Football - Butcher relieved to progress

Inverness boss Terry Butcher was a relieved man as his side edged past Ross County in their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round replay on a sub-zero night at the Caledonian Stadium.


Billy McKay opened the scoring for Caley Thistle from the penalty spot after nine minutes, but a sublime effort by Iain Vigurs levelled matters four minutes before the interval.

But Inverness booked a fifth-round tie away to Kilmarnock when McKay took his tally for the season to 13 goals by curling home an excellent winner in the 54th minute.

Butcher said: "It was a great game to win. I'm just delighted we're through. Ross County put us under a lot of pressure and we certainly didn't get an easy time of it.

"However, it was a great bit of quality by Billy McKay. It was a goal worthy of winning any game."

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