Inveness WIn But Are Not Happy With Performance
Inverness were winners but could not play how they wanted. Terry Butcher's side justly picked up the three points in their home game against Hibs last night. However, his Inverness players were not entirely overjoyed with how they achieved the result. Goals in each half from Richie Foran and a spectacular effort by Nick Ross secured what in the end was a comfortable win for the hosts. The wonder strike from teenage sensation Ross sealed the win. The volley from the edge of the area, which must be 'a goal of the season' contender, bounced in off the underside of the crossbar after 51 minutes. Richie Foran had opened the scoring in the 40th minute when his angled header from six yards went in off the post, striker Adam Rooney making sure it was over the line with a finishing touch. Despite the result, Caley Thistle were never able to produce a free-flowing performance to make the players happy, according to Butcher. He said: "It was a difficult match in some respects because the surface was not conducive to free-flowing, passing football. It was more of a gritty performance from ourselves and the players didn't enjoy it very much, but it's another victory and you have got to be happy with that. Nick Ross was making his 50th appearance for the club, we've reached 50 league goals for the season and we're on 50 points, so it seems to have been a lucky number for us." Hibs manager Colin Calderwood was left to rue what might have been for his side had they taken the lead before the break. He said: "It's disappointing that we didn't open the scoring. In the first half, we showed our superiority and the half-time score was perhaps a bit harsh on us. However, the second Caley Thistle goal was a terrific goal and certainly worthy of winning any game. That made it 2-0 and in the end we needed something to bounce in our favour, but that never quite happened."
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