Oct 27, 2015 at 7.05pm UK at ​Caledonian Stadium
InvernessInverness Caledonian Thistle
1-2
Ross County
Tansey (78')
Vigurs (32'), Raven (74')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Irvine (41'), Gardyne (48')
Woods (57'), Davies (81')

Result: Ross County battle past Inverness Caledonian Thistle to reach last four

Result: Ross County book semi-final spot
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Ross County claim a 2-1 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle to reach the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

Goals either side of half time have given Ross County a 2-1 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the quarter-final of the Scottish League Cup.

It could have been a very different story had Inverness capitalised on an early opportunity when Liam Polworth released Miles Storey, but his low effort was kept out by the leg of County goalkeeper Gary Woods.

The visitors improved as the first half progressed and almost broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion when Martin Woods rattled the crossbar from 30 yards out.

Poor marking gifted County their opening goal as Jackson Irvine took advantage of space in the box to power a header home from a corner.

Inverness struggled to produce a response after the break and County's lead was doubled thanks to Michael Gardyne, who cut inside to beat Owain Fon Williams with a curling effort.

Fon Williams was then forced into action with a fingertip save to keep out a powerful strike from Craig Curran.

After remaining on the back foot for long spells, Inverness finally threatened to get back in the game when Ryan Christie's clever flick came back off the inside of the post.

A lifeline remained with just over 10 minutes left in the match as Greg Tansey unleashed a swerving strike which somehow drifted past Woods as the hosts set up a dramatic finish.

However, the County defence reacted well to keep it tight in the closing stages as the travelling supporters celebrated a semi-final spot being secured.

This picture shows a general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Scottish League Cup match between Rangers and Inverness in Glasgow on September 16, 2014
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