Remember, we’re thinking positive at all times during Ross County’s inaugural Scottish Premier League season, so there’s no time to focus on the 3 points that were lost yesterday as a result of the 4-5 result away to St. Mirren F.C.. But, before we get to those positives, let’s take a look at the scoring yesterday to give us a better idea of the type of match it was:
11: Vigurs (RCFC)
39: Thompson (STMFC)
45: Munro (RCFC)
54: Guy (STMFC) PK
59: Parkin (STMFC)
64: McLean (SMFC)
79: Quinn (RCFC)
80: Quinn (RCFC)
89: Thompson (RCFC)
A bit of a roller coaster, no? The turning point of the match was clearly the penalty kick converted by St. Mirren to draw the match level at 2-2 in the 54th minute. Here’s a link to the match highlights, see if you can spot the foul that resulted in the penalty kick…I’ll wait. Is it me, or is the only foul visible actually committed against a Ross County defender?
Still, even after falling behind 4-2 in the aftermath of the penalty kick, County nearly saved a point through the efforts of substitute Rocco Quinn. Quinn scored his well taken brace so quickly that it’s a wonder if he had time to stop celebrating the first goal before scoring the second! Unfortunately a goal from St. Mirren’s Steven Thompson undid all of his good work in the 89th minute.
Thankfully, Highland Derby rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. cooperated and put up a 4-spot against a struggling Dundee F.C. meaning that they have already fallen four points clear at the bottom of the table behind County, Caley, and their derby rivals, Dundee United.
It kind of makes this all the more important…