Inverness CT 1 - 3 Cowdenbeath

League Match
Saturday, August 17th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Telford Street Park, Inverness
Attendance: 1,524
Referee: Kenny Clark
Inverness CT  Cowdenbeath

Goalscorers
Brian Thomson (pen.) (54)
Bowmaker (44)
Conn (65)
Wood (80)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Russell
Munro
Baillie
Meldrum
Sinclair
Conn
Hamilton
Bowmaker
Wood
Ritchie
Brough

Substitutes
Robbie Benson
Davie Ross
Alan Hercher
Moffat
Stewart
Houston

Substitutions
Davie Ross for Mike Teasdale (80)
Alan Hercher for Iain Stewart (80)
Stewart => Brough (59)
Houston => Baillie (85)

Bookings
Brian Thomson (99)
Baillie

Red Cards
Paul Cherry (87)
None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 49 apps -
Mike Noble 70 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 49 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 32 apps -
Paul Cherry 3 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 3 apps -
Graeme Bennett 61 apps3 goals
Mike Teasdale 27 apps3 goals
Charlie Christie 67 apps18 goals
Iain Stewart 45 apps24 goals
Brian Thomson 28 apps5 goals
Davie Ross (sub) 40 apps5 goals
Alan Hercher (sub) 64 apps19 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 96 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 119 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 295 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 96 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 119 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 273 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

In the first half the home side played good football but could not break down the Cowdenbeath defence.

In 42 minutes Teasdale earned a penalty but Stewarts effort was saved. Two minutes later Cowdenbeath scored against the run of play when Bowmaker slipped the ball past Calder.

In 54 minutes Teasdale was again tripped in the box and Thomson gave Russell no chance. Conn and Wood scored for Forfar in 65 and 80 minutes - both from free kicks. Three minutes from time the home side were initially awarded a third penalty when Christie was brought down but instead Cherry was dismissed for an off the ball incident. A dismal end to a dismal game for the Inverness side.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Arbroath 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
2. Cowdenbeath 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
3. Albion Rovers 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
4. Alloa Athletic 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
5. East Stirlingshire 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
6. Queens Park 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
7. Montrose 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
8. Inverness CT 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
9. Ross County 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
10. Forfar Athletic 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0