Inverness CT 0 - 3 Rangers

Scottish Cup - Q-Final
Saturday, March 9th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Stadium, Dundee
Attendance: 11,296
Referee: S Dougal
Inverness CT  Rangers

None. Thomson (o.g. 15)
Gascoigne (35)
Gascoigne (52)

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
Van Vossen

Dave McGinlay
Davie Ross
Colin Mitchell

Davie Ross for Brian Thomson (76)
Dave McGinlay for Alan Hercher (76)
Colin Mitchell for Graeme Bennett (82)
Cleland => Petric (46)
Durrant => Van Vossen (80)

None. Miller

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 37 apps -
Mike Noble 58 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 21 apps -
Richard Hastings 44 apps2 goals
Graeme Bennett 50 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 16 apps3 goals
John Scott 54 apps6 goals
Charlie Christie 55 apps15 goals
Iain Stewart 33 apps22 goals
Alan Hercher 53 apps17 goals
Brian Thomson 16 apps2 goals
Dave McGinlay (sub) 17 apps -
Davie Ross (sub) 31 apps5 goals
Colin Mitchell (sub) 50 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 300 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 323 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 5 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (18 years 300 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (35 years 323 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 207 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Graeme Bennett played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.
Colin Mitchell played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

This historic match was switched from Inverness by the SFA for policing reasons. 5000 people travelled from Inverness and they saw their team beaten but certainly not humiliated.

It took 15 minutes for Rangers to go in front - Van Vossen slid the ball in the box towards Laudrup and Brian Thomsons attempted clearance shot past Jim Calder.

By half time Rangers were effectively through to the semi-final after Paul Gascoigne made it 2-0 in 35 minutes - he side stepped Iain MacArthurs challenge and flighted the ball into the top corner from 20 yards.

Seven minutes into the second half Gascoigne made it 3-0 when he headed home from the back post after a perfect Laudrup cross. In scoring the goal Gascoigne elbowed away team mate Ally McCoist who needed treatment before continuing.

Caley Thistle were determined to fight and they did have chances of consolation goals. The best chance came when Brian Thomson and Charlie Christie combined to set up Iain Stewart - Stewart beat David Robertson and in trying to bend the ball past Goram he put it wide. Mike Teasdale and John Scott brought out saves from Andy Goram and the consolation goal was not to be.

In the end Rangers were clear winners but the Inverness side went home with their pride well preserved. Jersey swapping followed the final whistle and the Caley Thistle players took home souvenirs as well as memories. A great day out for all connected with the club and a respectable result.