Match ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle missed the chance to make up ground on Scottish Championship leaders Dundee United with a sobering 1-0 defeat to Arbroath.
A day on from a Tayside derby draw, the Gayfield club recorded their first ever win in Inverness.
Luke Donnelly grabbed the winning goal with the hosts then having a Miles Storey leveller ruled out.
John Robertson's side remain 14 points behind United in second, with Arbroath staying seventh.
After a goalless opening half with the hosts looking the more likely to score through David Carson and Jordan White, neither managed to find the target.
But Donnelly wasted no time after the break, the forward firing home a Bobby Linn ball to put them ahead on 47 minutes.
Frustration mounted for the Highlanders, who have only lost twice at home this season in the league, especially after Storey's strike failed to count.
Inverness CT manager, John Robertson: "We were horrendous, quite as simple and straightforward as that. From the first whistle we looked lacklustre, didn't have any energy, any zip, didn't move the ball about. It looked like the players thought it's only little old Arbroath - little old Arbroath showed exactly what it takes to be a professional football team."
Arbroath manager, Dick Campbell said: "Anybody watching the game today would respect what we're about and it wasn't an undeserved result for me. To come up here and score a great goal like we did is fantastic - and I didn't see my keeper having having a lot to do. I couldn't be happier with points, I'm that soft and might give them Tuesday off now."
- 10Doran CoganSubstituted forCurryat 64'minutes
- 7KeatingsSubstituted forMacGregorat 64'minutes
- 9WhiteSubstituted forTodorovat 70'minutes
- 3HamiltonBooked at 20mins
- 22VirtanenBooked at 76mins
- 7GoldSubstituted forMurphyat 83'minutes
- 11LinnSubstituted forKaderat 73'minutes
- 15DonnellySubstituted forSpenceat 77'minutes
- Graham Beaton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Inverness CT 0, Arbroath 1.
Attempt missed. Roddy MacGregor (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).
Charlie Trafford (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Greig Spence (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).
Foul by Scott Stewart (Arbroath).
Kevin McHattie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Ridgers.
Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Coll Donaldson.
Substitution, Arbroath. James Murphy replaces David Gold.
Attempt saved. David Gold (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Arbroath. Greig Spence replaces Luke Donnelly.
Foul by Nikolay Todorov (Inverness CT).
(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Kevin McHattie (Inverness CT) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.