Caley Thistle struck late to secure a 2-2 draw against Morton at Cappielow which leaves them on the brink of a promotion play-off place.
Inverness had taken the lead through Anthony McDonald’s superb first half effort, however the hosts turned the game on its head before the interval thanks to goals from Reece Lyon and Greg Kiltie.
With Inverness looking destined for defeat, substitute Darren McCauley netted two minutes from time to move John Robertson’s men nine points of fifth-placed Dunfermline with three matches remaining.
Caley Jags made three changes from the side which went down 3-0 in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi final against Hearts at Hampden Park. Two were enforced, with goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and skipper Carl Tremarco dropping out, while Tom Walsh was left on the bench. Cammy Mackay deputised between the sticks, with Kevin McHattie and McDonald also drafted in.
Morton had been dragged deeper into relegation trouble by the recent form of Alloa Athletic, and they began on the front foot against the Highlanders, with Greg Kiltie and Gary Oliver forcing impressive early saves from deputising goalkeeper Mackay.
Inverness took the lead in spectacular fashion on 19 minutes however, with McDonald picking up the ball on the right flank before cutting inside and clipping a strike in off the post to record his first goal since joining the Highlanders on loan from Hearts in January.
The lead lasted only eight minutes however, with Morton restoring parity through Lyon who drilled home a powerful drive from distance after Reghan Tumilty’s cross had only been partially cleared.
Morton were awarded a spot kick three minutes before the interval when Joe Chalmers was adjudged to have fouled Gregor Buchanan at a corner, with Kiltie stepping up to lash home the spot kick.
Morton spurned an excellent opportunity to make it three shortly after the interval when he rounded Mackay before chipping an effort goalwards, only to be denied by Shaun Rooney’s goalline clearance.
Inverness spurned a glorious chance to level when Jordan White nodded over when picked out unmarked from Chalmers’ corner, however McCauley came up with the decisive moment two minutes from time when he got on the end of Polworth’s cross to secure a vital point.