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Ross County 1-1 Queen of the South: Dingwall side miss chance to go top

Goalscorers Josh Mullin (left) and Andrew Stirling (right) tussle for the ball
Goalscorers Josh Mullin, of Ross County (left), and Andrew Stirling, of QoS (right), tussle for the ball

Ross County missed the chance to go top of the Scottish Championship after being held by Queen of the South.

With Ayr United's game against Inverness called off on Friday, County looked set to leapfrog them after Josh Mullin's low shot found the net.

But 20 minutes later substitute Andrew Stirling equalised from close range following Lyndon Dykes' cross.

County remain second, a point behind leaders Ayr, who have a game in hand. Queen of the South move up to fourth.

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell: "It was difficult to break them down. From getting our noses in front you're thinking we've probably got enough experience and quality to get ourselves through the game and we just feel as though we've lost a really cheap goal. We feel like it was an opportunity missed."

Queen of the South manager, Gary Naysmith: "I'm absolutely delighted for the players. I was willing them to get a result without Stephen Dobbie and Gary Harkins because a lot of the time we get labelled a one man team. For not winning a game, that's about as happy as I've been as a manager."

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 1Fox
  • 2FraserBooked at 24mins
  • 44Grivosti
  • 15Watson
  • 12Demetriou
  • 6Draper
  • 14Mullin
  • 8Lindsay
  • 26CowieSubstituted forGardyneat 76'minutes
  • 27StewartSubstituted forMcManusat 82'minutes
  • 9Mckay

Substitutes

  • 7Gardyne
  • 10McManus
  • 17Keillor-Dunn
  • 21Munro
  • 22Dingwall
  • 43Wallace
  • 48Kelly

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2Mercer
  • 4Fordyce
  • 12Semple
  • 3Marshall
  • 21FrizzellSubstituted forMurrayat 76'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 6Doyle
  • 22NormanBooked at 35minsSubstituted forStirlingat 65'minutes
  • 10ToddSubstituted forBellat 90+3'minutes
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 7Stirling
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 27Irving
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
3,305

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 1, Queen of the South 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 1, Queen of the South 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Owen Bell replaces Josh Todd.

Attempt missed. Billy Mckay (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Stelios Demetriou.

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

Foul by Andy Stirling (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Ross Stewart.

Tom Grivosti (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Attempt blocked. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stelios Demetriou (Ross County).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Adam Frizzell.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Michael Gardyne replaces Don Cowie.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 1, Queen of the South 1. Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lyndon Dykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Andy Stirling replaces David Norman.

Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Ross County).

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Adam Frizzell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ross Stewart (Ross County).

David Norman (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 1, Queen of the South 0. Josh Mullin (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Mckay.

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

Foul by Adam Frizzell (Queen of the South).

Foul by Tom Grivosti (Ross County).

Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Alan Martin.

Attempt saved. Josh Mullin (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Callum Semple (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Stewart (Ross County).

Tom Grivosti (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Todd (Queen of the South).

Second Half

Second Half begins Ross County 0, Queen of the South 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ross County 0, Queen of the South 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr15103230121833
2Ross County1695228111732
3Dundee Utd168442524128
4Queen of Sth165742619722
5Inverness CT1541012116522
6Morton165651925-621
7Dunfermline165381623-718
8Partick Thistle1641111426-1213
9Alloa162681324-1112
10Falkirk1633101325-1212
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