Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, May 10th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 507
Referee: J Fleming
Alloa Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Pew (14) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Monaghan
McCormack
Nelson
Valentine
Cowan
Pew
Kane
Wilson
Simpson
Irvine
Little
Jim Calder
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
McAnenay
Piggott
Gilmour
Marco De Barros
Neal Sinclair
Wayne Addicoat

Substitutions
McAnenay => Kane (46)
Piggott => Simpson (61)
Gilmour => Little (80)
Marco De Barros for Paul Cherry (74)
Wayne Addicoat for Davie Ross (74)
Neal Sinclair for Iain Stewart (84)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 87 apps -
Iain MacArthur 69 apps -
Ross Tokely 28 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 37 apps2 goals
Davie Ross 74 apps9 goals
Mike Teasdale 66 apps5 goals
Graeme Bennett 70 apps3 goals
Charlie Christie 103 apps21 goals
Barry Wilson 35 apps5 goals
Brian Thomson 51 apps14 goals
Iain Stewart 84 apps53 goals
Marco De Barros (sub) 22 apps1 goal
Neal Sinclair (sub) 3 apps -
Wayne Addicoat (sub) 15 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (18 years 68 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 20 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 364 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 332 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 20 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 126 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The Champions lost their third game in a row with a side containing many personnel and positional changes.

Graeme Bennett captained the team in his last competitive game for the club and he had to look lively in the 6th minute to clear off the line. The only goal came in the 14th minute when Paul Simpson headed on a Willie Irvine corner and David Pew headed home.

The visitors fought back and in 38 Iain Stewart glanced a Barry Wilson free kick past the post. In 43 a Barry Wilson looping header went just over. Two minutes later a Barry Wilson corner nearly went in and the rebound fell to Paul Cherry whose header was saved.

In 72 Iain Stewart hooked the ball over the bar and in 83 Jim Calder tipped over a chip from Jimmy Gilmour.

Alloa held on to take their first points this season from the visitors. Elsewhere Forfar clinched the second promotion place with a 4-0 win over Queens Park - Ross County lost out on goal difference.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 36 23 7 6 70 37 33 76
2. Forfar Athletic 36 19 10 7 74 45 29 67
3. Ross County 36 20 7 9 58 41 17 67
4. Alloa Athletic 36 16 7 13 50 47 3 55
5. Albion Rovers 36 13 10 13 50 47 3 49
6. Montrose 36 12 7 17 46 62 -16 43
7. Cowdenbeath 36 10 9 17 38 51 -13 39
8. Queens Park 36 9 9 18 46 59 -13 36
9. East Stirlingshire 36 8 9 19 36 58 -22 33
10. Arbroath 36 6 13 17 31 52 -21 31