Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, April 26th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 282
Referee: A Gemmill
Cowdenbeath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Sinclair (13)
Scott (17)
Paul Cherry (69)

Team Managers
Unknown. Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
Godfrey
Munro
Ritchie
Meldrum
Humphreys
Winter
Scott
Sinclair
Nolan
Coulston
Stewart
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Paul Cherry
Ross Tokely
Mike Teasdale
Marco De Barros
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Wayne Addicoat

Bench
Manson
Millar
Hamilton
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Barry Wilson

Substitutions
Manson => Stewart (74) Barry Wilson for Wayne Addicoat (58)
Charlie Christie for Marco De Barros (66)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 85 apps -
Iain MacArthur 67 apps -
Paul Cherry 35 apps2 goals
Richard Hastings 85 apps2 goals
Ross Tokely 26 apps2 goals
Mike Noble 106 apps3 goals
Marco De Barros 20 apps1 goal
Mike Teasdale 64 apps5 goals
Iain Stewart 82 apps53 goals
Wayne Addicoat 13 apps1 goal
Brian Thomson 49 apps14 goals
Charlie Christie (sub) 101 apps21 goals
Barry Wilson (sub) 33 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 318 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 6 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 30 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (17 years 318 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Calder (37 years 6 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 80 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

An enthusiastic Cowdenbeath side deservedly ended the champions long unbeaten run. The home side dominated the first half as the visitors experimented with their formation.

In 13 minutes Craig Sinclair headed home after a Willie Stewart corner and 4 minutes later a static defence allowed Martin Scott to hit high into the roof of the net from close range. It could have been three just before half-time but Jim Calder made a good diving save from a Nolan shot.

The second half started the same way but the visitors gradually came back. They dominated the last half hour but only managed one goal. In 69 minutes a long Iain MacArthur throw was back-headed by Mike Teasdale and Paul Cherry headed home.

In 84 minutes Iain Stewart tried to chip Godfrey but failed and in the dying seconds a Paul Cherry header was cleared off the line.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Inverness CT 34 23 7 4 70 32 38 76
2. Forfar Athletic 34 17 10 7 66 45 21 61
3. Ross County 34 18 7 9 53 39 14 61
4. Alloa Athletic 34 14 7 13 47 46 1 49
5. Albion Rovers 34 13 8 13 49 46 3 47
6. Montrose 34 12 6 16 45 59 -14 42
7. Cowdenbeath 34 10 7 17 38 51 -13 37
8. Queens Park 34 9 9 16 45 53 -8 36
9. Arbroath 34 6 13 15 30 47 -17 31
10. East Stirlingshire 34 7 8 19 32 57 -25 29