Caley Thistle revived their Betfred Cup group campaign with a 4-1 victory over Raith Rovers at Caledonian Stadium.
Goals from Jordan White, Coll Donaldson, Aaron Doran and Nikolay Todorov saw the Highlanders stroll to a comfortable victory, after Rovers had briefly equalised through Lewis Allan.
The result gets Caley Jags’ cup campaign back up and running in Group D, after they took just a point from Tuesday’s match against Peterhead at Balmoor.
Inverness made two changes from the side which took just a point from Tuesday’s tie, with James Vincent and Aaron Doran drafted in to replace Mitch Curry and the injured Brad Mckay.
Caley Jags made the perfect start, taking the lead just six minutes into the match, with White rising to nod James Keatings’ corner into the net from close-range.
Inverness continued to threaten from set-pieces, with White nodding wide from another Keatings delivery.
Raith threatened as the first half wore on, with Grant Anderson’s header deflected over the bar by Carl Tremarco, while Kyle Benedictus nodded wide from the resulting corner.
The visitors pulled level just four minutes into the second half however, with Kieran MacDonald squaring the ball for former Hibernian attacker Allan to drill low past Mark Ridgers from 10 yards.
Raith missed a fine chance to take the lead from a corner, with defender Fernandy Mendy failing to connect with Ross Matthews’ delivery.
Caley Thistle struck back though, and netted two goals in the space of three minutes to reconsolidate their advantage. Inverness regained their lead on 56 minutes from another corner, with Tom Walsh crossing for Donaldson to steer home a header at the near post.
Inverness established a two-goal cushion just moments later with Walsh once again the supplier, sending in a low cross from the right flank which was thumped home by Doran.
The Highlanders could have added a fourth goal on 78 minutes, with an excellent run by Walsh resulting in a shot from the edge of the box which was well tipped over by on-loan Ross County goalkeeper Ross Munro.
Todorov got on the end of Walsh’s delivery in stoppage time to round off the scoring however, on a comfortable afternoon for the hosts.