Inverness CT 0 - 0 Stranraer

(Won 4 - 3 on pens.)
Scottish Cup - Rd 2 (replay)
Wednesday, January 15th, 1997, 7:30 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,482
Referee: R Orr
Inverness CT  Stranraer

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Duffy
Gallacher
Crawford
Hughes
Robertson
McCaffrey
McIntyre
Landsdowne
Young
McAulay
Docherty

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Graeme Bennett
Alan Hercher
Duncan
Sloan
McMillan

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Davie Ross (75)
Graeme Bennett for Iain MacArthur (110)
Duncan => Crawford (32)
Sloan => Gallacher (41)
McMillan => Young (112)

Bookings
None. Duncan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 69 apps -
Iain MacArthur 52 apps -
Paul Cherry 19 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 89 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 68 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 17 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 47 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 84 apps21 goals
Davie Ross 56 apps6 goals
Scott McLean 11 apps3 goals
Iain Stewart 65 apps38 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 13 apps -
Graeme Bennett (sub) 68 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 247 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 166 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 208 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 318 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 166 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 77 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The home side progressed to the third round of the cup after a night of drama. They dominated the game and should have won it in normal time but in the end it took extra time and penalties.

Stranraer keeper Duffy was in tremendous form and he foiled shot after shot. As early as the fourth minute he denied Iain Stewart twice and a minute later Stewart could not quite reach a Scott McLean pass across the open goal. The rest of the first half was a similar story of missed chances and saves - Duffy saved a Wilson drive in 31 minutes, a Christie close range shot in 36 minutes, a Stewart shot in 39 minutes and just before the whistle a Christie shot hit off Duffy and was cleared after a scramble.

In the second half Stranraer came more into it but had few clear chances. Jim Calder dealt competently with any shots on target and at the other end the home side tried hard but failed to score. In 71 minutes a Wilson cross reached Stewart but he hit over the bar and right on the 90 minute mark a similar move led to Stewart sliding the ball past the post.

Richard Hastings had several close things - a diving header went past in 72 minutes, in 82 minutes his shot was deflected past and a minute from time his 35 yard free kick was saved by Duffy.

Extra time was rather flat as tiredness began to tell but the home side continued to create chances - the shot of the match came 6 minutes into the second period when a Teasdale 20 yard rocket was tipped onto the bar by Duffy. Three minutes later Scott McLean kept the ball in on the right and crossed to Iain Stewart who chipped it over the bar. This was the last chance and the game went to penalties.

The penalty decider started well for Stranraer when Hughes scored, Cherry hit the post and McAulay made it 2-0. Stewart pulled one back for the home side then Jim Calder saved Sloans kick. McLean made it 2-2 despite Duffy getting a hand to it, McMillan made it 3-2 for Stranraer, Tokely equalised then Jim Calder saved from Duncan. Despite the pressure Barry Wilson stroked his kick into the corner to win the game for the Inverness side and ensure a third round home tie against Hamilton.

None.