Caley Thistle secured their first home league victory of the season with a 1-0 triumph against Dunfermline at Caledonian Stadium.
Attacker Connor Bell’s second goal in as many games secured the points, ensuring John Robertson’s men end the month of October undefeated without conceding a goal.
The result moves Inverness up to seventh place, although they remain eight points adrift of the promotion play-offs.
Inverness were unbeaten in four matches going into the match, with Robertson selecting an unchanged side from the team that defeated Dundee United 2-0 at Tannadice the previous weekend.
Inverness were first to threaten on four minutes when Iain Vigurs’ shot from the edge of the box forced a fine fingertip save over the bar from goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.
The Pars had their first glimpse when Fraser Aird scooped the ball over inside the box, but Inverness were well on top with John Baird twice shooting over, while Jake Mulraney saw a shot deflected wide following a neat run inside from the right.
Inverness deservedly took the lead on 23 minutes however. Mulraney’s cross from the right flank was not cut out by defender Lee Ashcroft, with the ball deflecting into the path of Bell to finish for an easy tap-in.
Inverness continued to dominate and they were denied a second on 28 minutes when Liam Polworth’s long-range strike was palmed away by Murdoch.
The Pars spurned a glorious opportunity to level on 36 minutes however, when a misjudgment from Brad McKay allowed attacker Callum Smith clean through on goal, but he screwed his effort well wide.
Dunfermline started the second-half brightly and a menacing delivery towards the far post forced Mark Ridgers to squirm the ball behind goal.
Inverness could have added a second 10 minutes after the interval, when a delightful ball from Mulraney picked out John Baird, but Murdoch was out quickly to block his shot.
Inverness looked to wrap the points up, with Bell teeing up Polworth who squeezed a shot over the bar from 10 yards, while at the other end Ridgers was called into action to thwart a low strike from substitute Joe Cardle.
Polworth came inches away from netting a second with three minutes left when he struck the bar with a powerful strike from 12 yards, however Inverness held on for full points.