Scottish Premiership
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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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ross County 2, Dundee 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ross County 2, Dundee 1.

  3. 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.

  4. Booking

    Greg Stewart (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

  9. Booking

    Martin Boyle (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Liam Boyce replaces Filip Kiss.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by James McPake (Dundee).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Clarkson (Dundee).

  20. Post update

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