Inverness CT 3 - 1 Alloa Athletic

League Match
Saturday, March 1st, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 1,397
Referee: G Simpson
Inverness CT  Alloa Athletic

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (3)
Iain Stewart (pen.) (36)
Davie Ross (69)
Cowan (76)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Marco De Barros
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Monaghan
McCulloch
McCormack
McAneny
Cowan
M Wilson
Valentine
S Wilson
Simpson
Irvine
Pew

Substitutes
Robbie Benson
Ross Tokely
Brian Thomson
Kane
Piggot
Gilmour

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Iain MacArthur (55)
Brian Thomson for Iain Stewart (80)
Kane => McCormack (46)
Piggot => McCulloch (70)
Gilmour => Pew (82)

Bookings
Brian Thomson (99)
Simpson

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 77 apps -
Paul Cherry 27 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 98 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 61 apps -
Richard Hastings 77 apps2 goals
Charlie Christie 93 apps21 goals
Mike Teasdale 56 apps5 goals
Marco De Barros 13 apps -
Davie Ross 65 apps8 goals
Iain Stewart 74 apps46 goals
Scott McLean 20 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 19 apps1 goal
Brian Thomson (sub) 43 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 292 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 271 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (17 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 30 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Another wet and windy home match for the Inverness side but a good win. They went ahead in the 3rd minute - Charlie Christie sent Daisy Ross clear on the right, he headed for goal and slipped it to Iain Stewart who stroked it home from 3 yards.

In 36 minutes Stewart made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Marco De Barros had been brought down - a soft penalty which enraged the Alloa camp.

The dreadful conditions made everything difficult but the Inverness side continued to dominate in the second half.

In 69 minutes a powerful Charlie Christie drive was parried by Monaghan, Iain Stewart touched it to Daisy Ross who scored from a tight angle.

In 76 minutes Alloa gained a consolation goal when Mark Cowan rose above a static defence to head home Willie Irvines free kick. This victory which puts the Inverness side 13 points clear at the top of the Division with 10 games left.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 26 17 6 3 52 26 26 57
2. Forfar Athletic 27 12 8 7 50 36 14 44
3. Ross County 25 13 4 8 41 33 8 43
4. Montrose 26 12 3 11 38 42 -4 39
5. Albion Rovers 26 10 8 8 36 32 4 38
6. Alloa Athletic 25 10 6 9 35 37 -2 36
7. Queens Park 26 7 8 11 37 39 -2 29
8. Cowdenbeath 27 8 5 14 29 38 -9 29
9. Arbroath 26 5 9 12 21 35 -14 24
10. East Stirlingshire 26 4 7 15 25 46 -21 19