Ross County 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Wednesday, February 12th, 1997, 7:30 PM at Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,017
Referee: G Mitchell
Ross County Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Scott McLean (36)
Barry Wilson (43)
Scott McLean (62)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Hutchison
Gilbert
McBain
Herd
Furphy
McKay (Broddle 46)
Ferries
Farrell
Ross
Ferguson
Adams (Hart 55 - Williamson 66)
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean

Bench
Broddle
Hart
Williamson
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Broddle => McKay (46)
Hart => Adams (55)
Williamson = > Hart (66)
Wayne Addicoat for Scott McLean (73)
Ross Tokely for Paul Cherry (79)
Marco De Barros for Barry Wilson (84)

Bookings
Adams
Furphy
Barry Wilson (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 74 apps -
Richard Hastings 74 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 58 apps -
Paul Cherry 25 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 95 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 62 apps7 goals
Barry Wilson 23 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale 53 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 90 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 71 apps42 goals
Scott McLean 17 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 17 apps -
Marco De Barros (sub) 11 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 8 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 275 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 194 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 236 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 245 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 194 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 269 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A decisive and important win for the visitors in front of a record crowd of 5017.

County started well but the Inverness side took control and only the great form of keeper Hutchison stopped a rout.

The opening goal came in 36 minutes when Wilson sent in a low cross from the right and Mclean swept it home from 10 yards. In 43 minutes Wilson made it 2-0 when he hit a powerful shot home from 20 yards after a great move involving Christie and Cherry.

In the second half County tired but the visitors continued strongly. In 62 minutes McLean made it 3-0 with a close range shot after a goalmouth scramble.

As the game drew to an end Ross had a 20 yard shot deflected past and then a header saved after a De Barros corner. This win puts the Inverness side 10 points clear at the top of the Division with a game in hand.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 23 15 5 3 45 24 21 50
2. Ross County 24 12 4 8 38 32 6 40
3. Forfar Athletic 23 11 6 6 45 30 15 39
4. Alloa Athletic 21 10 5 6 32 28 4 35
5. Montrose 24 10 3 11 36 42 -6 33
6. Cowdenbeath 24 8 5 11 28 29 -1 29
7. Albion Rovers 22 7 8 7 26 27 -1 29
8. Queens Park 24 5 8 11 29 38 -9 23
9. Arbroath 22 4 8 10 18 32 -14 20
10. East Stirlingshire 23 4 6 13 24 39 -15 18