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Inverness heap more misery on St Johnstone

Inverness Caledonian Thistle heaped even more misery on St Johnstone last night with a 3-0 win at McDiarmid Park.

Caley sewed up seventh place on the Scottish Premier League table thanks to goals from Chris Innes (36th minute), Aaron Doran (57th) and Richie Foran (70th) as the Saints' goal drought extended to six matches.

Manager Derek McInnes said it was a disappointing result for the club, especially after the way they started.

"I'm disappointed with the overall result and disappointed with one or two performances," he said.

"We started the game exactly as we wanted, on the front foot and very positive in terms of attempts on goal. There was some good defending from Inverness, we were a bit unfortunate not to get ourselves in front.

"The run we are on in terms of goalscoring, if we get one of those it gives us a jolt in confidence.

"Unfortunately the opposite happens and they get a scrappy goal and it gives Inverness a lift. They have players who can hurt you when the game is stretched and the defending at the second and third goals wasn't good enough."

St Johnstone now sit ninth on the table after a winless streak of 11 games whilst Terry Butcher's Inverness recorded their first win in four.

In last night's other SPL match, Aberdeen scored with just over 15 minutes remaining to hold Hamilton Academical to a 1-1 draw at New Douglas Park.

Doug Imrie's 64th minute opener was canceled out by Nick Blackman's 74th minute strike to keep the Accies at the foot of the table and they now look destined to go down whilst the Dons remain 10th.

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