Inverness Caledonian Thistle relegated to Scottish Championship
Last Updated: 22/05/17 10:13am
Inverness Caledonian Thistle have been relegated from the Scottish Premiership just two years after winning the Scottish Cup.
Richie Foran's side won their game on Saturday, beating Motherwell 3-2, but Hamilton's 4-0 victory at home to Dundee means they finish 11th in the Premiership and go into the play-off final against Championship side Dundee United.
Inverness finish bottom of the division and will certainly be playing Championship football next season.
Their goals came in a frantic four-minute period, with Greg Tansey and an Alex Fisher brace giving the Highlanders a comfortable advantage before James McFadden pulled one back for the visitors and Ryan Bowman netted a stoppage-time penalty.
Inverness held on to win but many difficult decisions will need to be made this summer, such as what happens with manager Foran and the playing staff as well as potential changes in the boardroom.
Given they had reduced a seven-point deficit a fortnight ago to just one before kick-off, many had believed a great escape was possible after Caley looked doomed for so long.
A miserable day in the Highland capital failed to put off a bumper home crowd, who ignored the downpour in Inverness to give their team a rousing backing.
But the entertaining victory proved to be too little, too late for Foran's side.
In Saturday's other match, Ross County won 2-1 at Kilmarnock to ensure they finish above Killie in the table.