Ross County 0 - 3 Inverness CT

Match info: Scottish Premier at Victoria Park, Dingwall

Date: 25/02/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: Att: 4,805

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Ross Co



Billy McKay 40
Marley Watkins 78
David Raven 8

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: February 25 2014, 22:58 GMT

Inverness manager John Hughes felt the conditions at the Global Energy Stadium on Tuesday night suited his side as they claimed a 3-0 Highland derby victory against Ross County.

Celebrations for Inverness
Celebrations for Inverness

Goals from David Raven, Billy McKay and Marley Watkins sealed a comprehensive win for Caley and Hughes felt the wet surface of the pitch aided the visitors' passing game.

He said: "Sometimes it's easier playing away from home - when we arrived and walked onto the pitch and there was a drizzle on the surface I could see the boys rubbing their hands.

"To score three goals away from home was different class.

"If we were a bit more ruthless and a little bit more slick with the final pass we could have got another one or two goals.

"But it was a good team performance. I'm delighted for the boys "

Next up for Inverness is Celtic, who were beaten 2-1 by Aberdeen on Tuesday night, and Hughes is wary of coming up against a wounded animal.

"You don't want to get Celtic when they are coming off a defeat, very rarely do they go back-to-back defeats," he said.

"It's going to be a real tough match but we don't get carried away we'll just get back to work and get on with it."

County boss Derek Adams admitted his side were distinctly second best on the night.

He said: "Take nothing away from Inverness I thought they were excellent tonight.

"We've lost three bad goals, we haven't really been able to get ourselves back in the game after losing that early goal.

"Inverness were stronger and capitalised on our mistakes. Offensively we didn't do enough following on from Saturday.

"We didn't do enough in the game to win the game, Inverness were strong and powerful. We've probably got a younger side than they have, we've got less experience in derby matches and that showed tonight.

"But take nothing away from Inverness, they deserved to win the match - they won it convincingly in the end."

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