Kilmarnock Vs Ross County – Lee Erwin’s late goal broke Killy hearts as the Staggies took all three points in a fast-paced game at Dingwall.
Kilmarnock Vs Ross County
Keen to make amends for last week’s dreadful display in West Lothian, Killy surged ahead inside the opening ten minutes – seeing Liam Millar’s stunning run deep into the jam and Del Fabro go close after Burke’s pass put the Italian ahead a minute. publish a post
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Kelly never discounted the prospect of him continuing to cook, but with a Ross County side who created chances, including a save from Branescu, at the other end of the park, it was destined to be a battle.
Both goal-scoring halves had their heroes, with Branescu moving at a snake’s pace to parry Ross Stewart’s follow-up shot and Eamon Brophy crushing two players to make room for a chance that was inches wide of goal.
Everything was fine after the first half but with little real quality both sides came out hoping to settle it once and for all.
It remained a tight affair with both sides exchanging dull blows as they tried to get a shot across the board, with the best chance coming when Conor Johnson saw his header go wide of the post in the 71st minute.
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Moments later, Kelly breathed a sigh of relief as Lee Irwin broke away before unleashing a powerful half-volley that missed the goal by just inches.
The end of the match was tense, with Mo El Macrini and Dom Thomas coming on in the closing stages of the game as the battle for goal heated up.
Kelly was to be left heartbroken three minutes into added time as Lee Irwin pounced to head home after Kelly’s failed clearance to end County’s opening try.
Kilmarnock: Branescu, O’Donnell, Del Fabro, Johnson, Hamalainen, Dekker, Bower, McKenzie (Maccarine, 83), Brophy, Burke, Millar (Thomas, 86º)
Win At Kilmarnock Is Vital To Show Ross County Progress
We will have ticket offices in the East Stand which are cash only and ticket offices (open from 12.30pm) are also available for fans who wish to pay by cash or card on the day.
From 14:00 to 15:00 the box office will only be available for matchday ticket sales, but will re-open an hour after the match for fans wishing to purchase our away trips to Hearts on 5th February and Aberdeen on 8th February.
Ross County fans can purchase tickets at the old KFC Fitness Center on Rugby Road, directly opposite the Chadwick Stand from 2pm.
Post Match Zone
Why not prepare for the big game with a trip to the newly refurbished Killie Club? He made several appearances in the Premier League as Leicester City faced Chelsea and Brentford faced Hull City in the Championship.
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Subscribers around the world will be able to enjoy live coverage of the match, with international subscribers receiving video clips and fans in the UK and Ireland receiving special audio commentary from Andy Bargh and Alan Cochrane.
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Ben Berrington joins Connor Randall, George Harmon and Alex Samuel on the injured list. The defender picked up an ankle injury in last weekend’s draw against Dundee United, which is likely to keep him out for an extended period.
When Ross County face Kilmarnock, it’s usually a lively affair. In the 31 meetings between the two teams, only 6 have ended in a draw, and this match in 31 meetings has provided an average of three goals per match.
The two sides met at Dingwall earlier this season in the first ever Premier League fixture in which County ran out late winners. Aura Edwards 86
A minute-long goal was the defining moment as Mulky McKay’s side secured their first Championship win of the season.
Ross County 1 0 Kilmarnock: Late Agony In Dingwall
Kilmarnock currently sit in third place, joining Ross County and Dundee United with nine points from their opening 11 matches.
But the Ayrshire side have managed two draws and a win in their last three league matches. A 0-0 draw in Paisley against St Mirren last weekend, a late equalizer earned Kelly a 2-2 draw with Hearts last weekend and Derek McInnes scored in a 2-1 home win over St Johnstone in Matchday 5.
Kilmarnock’s only Championship win of the season came at home to Motherwell, a 2-1 triumph in 27
Former Ross County midfielder Danny Armstrong has also made a huge impact for his Keighley side, with key goals lifting him to the top of the club’s top scorers during a truly purple spell in recent weeks.