Inverness CT 3 - 2 Montrose

League Match
Saturday, April 5th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,036
Referee: E Martindale
Inverness CT  Montrose

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (13)
Iain Stewart (67)
Iain Stewart (81)
McGlashan (pen)(23)
Smith (42)

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
Brian Thomson
Butter
Windarski
Mailer
Smith
Purves
Haro
Cooper
Fisher
McGlashan
Taylor
Ingram

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat
Tosh
Larter
Glass

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Iain MacArthur (27)
Marco De Barros for Davie Ross (61)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Wilson (79)
Glass => Cooper (87)

Bookings
None. Fisher
McGlashan

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 82 apps -
Mike Noble 103 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 82 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 66 apps -
Paul Cherry 32 apps1 goal
Barry Wilson 30 apps4 goals
Davie Ross 70 apps8 goals
Mike Teasdale 61 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 98 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 79 apps52 goals
Brian Thomson 46 apps11 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 23 apps2 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 17 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 10 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 327 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 350 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 355 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 297 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 350 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 59 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A great day for Inverness as the home side won promotion with a superb hat trick from Iain Stewart.

They started well and Charlie Christie hit the bar in 4 minutes. They took the lead in 13 minutes when Iain Stewart took a pass from Daisy Ross and slid it home from 8 yards.

It all began to go wrong in 23 minutes when Colin McGlashan equalised from the penalty spot after Mike Noble pushed Craig Mailer. Shaun Smith made it 2-1 for Montrose in 42 minutes with a shot from 6 yards after a cut back from David Fisher.

The home side came back strongly in the second half and were rewarded in 67 minutes - a Brian Thomson free kick from the left was turned in by Iain Stewart at the far post. The winner came in 81 minutes - a Brian Thomson through ball found Iain Stewart who ran 20 yards before chipping it over Jim Butter under severe pressure from Mark Haro.

The Division Championship can be won next week - the only team that can overtake them is local rivals Ross County.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 31 21 7 3 62 29 33 70
2. Ross County 31 17 5 9 50 37 13 56
3. Forfar Athletic 31 15 9 7 61 43 18 54
4. Albion Rovers 31 13 8 10 46 37 9 47
5. Alloa Athletic 31 13 6 12 44 43 1 45
6. Montrose 31 12 4 15 43 56 -13 40
7. Queens Park 31 8 8 15 42 50 -8 32
8. Cowdenbeath 31 8 7 16 33 47 -14 31
9. Arbroath 31 5 12 14 27 44 -17 27
10. East Stirlingshire 31 6 8 17 31 53 -22 26