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27.01.1996 @ 15:00 Telford Street Park, Inverness Attendance: 2320
Inverness CT 1 - 1 East Fife
Referee: T McCurry Scottish Cup / Rd 3-match

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (11)
Dwarika (78)
Starting Lineup
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
John Scott
Graeme Bennett
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Alan Hercher
Iain Stewart
Brian Thomson
Hamilton
McStay
Gibb
Dixon
Beaton
Donaghy
Cusick
Dwarika
Scott
Allan
Hamill
Substitutes
Dave McGinlay
Davie Ross
Colin Mitchell
Hutcheon
Hope
Gartshore
Substitutions
Davie Ross -> John Scott (70)
Colin Mitchell -> Charlie Christie (78)
None
Yellow cards
Alan Hercher (60)
Charlie Christie (60)
Gibb
Red cards
None. None
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
A team of volunteers cleared a 2 inch covering of snow to allow this game to go ahead.

The first chance fell after 5 minutes to East Fifes Trinidadan Arnold Dwarika but Jim Calder saved his 25 yard drive.

Two minutes later Calder touched a Robert Scott shot round the post. Five minutes later lain Stewart had the home fans roaring when he opened the scoring - a long pass from Graeme Bennett found Stewart with a little space on the right edge of the area and he chipped the ball over Lindsay Hamilton.

It was nearly two in 15 minutes but Richard Hastings 30 yard free kick flew narrowly past the post. The home side had other first half chances through Stewart and Hercher and East Fife came close in 41 minutes when Calder touched away a David Beaton free kick.

The home side continued to impress in the second half and had excellent chances through Teasdale and Hercher. In 78 minutes East Fife drew level - Alex Hamill slipped the ball to Dwarika on the right and without breaking stride he curled the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net from 25 yards.

Caley Thistle fought back but could not find the net - their best effort was 6 minutes from time when a well timed tackle from John McStay foiled Alan Hercher. The home side were disappointed not to have held on to their lead and East Fife headed south greatly relieved.