Caley Thistle goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams reckoned Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Kilmarnock was played in the worst playing conditions he has endured but claimed his side deserved to take something from the game.
Craig Slater’s stunning volley earned Killie a first home win in three months and ended Caley Thistle’s six-game unbeaten run.
Greg Kiltie had opened the scoring for the hosts before Ross Draper bagged a rare goal to draw Inverness level.
The game was stopped midway through each half to allow the lines to be swept clear on Rugby Park’s artificial pitch.
Welshman Fon Williams joined his side’s attack in the closing moments, coming up for a corner kick deep in added time as his side chased a share of the spoils, but was unable to net a late equaliser.
The goalkeeper said: “A draw would have been a fair result and we know both their goals could have been avoided.
“The staff at Kilmarnock did very well to get the game played. I don’t think I have played in conditions as bad as that before.
“They had to stop the game a couple of times to clear the lines or else the game would have had to be abandoned. It certainly wasn’t like any other game.
“The snow was hanging on to the ball and sometimes it was tough to get my bearings because the lines weren’t visible.
“I hate it when a game gets called off, there really is nothing worse, so full credit to the groundstaff for getting the match played.”
Caley Thistle now turn attentions to tomorrow night’s Scottish Cup replay against Stirling Albion in Inverness.
Fon Williams is glad of the early opportunity to make amends after the below-par display in Kilmarnock.
He added: “There is no point dwelling on anything. The match against Kilmarnock was a crazy day because of the weather. We will look over the match because we want to eliminate certain things from happening again but we have the cup game to focus on now. We want to get the job done but we are expecting a difficult game, it won’t be easy at all.”
Manager John Hughes was far from impressed by his side’s defending and said: “The second goal was a wonderful finish but we had two chances to clear the ball. I like to see good football and if a good goal is scored against my side I’ll stand up and applaud it. But we can’t keep shooting ourselves in the foot.
“These goals we’re conceding are certainly avoidable. To come away from home and concede two goals and expect to win, it’s probably not going to happen.”