Ross County and Partick Thistle slipped below St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership after drawing in Dingwall.

Kallum Higginbotham fired a free-kick under the defensive wall and into the net to give Thistle the lead.

However, a set piece at the other end drew the sides level as County's Richie Brittain fired home.

In a tense second half, neither side was willing to commit many players forward and a winner never looked on the cards.

And, with St Mirren winning against Kilmarnock, Thistle and County now occupy the tenth and eleventh places, respectively, in the table.

The game started briskly with a couple of chances at both ends but the deadlock was broken by Partick Thistle.

Prolific striker Lyle Taylor was impeded by County's Scott Boyd on the edge of the box and the defending picked up a yellow card.

Higginbotham fired the resulting free-kick hard and low into the right hand corner beyond the reach of Mark Brown.

But the Jags only held on to their lead for a matter minutes.

Slovak midfielder Filip Kiss was brought down by Lee Mair just outside the penalty box and County captain Richie Brittain curled the free-kick perfectly round the wall and just inside the right-hand post.

Prince Bauben had a good chance to restore Thistle's lead but he hit Chris Erskine's cross over the bar.

It was County who then had opportunities to go ahead later in the first half. Yoann Arquin failed to keep a header on target while Kiss managed to cut through the Jags defence a couple of times without delivering the end product.

County manager Derek Adams brought Melvin de Leeuw on for Jordan Slew for the second half in an attempt to make a breakthrough but it was Partick Thistle who looked livelier just after the break.

Erskine came close after a pass from Higginbottam, sending his shot just wide.

At the ther end, De Leeuw's shot was well saved by Paul Gallacher.

The energy began to sap out of the game towards the end with neither side willing to risk a defeat and the consequences that would bring at the bottom end of the table.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Ross County

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Cikos
  • 26 Oikonomou
  • 04 Kettlewell
  • 28 Songo'o
  • 05 Boyd Booked
  • 08 Brittain Booked
  • 07 Kiss
  • 25 Slew (De Leeuw - 45' )
  • 27 Arquin
  • 12 Tidser (Carey - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Gordon
  • 10 Quinn
  • 11 De Leeuw
  • 15 Glen
  • 21 McLean
  • 23 Carey
  • 42 McCarthy

Partick Thistle

  • 12 Gallacher
  • 02 O'Donnell Booked
  • 03 Taylor-Sinclair
  • 10 Buaben Booked
  • 15 Mair
  • 06 Balatoni
  • 23 Higginbotham
  • 22 Fraser
  • 21 Taylor Booked (Doolan - 84' )
  • 28 Erskine Booked
  • 08 Bannigan

Substitutes

  • 01 Fox
  • 07 Craigen
  • 09 Doolan
  • 11 Lawless
  • 13 Gabriel
  • 14 Elliott
  • 17 Moncur
Ref: Craig Thomson
Att: 3,441

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

2 1

Corners

7 7

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 1.

90:00 +1:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 1.

90:00 +0:02

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:02

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

88:47

Attempt missed. Filip Kiss (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:42

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

84:33

Attempt blocked. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan replaces Lyle Taylor.

83:32 Booking

Booking Prince Buaben (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

83:23

Foul by Prince Buaben (Partick Thistle).

83:23

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:00

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:58

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

81:08 Booking

Booking Stephen O'Donnell (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

81:00

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Partick Thistle).

81:00

Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:13

Attempt missed. Richard Brittain (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

79:49

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

79:36

Attempt blocked. Evangelos Oikonomou (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

75:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Graham Carey replaces Michael Tidser.

75:14

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle).

75:14

(Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:58 Booking

Booking Richard Brittain (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

74:47

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

74:27

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:27

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

72:09

Lee Mair (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:09

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

71:18

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:46

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

69:14

Attempt saved. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

66:41

Hand ball by Yoann Arquin (Ross County).

64:06

Attempt blocked. Scott Boyd (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:58

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

62:19 Booking

Booking Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

62:04

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Partick Thistle).

62:04

Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:16

Attempt blocked. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:00

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Evangelos Oikonomou.

54:28

Stuart Bannigan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:28

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Ross County).

53:42

Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:42

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Ross County).

49:48

Attempt missed. Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

48:31

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

47:51

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

46:37

Attempt missed. Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

46:05

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

45:00

Second Half begins Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Melvin De Leeuw replaces Jordan Slew.

45:00 +0:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 1.

44:39

Erik Cikos (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:39

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

43:15

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Lee Mair.

37:34

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:34

Foul by Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle).

36:39

Scott Boyd (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:39

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

36:30

Attempt blocked. Filip Kiss (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:35

Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:35

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle).

34:56

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Paul Gallacher.

34:35

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

33:59 Booking

Booking Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

33:51

Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:51

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

31:20

Scott Boyd (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:20

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

30:29

Foul by Michael Tidser (Ross County).

30:29

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:49

Attempt missed. Filip Kiss (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26:54

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

26:42

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:08

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:08

Foul by Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle).

25:38

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

24:46

Attempt missed. Prince Buaben (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

24:25

Foul by Erik Cikos (Ross County).

24:25

Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:54

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Prince Buaben.

18:29

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:29

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick Thistle).

17:57

Attempt missed. Yoann Arquin (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 1. Richard Brittain (Ross County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

12:44

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:44

Foul by Lee Mair (Partick Thistle).

11:45

Attempt missed. Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11:21

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Erik Cikos.

10:26

Michael Tidser (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:26

Foul by Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle).

8:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ross County 0, Partick Thistle 1. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

7:22 Booking

Booking Scott Boyd (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

7:11

Foul by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

7:11

Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:24

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:45

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Ross County).

4:45

Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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