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15.03.1997 @ 15:00 Caledonian Stadium, Inverness Attendance: 5525
Inverness CT 3 - 0 Ross County
Referee: A Waddell League-match

Goalscorers
Iain Stewart (44)
Brian Thomson (75)
Iain Stewart (76)
None
Starting Lineup
Jim Calder
Mike Noble
Richard Hastings
Iain MacArthur
Charlie Christie
Davie Ross
Mike Teasdale
Paul Cherry
Barry Wilson
Iain Stewart
Scott McLean
Hutchison
Farrell
Broddle
Williamson
Bellshaw
Gilbert
Ferries
Adams
Ross
Ferguson
McBain
Substitutes
Ross Tokely
Marco De Barros
Brian Thomson
Furphy
Connolly
Golabek
Substitutions
Brian Thomson -> Scott McLean (53)
Marco De Barros -> Barry Wilson (79)
Ross Tokely -> Davie Ross (79)
Golabek => Broddle (78)
Yellow cards
Paul Cherry (99)
Scott McLean (99)
Williamson
Gilbert
Ferries
Red cards
None. Sandy Ross
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 record crowd and a convincing win. A hectic first half saw few clear chances but a dismissal for Countys Sandy Ross following a bad tackle on Richard Hastings. The first half also saw 4 bookings and referee Andrew Waddell had his work cut out restoring order after Ross was sent off.

Just before the interval Iain Stewart made it 1-0 with a 15 yard deflected shot after a good run by Richard Hastings. Early in the second half Scott McLean was stretchered off with a bad leg injury and he was replaced by Brian Thomson - in 75 minutes Thomson made it 2-0 with a thundering drive from 15 yards after a cross from Iain Stewart.

Stewart himself made it 3-0 a minute later when he beat the offside trap and chipped it over Hutchison. The Inverness side are now 16 points clear and have played 18 league games without defeat. Promotion and the championship are only short steps away.