St Mirren edge past Inverness

St Mirren continued an excellent week with a 2-1 home victory over Inverness in the Scottish Premier League on Wednesday night.

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Danny Lennon's side reached the final of the Scottish Communities League Cup with a 3-2 victory over Celtic on Sunday and Steven Thompson's late header earned the Buddies their second win in four days.

Esmael Goncalves latched on to Paul McGowan's through-ball to net on his home debut and open the scoring midway through the first half.

That was then cancelled out on the stroke of half-time when Billy McKay netted his 20th league goal from the penalty spot after Conor Newton felled Richie Foran inside the box.

Inverness enjoyed the majority of the possession in the second half, however they were punished with nine minutes remaining when Thompson beat Antonio Reguero after connecting with Gary Teale's pinpoint cross.

McGowan cleverly chipped the ball through to Goncalves and he composed himself before slotting the ball beyond Reguero for Saints' opener on 26 minutes.

The confidence was flowing through the home side and Reguero was relieved to see Daniel Devine clear after he had failed to deal with Teale's low cross.

The home supporters roared for a penalty when Graeme Shinnie appeared to fell Goncalves inside the area, however referee Alan Muir quickly waved play-on.

Inverness had a penalty shout of their own with two minutes remaining in the first half as Foran toppled under the attention of Newton and this time Muir pointed at the spot.

McKay stepped up to take the kick and sent Samson the wrong way to level the scores.

The first chance of the second half fell to the visitors and Andrew Shinnie's shot clipped the top of Goodwin's head before looping over the bar.

It was Caley who continued to look the more likely to grab the next goal and Foran passed up a good opportunity when he shot straight at Samson following McKay's cut-back.

Carey floated a shot just wide of the target as St Mirren created a rare second-half opportunity and they were to go one better just a minute later. Teale swung over an inch-perfect cross and Thompson's header sneaked into the net after hitting the inside of the post.

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