The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Highlight of game was caramel wafer
Before Saturday, the last time these two clubs had met was one of the most memorable and historic games in Caley Thistle’s history.
It was a game I’ll never forget when a Steve Hislop goal gave us a win at Broadwood which brought Inverness to the brink of promotion in 2004. However, if I tell you perhaps the most memorable thing about
Saturday’s game was being handed a caramel wafer at the turnstiles, courtesy of the tournament’s sponsor, you will realise little happened afterwards to get me excited.
This truly was a poor game. It would have been hard for a stranger watching to know which was the Championship team and which was the League One side. There was very little to choose between the two sides and I imagine Clyde must have headed back down the A9 feeling disappointed at losing the game.
They could argue they had the better chances in the game and were denied by a tremendous Mark Ridgers save late in the game. I was impressed by them but perhaps their one mistake was to be happy to settle for penalties when they looked as likely to win the game as Inverness.
With Inverness forced to make changes as a result of illness, the players chosen never quite gelled all afternoon but thankfully we prevailed in the shootout.
Who we will be playing in the semi-finals remains to be seen but I’m hoping for more caramel wafers.