Stirling Albion 3 - 1 Inverness CT

Challenge Cup - Rd 2
Tuesday, August 27th, 1996, 7:30 PM at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling
Attendance: 838
Referee: R Tait
Stirling Albion Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Gibson (57)
Bone (74)
Bone (89)
Iain Stewart (81)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McGeown
A. Paterson
Deas
Gibson
McQuilter
G. Paterson
Jack
Bone
McCormick
Taggart
Wood
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher
Brian Thomson

Bench
Watson
McGrotty
Bennett
Graeme Bennett
Iain Stewart
Neal Sinclair

Substitutions
McGrotty => Jack (62)
Bennett => Wood (83)
Iain Stewart for Davie Ross (72)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 51 apps -
Paul Cherry 4 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 72 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 34 apps -
Richard Hastings 51 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 41 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 69 apps18 goals
Barry Wilson 5 apps -
Mike Teasdale 29 apps3 goals
Brian Thomson 30 apps6 goals
Alan Hercher 66 apps19 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 47 apps25 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 106 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 274 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 106 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 51 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Iain Stewart scored for the 25th time for the Club.

The Inverness side put on an excellent performance and were unlucky not to take more from this game.

They had several good chances in the first half with the best being on the stroke of half time when they were denied first by a McGeown parry and then by an Andy Paterson goal-line clearance.

Stirling stepped up a gear in the second half and they took command. Gibson and Bone scored for Stirling before Iain Stewart pulled one back. As the visitors searched for an equaliser Bone stole a third in the last minute.