Inverness CT 2 - 0 Montrose

League Match
Saturday, December 14th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,477
Referee: I Fyfe
Inverness CT  Montrose

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (13)
Scott McLean (38)
None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Wayne Addicoat
Larter
Mailer
Glass
MacDonald
Craib
Haro
Fisher
Masson
McGlashan
Ingram
Tindall

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Davie Ross
Alan Hercher
Purves
Bird
Taylor

Substitutions
Davie Ross for Wayne Addicoat (70)
Bird => Tindall (61)
Taylor => Ingram (80)

Bookings
Richard Hastings (99)
Glass

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 66 apps -
Iain MacArthur 49 apps -
Paul Cherry 16 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 86 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 65 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 14 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 81 apps21 goals
Mike Teasdale 44 apps4 goals
Scott McLean 8 apps2 goals
Iain Stewart 62 apps36 goals
Wayne Addicoat 4 apps1 goal
Davie Ross (sub) 53 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 185 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 134 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 213 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 185 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 134 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 13 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Inverness CT went back to the top of the Division after this well deserved victory.

Iain Stewart put them ahead in 13 minutes with a close range header after a neat cross from Scott Mclean. Three minutes later Stewart sent it just past the post and in 24 minutes Larter brilliantly parried a Paul Cherry drive.

In 38 minutes it was 2-0. A good run and shot from Mike Teasdale rebounded to Scott McLean who stroked it home from 10 yards. At the other end Jim Calder made a great double save after a Colin McGlashan free kick.

Early in the second half the home side nearly stretched their lead. An Iain Stewart scissors kick put the ball just over the bar and Larter saved well when Barry Wilson was clean through. Montrose then came back strongly but the home defence held firm to keep a clean sheet.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 17 9 5 3 30 20 10 32
2. Montrose 18 9 3 6 30 27 3 30
3. Ross County 17 8 3 6 27 23 4 27
4. Forfar Athletic 16 7 4 5 29 25 4 25
5. Alloa Athletic 16 7 4 5 24 21 3 25
6. Albion Rovers 16 6 6 4 21 17 4 24
7. Cowdenbeath 17 7 3 7 23 20 3 24
8. Queens Park 17 4 5 8 23 31 -8 17
9. East Stirlingshire 17 3 5 9 15 25 -10 14
10. Arbroath 17 2 6 9 13 26 -13 12