Inverness CT 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath

League Match
Saturday, December 21st, 1996, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,188
Referee: A. M. Roy
Inverness CT  Cowdenbeath

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (pen.) (47)
Iain Stewart (69)
Stewart (46)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Wayne Addicoat
Russell
Munro
Baillie
Meldrum
McMahon
Humphreys
Ritchie
Winter
Scott
Sinclair
Stewart

Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Davie Ross
Alan Hercher
Bowmaker
Hamilton
Coulston

Substitutions
Davie Ross for Wayne Addicoat (74)
Bowmaker => Scott (72)
Hamilton => Ritchie (77)
Coulston => McMahon (90)

Bookings
None. Ritchie
Bowmaker

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 67 apps -
Richard Hastings 66 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 87 apps2 goals
Paul Cherry 17 apps1 goal
Iain MacArthur 50 apps -
Barry Wilson 15 apps2 goals
Mike Teasdale 45 apps4 goals
Charlie Christie 82 apps21 goals
Iain Stewart 63 apps38 goals
Scott McLean 9 apps2 goals
Wayne Addicoat 5 apps1 goal
Davie Ross (sub) 54 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 192 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 141 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 220 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 192 days)
Oldest Player:Scott McLean (1998 years 141 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 20 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Iain MacArthur played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The freezing weather and rock-hard surface made good football difficult and few chances were created in the first half.

The game came alive after the restart when Cowdenbeaths Stewart scored with a lob into the top right corner from 15 yards. The home side attacked from the restart and Wilson was brought down in the box - Stewart blasted the penalty home.

The home side then took control and created a number of chances before Stewart made it 2-1 in the 68th minute. Teasdale won the ball on the right and sent over a fierce cross which McLean headed into the area - Stewart bundled it home from 3 yards.

2 minutes later Calder made a great double save at the other end. The home side pressed for a third goal but were delighted with a 2-1 win.

None.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 18 10 5 3 32 21 11 35
2. Ross County 18 9 3 6 29 23 6 30
3. Montrose 19 9 3 7 32 30 2 30
4. Alloa Athletic 17 8 4 5 27 23 4 28
5. Forfar Athletic 16 7 4 5 29 25 4 25
6. Cowdenbeath 18 7 3 8 24 22 2 24
7. Albion Rovers 17 6 6 5 21 19 2 24
8. Queens Park 18 5 5 8 26 31 -5 20
9. East Stirlingshire 18 3 5 10 15 28 -13 14
10. Arbroath 17 2 6 9 13 26 -13 12