Inverness progressed to the play-off final by narrowly beating Arbroath 5-3 on penalties after the match ended scoreless. Arbroath nearly grabbed a late winner Colin Hamilton sent a header against the crossbar.
Caley controversially ended the match with nine men after Danny Devine and Wallace Duffy were sent off. The close fight ended in a penalty shootout and after Arbroath veteran Bobby Linn had his kick saved by Mark Ridgers, Kirk Broadfoot headed home as Caley Thistle progressed to face the Saints .
The Saints ended their league campaign with a disappointing 4-0 loss to Hibs at Easter Road. The hosts took the lead just before half-time despite a solid first half from Saints. Paul McGinn managed to get on the end of Elias Melkersen’s cross, hooking the ball over his shoulder past Elliott Parish.
James Scott scored a second-half hat-trick to ensure the points stayed in the capital. The striker scored his first goal 3 minutes into the second half as he unknowingly found himself on the end of a cross from McGinn. Scott’s second goal came in the 61st minute as he converted a Joe Newell cross before the man on loan at Hull City completed his hat-trick 2 minutes from time as he headed home.
Preview of Melker Hallberg
“Everyone is feeling confident, we trained really well last week so all the guys are ready for Friday”
“We feel the pressure, but that comes with work. We are confident that we can ride and play however we want.
“They are a good team and it will be a tough game, but we know we have what it takes to get a good result to bring back to Perth.”
To watch Melker’s full press conference CLICK HERE
Tickets for our first leg of the play-offs are available for purchase now
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v St Johnstone
cinch Premiership Play-Off Final 1st Leg
Friday, May 20, 2022
7:45 p.m. kick-off
Under 16 £5
Under 12 £0 (if accompanied)
Disabled carer £0
Tickets for children under 12 are not available online, but ticketing staff will be happy to assist you. The stadium is currently open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by phone on 01463 222880 during office hours.
Please note that proof of eligibility for all concessions will be required
PURCHASE TICKETS IN SOUTH STAND ONLY (OUTSIDE FANS)
Tickets are currently available in Sections G, H and J of the South Stand for St Johnstone fans
Other sections will start to open based on ticket demand
Tickets for next Friday’s crucial first leg are now on sale HERE
The supporter buses are now full!
How to watch
If you are unable to participate in the play-offs but have a SaintsTV subscription, BOTH matches will be available to our international subscribers.
UK and Ireland subscribers can listen with audio only!