St Mirren 2
Ross County 2
League (Premiership)

St Mirren 

2 - 2

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
St Mirren Park, Paisley. Att. 3,459
3:00 PM Kick-off

Adam Drury (44)
Jeroen Tesselaar (60)
Paul Quinn (11)
Graham Carey (58)

Team Managers
Tommy Craig Jim McIntyre

Starting Eleven
Marian Kello
Jason Naismith
Sean Kelly
Jeroen Tesselaar
Marc McAusland
Kenny McLean
Jim Goodwin
John McGinn
Adam Drury
Callum Ball
Thomas Reilly
Mark Brown .21
Lewis Toshney
Darren Barr .13
Scott Boyd .5
Paul Quinn .43
Filip Kiss .10
Michael Gardyne .40
Jackson Irvine .36
Graham Carey .23
Richard Brittain
Yoann Arquin .15

Ross Caldwell
Mark Ridgers (gk)
James Marwood
Adam Brown
Jack Baird
Lewis Morgan
Gary Teale
Antonio Reguero
Ben Frempah .18
Tony Dingwall .30
Martin Woods .26
Steven Ross
Liam Boyce .16
Jake Jervis .9

Ross Caldwell for Callum Ball (70) Martin Woods for Filip Kiss (58)
Jake Jervis for Yoann Arquin (73)
Tony Dingwall for Mark Brown (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

St Mirren picked up their first home point of the season after coming from behind twice against fellow strugglers Ross County.

Paul Quinn headed the staggies ahead from a corner on 11 minutes, with Adam Drury stooping to nod in a leveller on the stroke of half-time.

A precise finish from former Buddie Graham Carey gave the Premiership's bottom side the lead again.

But the paisley side replied swiftly as Jeroen Tesselaar crashed in a powerful strike in what was an open, entertaining match.

The Staggies remain at the foot of the table but have edged closer to Motherwell, while St Mirren stay in 10th spot after finally finding their scoring touch in Paisley.

Tommy Craig's side did all the pressing in the opening 10 minutes, but Callum Ball was guilty of delaying in front of goal and Kenny McLean's header from a corner was ruled out for shoving.

But, with the rain hammering down, County took the lead as the St Mirren defence gave Quinn the freedom of the penalty box to power in a header from Carey's corner.

Mark Brown then made a brilliant double save to keep out a Thomas Reilly volley and Ball's follow-up effort before a moment of controversy.

Manager Jim McIntyre was apoplectic when a very late offside decision was given against Michael Gardyne, who had coolly rolled a shot beyond Marian Kello, who did well to tip away a header from Jackson Irvine soon after.

And McIntyre's mood will have darkened further when his defence failed to deal with a long throw-in, as Drury arrived at the back post to connect with Ball's flick-on.

Ball passed up a glorious chance after the interval when the cumbersome striker lost his bearings in front of goal, failing to connect with a cushioned lay-off from Reilly.

With the action ebbing and flowing, County moved in front for a second time on 58 minutes as Yoann Arquin outmuscled Jim Goodwin before moving the ball on to Martin Woods, who picked out the influential Graham Carey for a fine low strike into the net from 18 yards.

But St Mirren's response was immediate, with Tesselaar smashing in a great shot from the edge of the penalty box.

County were the more menacing side in the final stages but the only real moment of concern for Kello came when a lofted free-kick from Graham Carey caught the wind and clattered down on the crossbar before bouncing behind.

Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)33 8 - 54 -
Darren Barr29 5 - 5 -
Lewis Toshney22 4 - 4 -
Paul Quinn29 2121
Scott Boyd28 11 - 26412
Michael Gardyne28 6121748
Filip Kiss24 12 - 296
Richard Brittain31 12 - 25750
Graham Carey25 121504
Jackson Irvine21 6 - 6 -
Yoann Arquin26 121285
Tony Dingwall (sub)20 2 - 2 -
Martin Woods (sub)28 1 - 1 -
Jake Jervis (sub)23 112112

League Table (as at October 25th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.