Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-2 St Johnstone: St Johnstone let two-goal lead slip in Scottish Premiership play-off first leg | Football News


Reece McAlear hit a late double as Inverness recovered from a horrendous start
to draw 2-2 with St Johnstone in the first leg of the cinch Premiership play-off

Saints completely dominated the first hour in the Highlands and looked set to take a commanding lead back to Perth.

Former Caley Thistle defender Shaun Rooney, who headed Scottish Cup and League Cup winners at Hampden last season, scored in his third consecutive final.

Melker Hallberg scored from close range to put Saints two ahead inside 24 minutes and the visitors could have had more.

But Billy Dodds’ tactical changes gradually had an impact and McAlear scored with his team’s first shot on target in the 73rd minute.

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