We were one down at the break and there could be little complaint. ICT looked impressive for much of the half and were able to make progress towards our goal with several fast, one touch passing moves.
There was an early scare when Fox took advantage of slack defence to close in on goal. Smith was alert and blocked his attempt. ICT settled into a rhythm and looked the better team for the next half hour. We had a couple of half chances but the home team seemed more likely to score. They had hit the woodwork a couple of times before Brewster got the opener in twenty four minutes.
O’Donnell almost levelled with a toe poke before we started to impose ourselves on proceedings in the closing minutes of the half. McDonald shot wide when he had good chance after outpacing the Inverness defence but better was to follow. He had an excellent goal bound shot parried by Brown and the keeper then produced another fine save do deny Foran from twelve yards.
Terry clearly got the message home at the break and it was a different ‘Well team which took to the field. Foran burst though the middle, shrugging off two defenders on the way. He had only the keeper to beat but his attempt was wide of the mark.
Although ICT had less of the play and threatened less, we still made few goal scoring chances until the hour mark was passed. Brian McLean had just replaced Paul Quinn when we made the breakthrough. McDonald tussled with Toakley for a high ball, the wee man came out the better and he rifled home a low shot from the right side of the box.
The winner came three minutes later when Kinniburgh towered in at the back post to head home. Our tails were up and their heads went down. We had a few more golden chances but did not increase the lead. With ten minutes remaining Paterson got on the end of a fine cross to rattle the underside of the bar. Five to go and Paterson (on for Foran) sent in a peach of a cross to McDonald who was unmarked on the six yard line.
The second half performance reversed a poorish first half effort and we deserved the three points in the end.
Onward and upward!