Victory on a nervous night

Published: 19/02/2014

Caley Thistle continued their crusade to reach the finals of both major cup competitions by avoiding a shock defeat to lower league Stranraer at the Caledonian Stadium last night.

The pitch passed two inspections after incessant rain in the Highland capital as Nick Ross and Aaron Doran netted in the Scottish Cup fifth round replay tie to set up a mouthwatering home quarter-final against Dundee United.

The clubs met in a tempestuous League Cup last eight tie last October in which Inverness claimed a 2-1 extra-time victory after United's Nadir Ciftci had been sent off.

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