Inverness CT 0 - 4 Forfar Athletic

League Match
Saturday, May 3rd, 1997, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 3,852
Referee: A. M. Roy
Inverness CT  Forfar Athletic

Goalscorers
None. Morgan (10)
Morgan (27)
Honeyman (29)
Morgan (47)

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
Robertson
Bowen
Craig
Hamilton
Mann
Loney
Morgan
Allison
Hannigan
Lee
Honeyman

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Wayne Addicoat
Glennie
McPhee
Roberts

Substitutions
Ross Tokely for Mike Teasdale (46)
Marco De Barros for Barry Wilson (46)
Wayne Addicoat for Iain Stewart (66)
Roberts => Loney (88)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 86 apps -
Mike Noble 107 apps3 goals
Richard Hastings 86 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 68 apps -
Paul Cherry 36 apps2 goals
Barry Wilson 34 apps5 goals
Davie Ross 73 apps9 goals
Mike Teasdale 65 apps5 goals
Charlie Christie 102 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 83 apps53 goals
Brian Thomson 50 apps14 goals
Ross Tokely (sub) 27 apps2 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 21 apps1 goal
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 14 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 355 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 13 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 18 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 325 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 13 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 87 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Brian Thomson played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The Division 3 Championship Trophy was presented to the home side after the game and this helped to wipe out the memory of a dreadful result.

Forfar easily won with a superb display of flowing football and sharp finishing. In 10 miutes Barry Wilson lost possession on the halfway line and Alan Morgan ran through to score with a delightful chip over Jim Calder.

In 27 it was 2-0 when Morgan again ran through the defence and hit it past Calder from 15 yards. 2 minutes later Ben Honeyman made it 3 with a close-range header after a corner.

The home side came close twice just before half-time. In 43 an Iain Stewart shot came off Robertsons legs and a minute later a Brian Thomson 30 yard rocket was palmed over.

2 minutes into the second half Morgan completed his hat-trick when he slipped it past Calder from 15 yards. It was nearly 5-0 in 62 minutes when Morgan side-footed Calder only to be superbly tackled by Richard Hastings.

Forfar & Ross County are still battling to join the Inverness side in Division 2.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 35 23 7 5 70 36 34 76
2. Forfar Athletic 35 18 10 7 70 45 25 64
3. Ross County 35 19 7 9 55 40 15 64
4. Alloa Athletic 35 15 7 13 49 47 2 52
5. Albion Rovers 35 13 9 13 50 47 3 48
6. Montrose 35 12 7 16 45 59 -14 43
7. Cowdenbeath 35 10 8 17 38 51 -13 38
8. Queens Park 35 9 9 17 46 55 -9 36
9. Arbroath 35 6 13 16 31 49 -18 31
10. East Stirlingshire 35 7 9 19 33 58 -25 30