Ross County 2
St Mirren 3
League (Premiership)

Ross County
2 - 3
St Mirren 

League (Premiership)
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 3,882
3:00 PM Kick-off

Blair Spittal (37)
Alex Iacovitti (66)
Eamonn Brophy (15)
Marcus Fraser (34)
Scott Tanser (38)

Team Managers
Malky Mackay
Jim Goodwin

Starting Eleven
31. Ashley Maynard-Brewer
5. Jack Baldwin
20. Harry Clarke
16. Alex Iacovitti
4. David Cancola
7. Blair Spittal
18. Jack Burroughs
6. Harry Paton
17. Regan Charles-Cook
8. Ross Callachan
9. Alex Samuel
1 Jak Alnwick
4 Joe Shaughnessy
5 Conor McCarthy
22 Marcus Fraser
3 Scott Tanser
6 Alan Power
16 Ethan Erhahon
44 Matthew Millar
7 Jamie McGrath
9 Eamonn Brophy
43 Connor Ronan

1. Ross Laidlaw
15. Keith Watson
23. Joseph Hungbo
22. Jordan Tillson
24. Ben Paton
10. Dominic Samuel
26. Jordan White
2 Richard Tait
8 Ryan Flynn
10 Curtis Main
17 Kyle McAllister
18 Charles Dunne
20 Kristian Dennis
26 Dean Lyness

Ben Paton for Jack Burroughs (56)
Jordan White for Alex Samuel (56)
Joseph Hungbo for David Cancola (71)
Ryan Flynn for Ethan Erhahon (68)
Richard Tait for Scott Tanser (73)
Curtis Main for Jamie McGrath (74)

Jack Baldwin (48)
Ross Callachan (90)
Ryan Flynn (71)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

St Mirren held on to defeat Ross County 3-2 at the Global Energy Stadium this afternoon on matchday 9 of the cinch Premiership.

Goals from Eamonn Brophy and Marcus Fraser launched St Mirren ahead before a deflected free kick from Blair Spittal reignited County’s hopes of a comeback. However, a defensive mistake allowed Scott Tanser to put the Buddies 3-1 ahead before half time.

A much-improved second half display saw the Staggies get a goal back midway through the second half but Malky Mackay’s men failed to find the elusive equaliser after a sustained period of dominance.

Eamonn Brophy put the visitors ahead in the 17th minute when the former Scottish international got on the end of a slipped pass down the left flank from Ethan Erahahon. Brophy made amends for his previous miss by slamming the ball into the roof of the net to give the Buddies the lead.

Jim Goodwin’s side maintained their early dominance and finally doubled their advantage after passing up another few opportunities to stride away from County. Ex-Staggie Marcus Fraser clinched his side’s second when he nodded the ball into the net from Scott Tanser’s corner. Ashley Maynard-Brewer hesitated in his attempt to cut out Tanser’s corner, allowing Fraser to easily head home from close range.

In the 37th minute, County were dealt a slice of luck to half their opponent’s 2-goal lead. Blair Spittal’s free kick took a wicked deflection off the wall and looped over Jak Alnwick in goal.

Malky Mackay would have hoped that Spittal’s goal would encourage a more positive performance but a defensive error shortly after gifted St Mirren their 2-goal lead back. A long ball in behind was left for Maynard-Brewer by Jack Baldwin who was unaware of Scott Tanser on his blind side. Tanser then latched onto the ball and poked it beyond Maynard-Brewer to make it 3-1.

The Saints were ahead at half time, but the momentum soon changed in Ross County’s favour.

Early in the second period, County brought on Ben Paton and Jordan White, soon to be followed by Joseph Hungbo, and as a result, they were able to take control of proceedings. The Staggies went on to dominate the rest of the half and were able pin Jim Goodwin’s side back into their own 18-yard box.

Midway through the second half, County got themselves back in the game with a goal from Alex Iacovitti. The defender leaped above his marker to connect with a perfect delivery from Harry Clarke from the right of the box. The goal was nothing short of what County deserved after a period of unrelenting pressure.

With 10 minutes to go, substitute Joseph Hungbo thought he had produced the magic required to complete a famous comeback. The winger chopped inside and outside of Richard Tait, tying the full back in knots before firing a low left-footed shot against Jak Alnwick’s near post.

The Staggies continued their endeavours to carve out a sight of goal, but the visitors’ resolute defence repelled a plethora of County crosses. Ultimately, the hosts fell just short but a valiant second half performance should encourage County fans that this side have the potential to start picking up much-needed points.

*Match report courtesy of Ross County Football Club*.

Squad Statistics (as at October 16th, 2021)

2021/22 All Time
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (GK)22 4 - 4 -
Jack Baldwin28 6 - 6 -
Alex Iacovitti24 103527
Harry Clarke20 7171
Ross Callachan28 11 - 11 -
Regan Charles-Cook24 92414
Harry Paton23 9 - 794
Jack Burroughs20 6 - 6 -
Blair Spittal25 1154610
David Cancola24 4 - 4 -
Alex Samuel26 3 - 3 -
Ben Paton (sub)21 4 - 4 -
Joseph Hungbo (sub)21 5 - 5 -
Jordan White (sub)29 112246

League Table (as at October 16th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.