St Mirren edge out County

Goals from Kenny McLean and Conor Newton gave St Mirren a deserved 2-1 victory over nine-man Ross County in a re-arranged game in Paisley.

Last Updated: 17/11/13 at 21:56 Post Comment

Kenny McLean: Scored St Mirren's opener against Ross County

Kenny McLean: Scored St Mirren's opener against Ross County

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

McLean drove in a low drive 10 minutes before half-time to give the home side a deserved lead, which they doubled soon after the break through Newton's calm finish.

Ross County pulled a goal back when Steven Saunders' overhead kick found the net with just over 20 minutes to play.

But their hopes of getting back into the game were severely undermined when they suffered two sendings off in the space of five minutes.

Ivan Sproule was shown a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Marc McAusland before Saunders received a second yellow card for a lunging tackle on the edge of his own box.

St Mirren's numerical advantage enabled them to close the game out and earn what they will feel to be a just result after the original match was abandoned in the second half with Saints leading 2-0.

Even with both sides containing 11 men, Danny Lennon's side had largely dominated the game.

Steven Thompson, Darren McGregor and McLean had all gone close before the latter finally broke the deadlock with a low shot from 18 yards following Paul McGowan's neat lay-off.

Newton looked to have sealed the points when he swept home from the edge of the box after Thompson had shown good strength and awareness in the box to hold the ball up before finding the scorer.

However, County got themselves back into the game in spectacular fashion when Saunders showed superb skill and athleticism to flick the ball up and volley home inside the box following a corner.

Saunders went from hero to villain, though, as he joined Sproule on the sidelines during a spell of indiscipline that completely undermined their attempts to get a point.

The away side left the field aggrieved as the referee denied them what they felt to be a certain penalty for handball against Goodwin.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 16 May 2015
15:00
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Inverness 3-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 1-4 Kilmarnock  
Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton  
St Mirren 2-1 Motherwell  
Friday, 15 May 2015
19:45
St J'stone 0-0 Celtic  
Sunday, 10 May 2015
14:30
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic Report
Saturday, 09 May 2015
15:00
Dundee 0-1 Inverness  
Hamilton 1-1 Partick  
Ross Co 1-2 St Mirren  

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company