Inverness CT 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire

League Match
Saturday, September 14th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Telford Street Park, Inverness
Attendance: 1,316
Referee: Hugh Dallas
Inverness CT  East Stirlingshire

Goalscorers
Alan Hercher (35)
Mike Noble (46)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Brian Thomson
Wilson
Watt
Russell
Campbell
Sneddon
Neil
Ronald
Hamilton
McBride
Ramsay
Inglis

Substitutes
Graeme Bennett
Marco De Barros
Iain Stewart
Abercromby
Hunter
Cochrane

Substitutions
Marco De Barros for Davie Ross (45)
Iain Stewart for Brian Thomson (77)
Graeme Bennett for Alan Hercher (83)
Hunter => Ronald (59)
Cochrane => Sneddon (71)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 54 apps -
Paul Cherry 7 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 75 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 37 apps -
Richard Hastings 54 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 2 apps -
Charlie Christie 72 apps18 goals
Mike Teasdale 32 apps4 goals
Davie Ross 44 apps5 goals
Alan Hercher 69 apps20 goals
Brian Thomson 33 apps6 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Graeme Bennett (sub) 63 apps3 goals
Iain Stewart (sub) 50 apps25 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 195 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 57 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 195 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 29 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Marco De Barros(Signed July 1st, 1996)

Milestones
Iain Stewart played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

This was a comprehensive victory and the score did not reflect the home sides dominance of the game.

Alan Hercher put them ahead in the 35th minute after sustained pressure on the East Stirling goal - he took a headed pass from Brian Thomson and sent a looping header past the despairing Wilson.

Marco De Barros replaced Daisy Ross in the second half and he tormented the visitors defence on many occasions. He was only on the field for 2 minutes when he sent a well-judged cross to the back post and Mike Noble rifled it home.

Despite a number of chances that was the end of the scoring but the home side will take great heart from the performance.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Albion Rovers 5 4 1 0 8 1 7 13
2. Alloa Athletic 5 2 2 1 6 5 1 8
3. Cowdenbeath 5 2 2 1 6 5 1 8
4. Montrose 5 2 1 2 5 4 1 7
5. Inverness CT 5 2 1 2 5 6 -1 7
6. Forfar Athletic 5 2 0 3 8 8 0 6
7. Arbroath 5 1 3 1 5 5 0 6
8. East Stirlingshire 5 1 2 2 5 7 -2 5
9. Queens Park 5 1 2 2 7 11 -4 5
10. Ross County 5 1 0 4 6 9 -3 3