Livingston 1 - 2 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Rd 1
Saturday, August 10th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Almondvale Stadium, Livingston
Attendance: 1,335
Referee: Kevin Toner
Livingston Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Young (71) Brian Thomson (9)
Paul Cherry (90)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Douglas
Watson
Duthie
Davidson
Tierney
McLeod
McMartin
Bailey
Young
T. Callaghan
Sinclair
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Smart
W. Callaghan
Alleyne
Robbie Benson
Mark McAllister
Davie Ross

Substitutions
None. Mark McAllister for Mike Noble (80)

Bookings
Sinclair
T. Callaghan
Barry Wilson (99)
Jim Calder (99)
Mike Teasdale (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 48 apps -
Mike Noble 69 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 48 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 31 apps -
Charlie Christie 66 apps18 goals
Paul Cherry 2 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 2 apps -
Graeme Bennett 60 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 26 apps3 goals
Iain Stewart 44 apps24 goals
Brian Thomson 27 apps4 goals
Mark McAllister (sub) 61 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 89 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (1998 years 8 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 298 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 89 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (1998 years 8 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 298 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Cherry scored his first goal for the Club.

A good end-to-end cup tie.

In 9 minutes Brian Thomson put the visitors in front - he took a Christie pass and stroked the ball past Douglas.

In 61 minutes Jim Calder brought down Livingstons Sinclair but he saved Duthies penalty.

Livingston equalised in 71 minutes after a goalmouth scramble. It appeared to be a Noble own goal after a defensive clearance but the credit went to Livingstons Jason Young.

Despite intense Livingston pressure Inverness scored the winner 15 seconds from the end - a powerful Paul Cherry header after a Thomson cross.