Two teams that by now are pretty familiar with each other clashed yet again on Saturday.
Four league games and two cup clashes this season mean there can’t be much they don’t know about each other. The season has been a bit of a struggle for the Wasps but they have never made life easy for Inverness.
That didn’t change at the weekend as a disappointing Inverness could have few complaints at their 2-0 defeat. The only bright spot for the Highlanders was that all of the other teams chasing a play-off spot didn’t win either. Caley Thistle’s poorest performances this season have come against teams at the bottom of the league, particularly Alloa and Partick Thistle.
That has really hurt Inverness and if it perplexes me then it must be a real struggle for the club’s players and management. The next two home games are against struggling Partick and Queen of the South, and Caley Thistle will need to play well to win them.
In the first half, Caley Thistle probably looked the better team but poor defending and an inability to create chances cost them.
At the break I felt they were still in the game, particularly if they got an early goal. Such optimism is unusual for me and it was misplaced as Alloa controlled the second half.
Overall, the better team won and Alloa are showing real determination to stay in the Championship for another season.