Scottish Cup: Duncan Shearer hails Inverness' half-time response against Morton
Duncan Shearer conceded that a blast of the half-time hairdryer helped Inverness see off Morton 4-0.
Last Updated: 30/11/13 7:36pm
Inverness led 1-0 at the interval courtesy of a Nick Ross penalty in the 45th
minute, but they required a late goal-rush to make matters safe.
A power cut plunged the stadium into darkness during the interval, but it was the hosts who found their focus when order was restored.
Shearer said: "I was delighted with the second half. It was the first time that I gave them a wee bit of a roasting at half-time.
"We got the break just on half-time with the penalty to go 1-0 up so that settled us down a wee bit.
"I was a bit concerned with the amount of time during the interval before the lights came back on, but we started really well in the second half.
"I think they were more annoyed with themselves as I didn't have to do too much.
"They were annoyed they hadn't reached the standards they are used to because they are very demanding of each other, so I felt we had a really good second half."
Interim Morton boss David Hopkin said: "I thought in the first 45 minutes we matched Caley Thistle. We had a gameplan and it was going well.
"That was until the referee gave a penalty right on half-time, while the delay
has put us on the back foot.
"I just think there are a lot of positives we can take out the game. I don't
think the result reflected the game at all."