Inverness CT 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic

League Match
Saturday, February 22nd, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,507
Referee: J Fleming
Inverness CT  Forfar Athletic

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (84)
Mann (50)

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
Donegan
Bowes
Craig
Hamilton
Mann
Cargill
Morgan
Allison
Hannigan
Lee
Roberts

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat
Glennie
Honeyman
Loney

Substitutions
Marco De Barros for Davie Ross (76)
Honeyman => Roberts (78)
Loney => Hannigan (88)

Bookings
Mike Noble (85)
Jim Calder (85)
Craig

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 76 apps -
Iain MacArthur 60 apps -
Paul Cherry 26 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 97 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 76 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 92 apps21 goals
Davie Ross 64 apps7 goals
Barry Wilson 25 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale 55 apps5 goals
Scott McLean 19 apps8 goals
Iain Stewart 73 apps44 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 12 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 285 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 204 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 246 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 255 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 204 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 279 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

High winds made it difficult for both sides in this top-of-table clash. The first half was very even. In the first minute Barry Wilson had to head off the line and in the 10th minute Forfars Alan Morgan hit the bar from 25 yards.

At the other end Scott McLean came close twice then a Paul Cherry header hit the bar.

5 minutes into the second half Forfar took the lead - Bobby Mann prodded it into the net after the home side had failed to clear their lines following a corner.

The Inverness side hit back and had several chances - the best was in 73 minutes when a Scott Mclean shot from 18 yards was diverted for a corner. With 6 minutes to go Mike Teasdale sent a drive across goal from the right and Iain Stewart touched it in for the equaliser.

The last few minutes were hectic especially when Forfar were awarded an indirect free kick 6 yards out after an infringement by Jim Calder. 10 home players packed the goal and Paul Cherry cleared the danger. In the end a draw was a fair result. The Inverness side are now 11 points clear at the top of the Division.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 25 16 6 3 49 25 24 54
2. Forfar Athletic 25 12 7 6 49 31 18 43
3. Ross County 25 13 4 8 41 33 8 43
4. Montrose 26 12 3 11 38 42 -4 39
5. Alloa Athletic 23 10 5 8 33 33 0 35
6. Albion Rovers 25 9 8 8 32 32 0 35
7. Cowdenbeath 26 8 5 13 29 34 -5 29
8. Queens Park 25 6 8 11 33 39 -6 26
9. Arbroath 25 5 8 12 21 35 -14 23
10. East Stirlingshire 25 4 6 15 25 46 -21 18