Cowdenbeath 3 - 4 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 19th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 330
Referee: I Elmslie
Cowdenbeath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Petrie (17)
Winter (49)
McMahon (73)
Brian Thomson (4)
Alan Hercher (76)
Brian Thomson (pen.) (89)
Iain Stewart (90)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Russell
Petrie
Baillie
McMahon
Malloy
Conn
Munro
Sinclair
Wood
Winter
Meldrum
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Marco De Barros
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Stewart
Coulston
Ritchie
Ross Tokely
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher

Substitutions
Ritchie => Sinclair (61) Barry Wilson for Davie Ross (63)
Alan Hercher for Charlie Christie (63)
Ross Tokely for Marco De Barros (63)

Bookings
None. Brian Thomson (99)
Barry Wilson (99)
Mike Noble (99)
Paul Cherry (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 59 apps -
Mike Noble 80 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 42 apps -
Richard Hastings 58 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 12 apps1 goal
Charlie Christie 76 apps19 goals
Mike Teasdale 37 apps4 goals
Marco De Barros 6 apps -
Davie Ross 48 apps6 goals
Brian Thomson 38 apps10 goals
Iain Stewart 55 apps31 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 7 apps -
Barry Wilson (sub) 7 apps -
Alan Hercher (sub) 73 apps21 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 159 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 182 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 204 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 230 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 182 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 252 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Brian Thomson reached 10 goals for the Club.
Brian Thomson reached 10 goals for the Club.

Two injury time goals turned this game and lifted the Inverness side to the top of the league.

They took the lead in 4 minutes when Thomson took a rebound off the post and slotted it home. Petrie equalised in 17 minutes and in 49 minutes Winter put Cowdenbeath ahead.

McMahon made it 3-1 in 73 minutes and in 76 minutes Hercher pulled one back with a powerful header from 8 yards after a Thomson free kick.

After over 5 minutes of injury time Wilson was brought down by keeper Russell and Thomson equalised with the penalty.

From the restart the visitors attacked and Tokely sent over a cross which fooled Russell - he dived too early and Stewart nipped in to make it 4-3.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 10 5 3 2 18 14 4 18
2. Montrose 10 5 2 3 17 12 5 17
3. Cowdenbeath 10 5 2 3 16 12 4 17
4. Albion Rovers 10 4 4 2 13 8 5 16
5. Alloa Athletic 10 4 3 3 15 13 2 15
6. Ross County 10 5 0 5 14 14 0 15
7. Forfar Athletic 10 3 2 5 16 21 -5 11
8. Arbroath 10 2 4 4 7 11 -4 10
9. Queens Park 10 2 4 4 13 18 -5 10
10. East Stirlingshire 10 2 2 6 8 14 -6 8