Inverness CT 4 - 1 Albion Rovers

League Match
Saturday, April 12th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,960
Referee: G Mitchell
Inverness CT  Albion Rovers

Goalscorers
Brian Thomson (6)
Brian Thomson (44)
Barry Wilson (74)
Marco De Barros (78)
Moore (37)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Ross
Kelly
Pickering
Mitchell
Martin
McKilligan
Mclnnes
Gardner
Walters
Moore
McKenzie

Substitutes
Robbie Benson
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat
Boal
Walker
Leonard

Substitutions
Marco De Barros for Brian Thomson (71)
Wayne Addicoat for Davie Ross (80)
Boal => Gardner (54)
Walker => Pickering (72)
Leonard => McKenzie (78)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 83 apps -
Richard Hastings 83 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 24 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 33 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 104 apps3 goals
Charlie Christie 99 apps21 goals
Barry Wilson 31 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 62 apps5 goals
Davie Ross 71 apps8 goals
Iain Stewart 80 apps52 goals
Brian Thomson 47 apps13 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 18 apps1 goal
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 11 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 40 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 357 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 349 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 304 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 357 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 53 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Marco De Barros scored his first goal for the Club.

Inverness CT clinched the league title in style with this decisive win. They took the lead in 6 minutes when a powerful Christie shot was parried by Ross and Thomson pounced to score from close range.

Against the run of play Albion equalised in 37 minutes with a Moore header but in 44 minutes it was 2-1. Stewart slipped the ball inside from the right and Thomson hammered it home from just inside the area.

In 66 minutes the hat trick seemed certain when Thomson sent Ross the wrong way but it hit the keepers legs. In 74 minutes Wilson made it 3-1 after a good run and shot and 4 minutes later De-Barros scored a superb solo goal - he ran into the box, recovered from a trip and volleyed home from 15 yards.

The contest was over and Inverness CT were champions

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 32 22 7 3 66 30 36 73
2. Forfar Athletic 32 16 9 7 62 43 19 57
3. Ross County 32 17 6 9 51 38 13 57
4. Albion Rovers 32 13 8 11 47 41 6 47
5. Alloa Athletic 32 13 7 12 45 44 1 46
6. Montrose 32 12 5 15 44 57 -13 41
7. Queens Park 32 9 8 15 44 51 -7 35
8. Cowdenbeath 32 8 7 17 34 49 -15 31
9. Arbroath 32 5 13 14 28 45 -17 28
10. East Stirlingshire 32 6 8 18 31 54 -23 26