Inverness CT 1 - 0 Alloa Athletic

League Match
Saturday, August 31st, 1996, 3:00 PM at Telford Street Park, Inverness
Attendance: 1,685
Referee: Alan Freeland
Inverness CT  Alloa Athletic

Goalscorers
Mike Teasdale (87)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher
Brian Thomson
Balfour
Valentine
McAvoy
Nelson
Cowan
McCormack
Kane
McKay
Dwyer
Irvine
Moffat

Substitutes
Graeme Bennett
Iain Stewart
Neal Sinclair
Little
McAneny
Gilmour

Substitutions
Neal Sinclair for Alan Hercher (71)
Iain Stewart for Davie Ross (71)
McAneny => Cowan (23)
Gilmour => Moffat (61)

Bookings
Mike Noble (99)
Dwyer

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 52 apps -
Paul Cherry 5 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 73 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 35 apps -
Richard Hastings 52 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 42 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 70 apps18 goals
Barry Wilson 6 apps -
Mike Teasdale 30 apps4 goals
Brian Thomson 31 apps6 goals
Alan Hercher 67 apps19 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 48 apps25 goals
Neal Sinclair (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 110 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 278 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 110 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 55 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Neal Sinclair(Signed July 1st, 1995)

Milestones

A well deserved win for the home side and a good performance.

Chances fell to most of the Inverness team but they were denied by a combination of poor finishing, bad luck and good goalkeeping.

Iain Stewart came closest in 80 minutes but his header was tipped over by Robert Balfour. Three minutes from the end the home sides efforts were rewarded with a superb headed goal from Mike Teasdale and they held out to take their first league points of the season.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

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