LEGEND LIVES ON; CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Caley Thistle Player Manager Craig Brewster Enhanced His Cult Hero Status in the Highlands Yesterday IN A HURRY: Frail Throws the Ball Back into Play

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CRAIG BREWSTER enhanced his iconic status in the Highlands by steppingfrom the bench to score a dramatic last-minute winner which gave Invernesstheir first success of the season.

The veteran player-manager, who was making his home debut in his second spellat the Inverness helm, thrust himself into the firing line to break Hearts witha magical volleyed strike at the Caledonian Stadium.

An own goal from Ian Black had put Hearts into a deserved first-half lead butthe home side fought back through former Hearts striker Dennis Wyness, beforeBrewster picked his moment perfectly.

'Can you write the script any better? I don't know if it was the best goal ofmy career but it was certainly a most important one,' Brewster admittedmodestly.

'It was a difficult ball for Alan Morgan to control with his chest,then hepinged in a great cross and it hit off me.I'm just delighted to win and itdoesn't matter to me who scores.

'I didn't come on earlier as I thought we were in the ascendancy against aquality Hearts side and I have good players in the squad. After losing an owngoal, I thought ''here we go again''. But we fought back to get into the lead.

'However, it was a major turning point when Laryea Kingston's free-kick hit thepost. Sometimes you get the breaks and we did.

'But I believe we deserved this long-awaited win and it will get us off andrunning. Hopefully, this will be the first of many.' The enigma that is Heartswas clear to see again yesterday. …