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Ross County 2-1 Dundee

Darren Maatsen's stoppage-time goal gave Ross County their first league win of the season and consigned Dundee to a third defeat inside a week.

Michael Gardyne netted from close range following a Filip Kiss pass to give the hosts the lead.

David Clarkson's first goal for Dundee levelled the match in the second half, the striker firing in following Martin Boyle's pass.

But Maatsen struck to give Jim McIntyre his first win as County boss.

Defeat ends a miserable week for Dundee, who lost to city rivals Dundee United on league business on Sunday and then again in the League Cup in midweek.

Michael Gardyne scores for Ross County against Kilmarnock
Gardyne slid in to net Ross County's opener

County, too, went into the match licking their wounds following a cup exit at the hands of Hibernian and an opening seven Scottish Premiership games in which they had failed to win a point.

The Dingwall side's pursuit of the opening goal began with Yoann Arquin dragging a shot wide and the forward was then denied by a telling Paul McGinn tackle.

And Arquin had a hand in the opening goal, flicking the ball on for Kiss to cross and on-loan Dundee United forward Gardyne applying the finish at the back post. It was the first goal of his second spell at the club.

Craig Wighton and David Clarkson
Clarkson scored three minutes after coming on

The visitors suffered a further setback when midfielder Jim McAlister was injured blocking a fierce Rocco Quinn shot and had to be replaced by Cameron Kerr.

Kiss directed a shot just wide before the break and the same player drew a save from Kyle Letheren early in the second period.

Dundee levelled against the run of play when Boyle raced up the right and centred for Clarkson to hook the ball past Brown.

And Paul Hartley's side almost moved into the lead as the match entered its finals stages, Brown blocking Greg Stewart's effort.

However, it was County would would prevail. Joe Cardle's pass was knocked on by Liam Boyce and Maatsen smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre
McIntyre's maiden win as manager draws Ross County level on points with St Mirren

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 21Brown
  • 25ToshneySubstituted forDe Leeuwat 84'minutes
  • 23CareyBooked at 61mins
  • 36Irvine
  • 18Frempah
  • 7Cardle
  • 10KissSubstituted forBoyceat 82'minutes
  • 4Quinn
  • 8Brittain
  • 40GardyneSubstituted forMaatsenat 52'minutes
  • 15Arquin

Substitutes

  • 1Reguero
  • 2Dreesen
  • 9Jervis
  • 11De Leeuw
  • 14Maatsen
  • 16Boyce
  • 20Balk

Dundee

  • 1Letheren
  • 20McAlisterSubstituted forKerrat 43'minutes
  • 5McPake
  • 2Irvine
  • 19McGinn
  • 18McGowanBooked at 90mins
  • 23BoyleBooked at 89mins
  • 15StewartBooked at 90mins
  • 11FerrySubstituted forClarksonat 66'minutes
  • 29Harkins
  • 21TankulicSubstituted forWightonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8McBride
  • 9MacDonald
  • 12Bain
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Clarkson
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
3,118

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 2, Dundee 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 2, Dundee 1.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 2, Dundee 1. Darren Maatsen (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Booking

Greg Stewart (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

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

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

Booking

Martin Boyle (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).

Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Melvin De Leeuw replaces Lewis Toshney because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Liam Boyce replaces Filip Kiss.

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

Foul by James McPake (Dundee).

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

Foul by David Clarkson (Dundee).

Darren Maatsen (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jackson Irvine.

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Craig Wighton (Dundee).

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

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

Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 1, Dundee 1. David Clarkson (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

Attempt missed. Ben Frempah (Ross County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by James McPake.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by David Clarkson.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. David Clarkson replaces Simon Ferry.

Yoann Arquin (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Paul McGowan.

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

Foul by Gary Harkins (Dundee).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd86111810819
2Hamilton85211551017
3Inverness CT8512127516
4Celtic7421156914
5Kilmarnock8422107314
6Aberdeen7403118312
7Dundee824279-210
8St Johnstone8305510-59
9Partick Thistle72141011-17
10Motherwell8215412-87
11St Mirren7106412-83
12Ross County8107620-143
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