Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, August 24th, 1996, 3:00 PM at Station Park, forfar
Attendance: 427
Referee: G Simpson
Forfar Athletic Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Morgan (17)
Higgins (81)
Higgins (87)
Brian Thomson (pen.) (75)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Arthur
Hamilton
Craig
Mann
Glennie
Allison
Morgan
Bowes
Higgins
Honeyman
Loney
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson

Bench
Donegan
Hannigan
Lee
Robbie Benson
Davie Ross
Neal Sinclair

Substitutions
Lee => Loney (66)
Hannigan => Allison (79)
None.

Bookings
Loney Alan Hercher (99)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 50 apps -
Richard Hastings 50 apps2 goals
Iain MacArthur 33 apps -
Mike Noble 71 apps1 goal
Graeme Bennett 62 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 4 apps -
Charlie Christie 68 apps18 goals
Mike Teasdale 28 apps3 goals
Alan Hercher 65 apps19 goals
Iain Stewart 46 apps24 goals
Brian Thomson 29 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 103 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 126 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 275 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Hastings (19 years 103 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (36 years 126 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 322 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jim Calder played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.
Richard Hastings played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The game started well for the visitors when Richard Hastings went clean through the Forfar defence in the 10th minute but he failed to score.

Forfar took control and in 17 minutes a rebound fell to Morgan who blasted it home.

Inverness came back in the second half and were denied twice by Arthur after excellent strikes by Teasdale & Thomson.

Thomson made it 1-1 from the penalty spot in 75 minutes after Teasdale was brought down but Forfar quickly hit back. Substitute Hannigan proved to be the match winner as he strode through the visitors defence and set up goals for Higgins in the 81st and 87th minutes. A disappointing afternoon for the Inverness team.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 2 2 0 0 4 1 3 6
2. Albion Rovers 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 6
3. Arbroath 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 4
4. Queens Park 2 1 1 0 5 4 1 4
5. Alloa Athletic 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
6. Forfar Athletic 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
7. East Stirlingshire 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
8. Montrose 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
9. Ross County 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0
10. Inverness CT 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 0