 apps2 goals
John Scott 51 apps6 goals
Graeme Bennett 47 apps3 goals
Alan Hercher 50 apps16 goals
Iain Stewart 30 apps22 goals
Brian Thomson 13 apps2 goals
Dave McGinlay (sub) 14 apps -
Mark McAllister (sub) 52 apps4 goals
Colin Mitchell (sub) 47 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 313 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 219 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 313 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 70 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Alan Hercher played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The visitors survived early pressure before they had chances through John Scott and Mike Teasdale.

In 41 minutes Albion nearly took the lead when a good Russell shot was held by Calder. A minute later David Byrne brought down Daisy Ross and Iain Stewart put the visitors into the lead from the penalty spot.

Albion fought back early in the second half and came close through Russell, Gallacher and Willock. At the other end substitute Colin Mitchell shot past the left hand post.

On 76 minutes Caley Thistle made it 2-0 when Alan Hercher scored from 8 yards after good work by Iain Stewart. Albion put pressure on the visitors defence towards the end but the score remained 2-0.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 26 15 5 6 36 17 19 50
2. Brechin City 26 13 8 5 29 13 16 47
3. Inverness CT 25 12 7 6 52 25 27 43
4. Ross County 25 10 12 3 45 27 18 42
5. Arbroath 26 11 8 7 35 32 3 41
6. Cowdenbeath 26 9 4 13 35 45 -10 31
7. Queens Park 25 7 8 10 29 33 -4 29
8. East Stirlingshire 25 6 6 13 38 52 -14 24
9. Alloa Athletic 26 5 7 14 21 45 -24 22
10. Albion Rovers 24 6 1 17 28 59 -31 19