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Highlight of game was caramel wafer

- BY DAVID SUTHER­LAND Sports · Video Games · Gaming · Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. · Inverness · Championship · League One

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.

 ??  ?? Steve His­lop: Goal hero for Ca­ley Jags in 2004
Steve His­lop: Goal hero for Ca­ley Jags in 2004
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