Montrose 0 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 1st, 1997, 3:00 PM at Links Park, Montrose
Attendance: 520
Referee: H Dallas
Montrose Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Scott McLean (39)
Iain Stewart (pen.) (89)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Butter
Winiarski
Mailer
Fisher
Craib
Masson
Cooper
Bird
McGlashan
Ingram
Thomson
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart

Bench
Trialist1
Trialist2
Larter
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Scott McLean

Substitutions
Trialist1 => Cooper (78) Scott McLean for Alan Hercher (22)

Bookings
None. Mike Teasdale (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 72 apps -
Richard Hastings 72 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 56 apps -
Paul Cherry 23 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 93 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 60 apps7 goals
Barry Wilson 21 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 51 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 88 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 69 apps41 goals
Alan Hercher 79 apps23 goals
Scott McLean (sub) 15 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 264 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 321 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 335 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 183 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 282 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The Inverness side deserved to win but only just. They dominated the first half and had early chances - the best being a 12th minute Paul Cherry header which was deflected over.

Substitute Scott McLean broke the deadlock in the 39th minute when he took a Daisy Ross pass and drove home from 8 yards. The visitors pressed hard for the rest of the half - Scott McLean headed past, a Paul Cherry header was touched over by Jim Butter and Charlie Christie hit it over the bar from 18 yards.

Montrose took command in the second half but the visitors defence held out. The best chance fell to Neil Thomson in the 71st minute - his close range shot was cleared off the line by MacArthur.

A minute from time Iain Stewart cliched it when he converted a penalty after Chris Masson handled in the box. Ian MacArthur and Daisy Ross shone for the visitors but it was a below par performance - despite this they took 3 points and stay 6 points clear at the top of the Division.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 21 13 5 3 39 22 17 44
2. Forfar Athletic 21 11 5 5 44 28 16 38
3. Ross County 22 11 4 7 37 29 8 37
4. Alloa Athletic 20 9 5 6 31 28 3 32
5. Montrose 22 9 3 10 33 38 -5 30
6. Cowdenbeath 22 8 4 10 27 27 0 28
7. Albion Rovers 21 7 7 7 25 26 -1 28
8. Queens Park 23 5 8 10 29 37 -8 23
9. Arbroath 21 4 7 10 17 31 -14 19
10. East Stirlingshire 21 3 6 12 18 34 -16 15