Queens Park 1 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, March 8th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 907
Referee: I Taylor
Queens Park Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Edgar (72) Iain Stewart (75)
Ross Tokely (77)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Bruce
Kennedy
Graham
Ferguson
Smith
Maxwell
Hardie
Arbuckle
Edgar
Ferry
McGoldrick
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean

Bench
Fitzpatrick
Wilson
Smith
Robbie Benson
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros

Substitutions
Wilson => Kennedy (84)
Smith => Hardie (86)
Ross Tokely for Richard Hastings (46)
Marco De Barros for Davie Ross (80)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 78 apps -
Paul Cherry 28 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 99 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 78 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 62 apps -
Davie Ross 66 apps8 goals
Barry Wilson 26 apps4 goals
Mike Teasdale 57 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 94 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 75 apps47 goals
Scott McLean 21 apps8 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 20 apps2 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 14 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 299 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 260 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 5 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 243 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A win for the visitors but not a convincing one. The first half was a non event with only two half-chances falling to Scott McLean in the 28th & 40th minutes - both good shots from 15 yards deflected over.

In 54 minutes Queens Danny Ferry should have scored when he ran through the defence but Jim Calder came out and stopped it with his legs. Against the run of play Queens took the lead in 72 minutes. A cross from the right was headed home by Scott Edgar as Jim Calder lost the ball in the strong sun.

Three minutes later it was 1-1 when a Barry Wilson cross broke to Iain Stewart and he scored from 8 yards. Two minutes later Ross Tokely celebrated his 18th birthday with the winning goal. It was an exact repeat of his goal against Albion Rovers three weeks ago and in the same minute of the match - a Barry Wilson corner was partly cleared and Tokely hammered it home from 20 yards.

In the dying minutes Jim Calder saved a good low shot from Scott Edgar to preserve the score. The Inverness side are clear Championship favourites on 60 points - 11 clear of Ross County with 9 games left.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 27 18 6 3 54 27 27 60
2. Ross County 27 15 4 8 47 33 14 49
3. Forfar Athletic 28 12 9 7 53 39 14 45
4. Albion Rovers 28 11 8 9 39 34 5 41
5. Alloa Athletic 27 11 6 10 37 40 -3 39
6. Montrose 27 12 3 12 38 44 -6 39
7. Queens Park 28 7 8 13 38 43 -5 29
8. Cowdenbeath 28 8 5 15 29 42 -13 29
9. Arbroath 28 5 10 13 25 40 -15 25
10. East Stirlingshire 28 6 7 15 29 47 -18 25