East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, November 2nd, 1996, 3:00 PM at Firs Park, Falkirk
Attendance: 398
Referee: G Clyde
East Stirlingshire Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McDougall
Russell
Ramsay
Ross
Snedden
Neill
Inglis
Murray
Trialist1
Ronald
McBride
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Scott McLean

Bench
Hunter
Muirhead
Trialist2
Ross Tokely
Graeme Bennett
Marco De Barros

Substitutions
Trialist2 => Murray (21)
Hunter => Trialist1 (71)
Muirhead => Inglis (81)
Marco De Barros for Scott McLean (81)

Bookings
Russell
Inglis
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 61 apps -
Mike Noble 81 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 44 apps -
Richard Hastings 60 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 50 apps6 goals
Barry Wilson 9 apps -
Mike Teasdale 39 apps4 goals
Alan Hercher 75 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 57 apps31 goals
Scott McLean 3 apps -
Brian Thomson 40 apps10 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 173 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 92 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 96 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 244 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 92 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 169 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Davie Ross played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

A drab, defensive game with little to choose between the sides and few clear cut chances. The best chance fell to East Stirlings trialist substitute in the 34th minute. He beat Jim Calder with a low drive but it came back off the post.

Just after half time the home side had another good chance when McBrides floating header had to be hooked off the line by Mike Noble. On the 67 minute mark the visitors came close twice - a Barry Wilson cross was headed off the line by Russell and following the resultant corner a Brian Thomson drive screamed past the post.

The introduction of Inverness substitute Marco De Barros 9 minutes from the end caused problems for the home defence but despite a few close shaves in the dying minutes they held on for a draw.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 12 7 2 3 20 12 8 23
2. Albion Rovers 12 6 4 2 18 11 7 22
3. Montrose 12 6 2 4 20 16 4 20
4. Ross County 12 6 1 5 18 15 3 19
5. Inverness CT 12 5 4 3 18 16 2 19
6. Alloa Athletic 12 5 3 4 17 15 2 18
7. Forfar Athletic 12 4 3 5 19 22 -3 15
8. Arbroath 12 2 4 6 7 14 -7 10
9. Queens Park 12 2 4 6 15 24 -9 10
10. East Stirlingshire 12 2 3 7 11 18 -7 9