East Stirlingshire 0 - 3 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 19th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Firs Park, Falkirk
Attendance: 404
Referee: S Dougal
East Stirlingshire Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Iain Stewart (45)
Davie Ross (70)
Brian Thomson (87)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
McDougall
Russell
Neill
Campbell
Sneddon
Ross
McBride
Watt
Stirling
Muirhead
Inglis
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Hunter
Paterson
Ramsay
Graeme Bennett
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
Hunter =>Muirhead (46)
Paterson => Inglis (66)
Ramsay => McBride (74)
Wayne Addicoat for Barry Wilson (81)
Marco De Barros for Davie Ross (81)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 84 apps -
Ross Tokely 25 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 34 apps1 goal
Mike Noble 105 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 84 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 72 apps9 goals
Charlie Christie 100 apps21 goals
Barry Wilson 32 apps5 goals
Mike Teasdale 63 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 48 apps14 goals
Iain Stewart 81 apps53 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 19 apps1 goal
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 12 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 47 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 364 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 356 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 364 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 137 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Charlie Christie played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

After the excitement of the last 2 weeks this was rather a pedestrian affair.

Charlie Christie celebrated his 100th senior appearance by instigating two of the goals - he was very unlucky not to get on the score sheet. In 35 minutes Iain Stewart had a golden chance when he was clean through but he hit past the keeper and the post.

In the dying seconds of the first half a strong Mike Teasdale run and shot deflected to Charlie Christie - his close range shot was well parried by McDougall but Iain Stewart was on hand to head home.

In 67 minutes the home sides best chance was scorned by Sneddon - from 10 yards he volleyed against the bar. In 70 minutes an attempted back pass to McDougall was intercepted by Daisy Ross - the keeper pushed away his first attempt but Ross made no mistake from the rebound.

3 minutes from time a good run by Wayne Addicoat set up a Charlie Christie shot -McDougall parried and Brian Thomson touched it home. A well deserved win but a below average game.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 33 23 7 3 69 30 39 76
2. Forfar Athletic 33 16 10 7 63 44 19 58
3. Ross County 33 17 7 9 52 39 13 58
4. Albion Rovers 33 13 8 12 48 43 5 47
5. Alloa Athletic 33 13 7 13 46 46 0 46
6. Montrose 33 12 6 15 45 58 -13 42
7. Queens Park 33 9 9 15 45 52 -7 36
8. Cowdenbeath 33 9 7 17 36 50 -14 34
9. Arbroath 33 6 13 14 30 46 -16 31
10. East Stirlingshire 33 6 8 19 31 57 -26 26