No Highland Harmony
Penalties have decided the last two meetings between Inverness and Ross County
Two penalty incidents in two Highland derbies had the respective managers of Ross County and Inverness with differences of opinions. Inverness held out to win yesterday's game 2-1 thanks to Billy McKay scoring his 24th goal of the season, from the spot after Charlie Taylor fell in the box under a challenge from Mihael Kovacevic. Thistle moved back above County into third place in the SPL, but Dingwall club manager Derek Adams was fuming with the major decision that went against the visitors on the hour. He said: "It's not a penalty. Mihael Kovacevic won the ball and it's another big decision that has gone against us. Twice in the Scottish Cup match earlier in the season Inverness scored two offside goals. If I was Inverness I wouldn't be happy with the manner of that win. They have won 2-1 and they are jumping around with guys flinging their arms in the air, which is great, but it's another major decision that's not gone our way."Inverness counterpart Terry Butcher felt his side had taken a giant stride to securing a top-six finish with the result. While it was Adams turn to be left frustrated, Butcher pointed to a penalty incident in the previous Highland derby two weeks ago He said: "We felt we should have had a penalty at Victoria Park, so maybe justice has evened itself out. Derek Adams didn't think it was a penalty, but I think the one two weeks ago was. I'm very pleased with the players. We're not quite there yet in terms of top six, but we're just about there, so I'm delighted."
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