All but ended
Sean Welsh was the mystery injured player this week with Dan Mackay starting.
Inverness' play-off hopes all but ended at Ochilview after we surrendered a half time advantage once more at the same venue. Both sides had gone close early on before Daniel Mackay drilled home a tremendous low strike from around twenty-five yards after the ball broke back to him off Billy Mckay on the edge of the box. Twenty minutes after the interval the Spiders pressure saw them level when Grant Savoury headed home unchallenged. They went in front some five minutes later when Stephen Eze headed into the top corner, once more unchallenged. Substitute Roddy MacGregor limped off to be replaced by the even lesser spotted Ben Woods. Both sides created opportunities as the game entered the final phase and Duffy and Samuels went close to an equaliser deep into time added on but it was Queens that took a massive step towards the Premiership as we took a massive step back into the Championship pack. Good luck to them.
If it's any consolation, Falkirk, our semi-final opponents lost 1-0 at Queen of the South today.
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From BBC Sport
Queen's Park manager Owen Coyle: "We didn't perform to the level we're capable of first half, but second half we certainly stepped it up. "It's a young group and a lot of them haven't been round about where we are, so there was an edginess to them but at half-time I asked them to relax and get back to what we're known for."
Inverness CT manager Billy Dodds: "We didn't set about the second half the way we should. If we had just kept it simple and neat and tidy, I think we would've got them. "We were denied a penalty when Billy Mckay felt he got a shove in the back. But we handed Queen's Park the game."
Massively disappointing result for the Caley Jags after the euphoria of the Scottish Cup exploits. Queens can rest easy knowing we have been unable to beat them in five attempts this season, a fact that has not gone unnoticed amongst the Caley Jags fanbase.
Anyway, our secretary is better than theirs......
Our remaining Championship fixtures. I'm afraid it will take a miracle to make the play-offs.
24th Mar 19:45 - PARTICK THISTLE (H)
01st April 15:00 - MORTON (A)
08th April 15:00 - RAITH ROVERS (H)
11th April 19:45 - ARBROATH (H)
15th April 15:00 - COVE RANGERS (A)
18th April 19:45 - HAMILTON (A)
22nd April15:00 - DUNDEE (H)
05th May 19:45 - AYR UNITED (H)