Ross County 1
St Johnstone 0
League (Premiership)

Ross County
1 - 0
St Johnstone 

League (Premiership)
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 3,319
7:45 PM Kick-off

Liam Boyce (84)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Tommy Wright

Starting Eleven
21. Mark Brown
12. Jamie Reckord
44. Marcus Fraser
5. Scott Boyd
43. Paul Quinn
36. Jackson Irvine
26. Martin Woods
40. Michael Gardyne
24. Raffaele De Vita
16. Liam Boyce
11. Craig Curran
Alan Mannus
David Mackay
Simon Lappin
Frazer Wright
Steven Anderson
Christopher Millar
Steven MacLean
David Wotherspoon
James McFadden
Brian Easton
Michael O'Halloran

Antonio Reguero
Abdoulaye Meite
7. Joe Cardle
Ruben Palazuelos
10. Filip Kiss
Darvydas Sernas
9. Jake Jervis
Steven Banks
Thomas Scobbie
Daniel Swanson
Brian Graham
Gary Miller
Lee Croft
Christopher Kane

Joe Cardle for Raffaele De Vita (70)
Filip Kiss for Jackson Irvine (82)
Ruben Palazuelos for Michael Gardyne (87)
Lee Croft for James McFadden (60)
Brian Graham for Steven MacLean (80)
Christopher Kane for Michael O'Halloran (85)

Jackson Irvine (60)
Steven MacLean (38)
James McFadden (50)
David Mackay (54)
Lee Croft (64)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kevin Clancy (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

A late header from Liam Boyce maintained Ross County's remarkable run of form, making it seven wins in an eight-game unbeaten run.
The Irishman steered home a cross from Jamie Reckord with a smart, looping header after 84 minutes.
And it was reward for the Staggies creating the best chances in Dingwall.
Martin Woods went close with a free-kick, Alan Mannus made a good first-half double save and Rafa Da Vitta missed with a diving header.
The victory keeps the Dingwall side three points ahead of Motherwell in the relegation play-off place, while they move to within a point of Partick Thistle.
St Johnstone, on course for a fourth successive top-six finish, seldom troubled home goalkeeper Mark Brown and missed the opportunity to leapfrog Dundee United into fourth spot.
It was County who threatened first when Martin Woods fired a curling free kick over the defensive wall but just a yard wide, with Mannus sprawling.
The home side took a grip of proceedings with Saints forced deep to defend their penalty area in numbers.
And the breakthrough almost arrived when Woods gathered centrally and fired in a low effort that had Alan Mannus diving full length to save.
Craig Curran slid in for what seemed a certain goal as the ball squirmed loose but Mannus reacted quickly and effectively to scramble across and hold on under pressure from the County frontman.
St Johnstone struggled to create openings and James McFadden and Michael O'Hallaron should have done better after getting into promising positions.
County looked determined at the start of the second period with Michael Gardyne prominent in each and every attack.
The midfielder gathered on the edge of the box, controlling on his chest before firing a volley narrowly wide.
Gardyne then delivered a wonderful ball across goal from the right which the stooping Raffaele De Vita could not quite direct on target.
Boyce went close when he cut inside superbly, only to curl an effort inches wide with strike partner Craig Curran unimpressed given that a square pass may have left an easy finish.
However, Boyce did prove to be the difference with a composed late finish just as it seemed a share of the points was inevitable.
Full-back Jamie Reckord gathered on the left and delivered a deep cross into a crowded area, with Boyce peeling off his marker and calmly nodding the ball just inside the post.
Given Motherwell's emphatic win over bottom side St Mirren, a fifth home victory for the Staggies may prove crucial come the end of the season.

Squad Statistics (as at April 7th, 2015)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)34 21 - 67 -
Jamie Reckord23 211211
Paul Quinn29 243243
Scott Boyd28 29 - 28212
Marcus Fraser20 101101
Jackson Irvine22 252252
Raffaele De Vita27 8383
Michael Gardyne29 20423151
Martin Woods29 221221
Liam Boyce23 275275
Craig Curran25 135135
Joe Cardle (sub)28 23 - 23 -
Ruben Palazuelos (sub)31 5 - 5 -
Filip Kiss (sub)24 29 - 466

League Table (as at April 7th, 2015)

No league table has been added for this season.