Ross County 1 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, September 28th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 3,598
Referee: J McCluskey
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Adams (62) Iain Stewart (4)
Iain Stewart (64)
Brian Thomson (90)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Hutchison
Somerville
Broddle
Cooper
Bellshaw
Mackay
Ferries
Williamson
Ross
McLeod
Adams
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Fotheringham
Herd
Grant
Graeme Bennett
Marco De Barros
Scott McLean

Substitutions
Grant => McLeod (75) Marco De Barros for Ross Tokely (69)

Bookings
Adams Mike Noble (99)
Paul Cherry (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 56 apps -
Paul Cherry 9 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 77 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 4 apps -
Iain MacArthur 39 apps -
Charlie Christie 74 apps19 goals
Davie Ross 46 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 34 apps4 goals
Alan Hercher 70 apps20 goals
Iain Stewart 52 apps28 goals
Brian Thomson 35 apps7 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 209 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 161 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 323 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 209 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 57 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 288 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A frantic, exciting game which ended in a convincing win for the Inverness side.

They made a dream start when Iain Stewart controlled a difficult ball well in the County penalty area and prodded it home from close range. County fought back but the visitors held out well and had chances to increase their lead.

In 62 minutes County equalised when the ball rebounded off the post and Derek Adams shot home. Two minutes later it was 2-1 for the visitors when Iain Stewart sprinted down the right, took a pass from Alan Hercher and sent a beautiful angled chip over Hutchison into the top left corner of the net.

County chased hard but the Inverness defence was solid. In the dying seconds an Alan Hercher shot was blocked but Brian Thomson scored from the rebound to make it 3-1.

A coin-throwing incident in the second half caused the game to be stopped for a couple of minutes - it came from the County end and hit one of their own players.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Albion Rovers 7 4 3 0 10 3 7 15
2. Montrose 7 4 1 2 12 6 6 13
3. Alloa Athletic 7 3 3 1 8 6 2 12
4. Inverness CT 7 3 2 2 10 9 1 11
5. Cowdenbeath 7 3 2 2 7 6 1 11
6. Arbroath 7 1 4 2 6 7 -1 7
7. Forfar Athletic 7 2 1 4 10 13 -3 7
8. Queens Park 7 1 4 2 10 14 -4 7
9. Ross County 7 2 0 5 8 12 -4 6
10. East Stirlingshire 7 1 2 4 6 11 -5 5