Caley Thistle midfielder Tom Walsh hopes the 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle can kick start a run of more victories after the Highlanders finally ended their seven-match sequence of draws.
Walsh’s stunning second half strike proved the difference at Firhill, with the result moving Inverness back into the play-off places and within eight points of Championship leaders Ayr United.
Although John Robertson’s men are now 24 league matches unbeaten, Walsh was pleased the end the mounting frustration at failing to record a victory since their last encounter with Thistle on September 15.
Walsh said: “It’s a massive win. We had to stop this draw run we were on. It’s three points in the right direction.
“It’s a massive run to go unbeaten but, within the changing room, we were frustrated as we wanted to turn them into victories.
“It’s a great habit to not be getting beaten. We want to keep that run going but turn more of them into three points. We will enjoy this and then go again down at Palmerston which is a difficult place again next week.”
Walsh was delighted with his strike but also singled out goalkeeper Mark Ridgers for praise, with his penalty save from Blair Spittal just four minutes later securing the three points.
Walsh added: “Mark has been outstanding this season. I was confident he was going to save it just because of how he has been playing. It was unfortunate for Blair Spittal but Mark has been on top form and it was a great save from him.
“I spent most of the game in the wider positions but just managed to find myself in the central area and thought rather than take it down the line I would take it inside and have a pop.
“Thankfully it went in – it was a great feeling.”