Ross County won the North of Scotland Cup thanks to a 3-2 Highland derby final victory Caley Thistle at Grant Street Park.
The Staggies were dominant against their rivals in blustery conditions, as they won the trophy for the first time since 2006 courtesy of second half goals from Tom Kelly and a double from Dylan Dykes.
Inverness staged a latefightback through late goals from Ross Gunn and Charlie Trafford, however it was too little, too late.
The result was impressive for a youthful Staggies team against a Caley Jags side that had a stronger first team presence, although Inverness started brightly, with Riccardo Calder twice forcing Staggies goalkeeper Ross Munro into action in the early stages.
County began to dominate as the first half progressed however, coming closest to an opener on 37 minutes when James Wallace’s free kick struck the outside of the post.
Caley Jags goalkeeper Daniel Hoban had to be alert to deny Mark Gallagher and Dylan Dykes early in the second half, however County’s breakthrough arrived on 65 minutes when Kelly was on the end of Wallace’s delivery from the left before looping an effort high into the far right-corner.
The Staggies only had eight minutes to wait before they netted their second goal, with Dykes netting from the spot after Ross MacIver had been taken down by Hoban.
Dykes netted his second on 85 minutes after a lovely backheel from MacIver, to seemingly end Inverness’ challenge.
Barry Wilson’s men had other ideas however, with substitute Gunn thumping high into the net, before Trafford nodded home at a corner to stage a late revival.