Caley Thistle started what looks like a very busy programme of fixtures in the month of March last night when Morton headed north to Inverness.
Before the game started the gap between first and second in the Championship was greater than the gap between second and tenth.
That’s unusual and, while I think that Dundee United cannot be caught, everything else is still to play for. It looks like Partick, Alloa and Queen of the South will fight it out at the bottom, leaving six teams challenging for the three play-off spots.
So every game in this league could well have great meaning between now and the end of the season. Both teams last night went into the game with the play-offs very much in mind and I didn’t think there would be much between them. A close game seemed likely.
Caley Thistle were hampered by missing Brad McKay through suspension and James Vincent through injury, while James Keatings could only make the bench.
From the stands we had the bizarre sight, after the recent weather, of the ground being watered before kick-off and half-time.
It was the home team that shaded the first-half and they went in a goal ahead after Jordan White got his head on to a Tom Walsh cross. It was a fine goal, but Inverness couldn’t get a second before the break. If they had it would have flattered them.
The second half saw more in the way of goals and more in the way of frustration for Inverness. They lost the lead, regained it, before quickly losing it again. They struggled to create chances and will be a little disappointed with the way they defended for Morton’s goals.
Other than the two goals Morton created little and their play was very cynical.
And just when it looked like it would end all-square up popped Nikolay Todorov to net the winner. By no means a vintage performance from Inverness but they were the one team trying to win the game.