Caley Thistle were left to rue several missed chances as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Alloa Athletic.
Inverness had seen their early lead through Brad Mckay cancelled out by Andy Graham, with Sean Welsh putting the hosts back in front from the penalty spot after Wasps defender Zdravko Karadachki had been sent off.
The Highlanders had plenty opportunities to wrap up the points, including another penalty missed by Coll Donaldson, a late spot kick by Alloa’s Iain Flannigan ensured a share of the points.
John Robertson made one change from the side which drew 0-0 at home to Ayr United last time out, with Welsh handed his first league start in place of Charlie Trafford.
Inverness started brightly, with George Oakley finding the net after six minutes but ruled offside, however Alloa created the best early chance when Dario Zanatta strode through on goal before seeing his shot blocked by the legs of Mark Ridgers.
Caley Thistle upped the pressure and they were rewarded with the lead on 10 minutes, with Liam Polworth’s corner nodded home at the far post by Mckay.
Alloa could have levelled six minutes later, when Scott Taggart’s cross found Jake Hastie at the far post, however he lashed his effort past the post.
Caley Jags looked for a second goal, with Polworth shooting wide after being slipped through by Oakley, who saw a header thwarted by goalkeeper Neil Parry moments later.
The missed chances came back to bite the hosts when Alloa equalised, as Iain Flannigan’s free kick was diverted goalwards by Graham which deflected off Oakley on its way past Ridgers.
Inverness were handed the chance to regain their advantage on 48 minutes when Wasps defender Zdravko Karadachki was sent off for two bookings in the space of 30 seconds, the second of which on Coll Donaldson inside the box. Welsh stepped up to take the penalty and sent Parry the wrong way.
The hosts could have made the points safe when they were handed a second penalty on 71 minutes for Adam Brown’s trip on Riccardo Calder, however Coll Donaldson’s effort cracked off the underside of the crossbar.
Inverness had further chances to wrap the game up, with substitute Aaron Doran twice denied by Parry, who also thwarted Jordan White from close range.
The missed chances came back to haunt Caley Jags when Shaun Rooney brought down Hastie inside the box, with Flannigan clinically tucking home the penalty to ensure a share of the spoils.