Yesterday Ross County F.C. lost, 2-1, to St. Johnstone, which was probably what they deserved, they just weren’t good enough on the day. Still, this was disappointing in that the Saints are one of the clubs in the bottom half of the table that County needs to make up ground on. Luckily for those of us living and dying with each County match this season there was, in fact, a little bit of solace provided by the other matches of the day.
First off, St. Mirren- the club just above County in the table- lost to Hamilton Academical, 3-0. Not only does this mean that St. Mirren and Ross County remain tied on points, but by losing by three goals to County’s one, County inched to within three goals in the “differential” column.
Second, the next club up, 10th place Motherwell, also lost, 3-1 to Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C.. This means that Motherwell remain only two points ahead of County and St. Mirren and that County picked up a goal on the Steelmen as well. With Partick Thistle now a full five points ahead of Motherwell it looks like County, St. Mirren, and Motherwell will be the three clubs fighting it out for the one safe spot for the rest of the season.
Also, did I mention that the January transfer window opens in only five weeks? County will be just fine after that- I promise.