Caley Thistle booked their place in the semi-finals of the IRN-BRU Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Falkirk.
Inverness triumphed thanks to Connor Bell’s second-half strike, settling a poor last-eight tie at Caledonian Stadium and ensuring Caley Jags will be in Tuesday’s last-four draw.
The victory saw John Robertson’s men record a club record seventh successive clean sheet, meaning they have now gone 657 minutes without conceding.
Inverness were forced into one change, with Jake Mulraney on international duty with Republic of Ireland under-21s, replaced by Alex Cooper.
Falkirk carried the early threat, with Myles Hippolyte sending an effort well over the bar from close-range, while at the other end John Baird was denied a goal against his former club by the feet of goalkeeper Robbie Thomson after he had been picked out by Cooper.
Hipployte continued to be a threat to Caley Jags, seeing a low effort cleared off the line by Coll Donaldson, while at the other end Iain Vigurs saw a shot from the edge of the box beaten away by Thomson.
Inverness continued to attack at the start of the second-half, with Thomson doing well to turn Cooper’s header over the bar.
The hosts were not to be denied on 57 minutes however, with Bell lashing home from 10 yards after Baird had helped David Raven’s delivery on to him.
Bell tried his luck in search of a second goal shortly afterwards, with Thomson equal to his long-range attempt, however Inverness held on.