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Summary

  1. Curran, Gardyne (2) for County win
  2. Obadeyi & Magennis for the visitors
  3. Ross County move to within a point of St Johnstone in fourth spot

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By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

So, Ross County move to within a point of fourth-placed St Johnstone with a pulsating victory over Kilmarnock. Five goals in Dingwall - including a brace from the impressive Michael Gardyne - for those who braved the elements tonight. 

Thanks for your company tonight. We're back tomorrow for a bumper edition of top flight Premiership action including Hearts v Dundee United.

Hope you can join us then. Cheers! 

Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke

"A lot of positives to take from the game. If we'd have held it at 2-1 for 10 minutes... but we've lost poor goals. 

"Every game [in the Premiership] is a hard game. It's important we stop giving away sloppy goals."

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre

County 3-2 Kilmarnock

"It was a funny game. We started the way you'd want to: on the front foot. We looked like scoring every time we went forward. After we scored, we lost that intensity. 

"It was a strange game; a poor goal to concede for their equaliser before falling behind. 

"But we showed character and needed a spark. Michael Gardyne gave us that."

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FULL-TIME Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Global Energy Stadium

"Crucial remaining minutes and you feel Kilmarnock have to go for this. They've played a few games more than some sides above them now and Dundee United will have a chance to close in if they lose here."

Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

The hosts have taken the sting out of Kilmarnock's attacks and look likely to hold on to claim all three points.

Hang on, though. Five minutes of added time...

County remain in command

Six minutes plus added time remaining in Dingwall with the hosts enjoying a 3-2 lead. 

GREAT SAVE!

What a shot. What a save. Liam Boyce's ferocious drive is brilliantly saved by the alert Jamie MacDonald, who keeps Kilmarnock in this pulsating league encounter.

FULL-TIME Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

Ross County 3-2 Killmarnock

The frenetic pace has slowed somewhat in the last 10 minutes. County are still aiming to extend their lead while Kilmarnock continue to look dangerous on the break.

Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke rolls the dice in search of an equaliser: bringing Kris Boyd on for Greg Kiltie. Will he strike gold with the shuffle?

CLOSE! Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock come within a whisker of an equaliser as Josh Magennis's superb ball finds Tope Obadeyi but he can't provide the finish with a glancing header.

There are still more goals in this game...

Falkirk 2-0 Livingston

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at the Falkirk Stadium

"With less than 15 minutes left Falkirk should have enough in their locker to see out the game. Lee Miller's double in the second half has given them the stranglehold they required as Livvy were proving very dangerous on be break."

GREAT SAVE! Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock

Liam Boyce sees his shot well saved by Jamie MacDonald following a superb galloping run by Jackson Irvine. County are pushing hard for a fourth goal here in Dingwall.

GOAL Ross County 3-2 Kilmarnock (Gardyne)

It's raining goals in Dingwall! Michael Gardyne fires home a howitzer for his second and County's third following good work by Liam Boyce. The hosts retake the lead in a pulsating game.

More goals please!!

Michael Gardyne fires Ross County back in front
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Ross County 2-2 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Global Energy Stadium

"It's got all the elements of a fantastic game of football now with the promise of more to come. The pendulum has swung back and forth with both sides now looking like heavyweight boxers determined to swing until the end. Great to watch."

GOAL Ross County 2-2 Kilmarnock (Gardyne)

No sooner had the Kilmarnock fans retaken their seats than County level! Jackson Irvine whips in a superb cross; Michael Gardyne kills the ball stone dead before rifling home. Four goals and plenty of entertainment in Dingwall. Superb stuff! 

GOAL Ross County 1-2 Kilmarnock (Magennis)

Gary Locke's men are on the march. A training ground corner kick sees Josh Magennis show predatory instincts to sweep the ball home with the County defence all at sea. The small knot of Kilmarnock fans inside the Global Energy Stadium are going bananas; they've seen their side come from behind to lead in Dingwall.

KICK-OFF

We're back under way in Dingwall!

Falkirk 1-0 Livingston

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at the Falkirk Stadium

"At last the home side make the breakthrough. Lee Miller had been pretty anonymous but his experience has put Falkirk in front. Can Livvy bounce back?"

GOAL Falkirk 1-0 Livingston (Miller)

HALF-TIME Ross County 1-1 Kilmarnock

Despite largely dominating the first half, County go in at the break all square. Craig Curran's early strike cancelled out by Tope Odabeyi's equaliser.

Ross County 1-1 Kilmarnock

County surge forward again as they seek to retake the lead before the break. 

Michael Gardyne whips in a dangerous cross but there is no team-mate able to get on the end of his delivery.

Ross County 1-1 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Global Energy Stadium

"Real credit to Kilmarnock who took the sting out of County's early dominance and have edged their way into this. You wondered if a sucker punch might arrive and it has which completely changes the complexion of this fixture. Gary Locke's side have something to build on now."

GOAL Ross County 1-1 Kilmarnock (Obadeyi)

Where did that come from? Tope Odabeyi, who fired home the winner against Hamilton at the weekend, continues his scoring form with a well-taken goal to restore parity in Dingwall.

HALF-TIME Falkirk 0-0 Livingston

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at the Falkirk Stadium

"An opening 45 minutes with very few clear cut chances. Both sides having trouble with the swirling wind and similarly to Saturday's game here against Dumbarton the first goal could prove pivotal with regards where the three points end up. Liam Buchanan the closest with a header that hit the post."

Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

County keeper Scott Fox has yet to be troubled by Kilmarnock in the opening half hour. He could lean against a post and hoover up a few chapters of his newly-bought Christmas book before coming to collect the odd cross. Gary Locke will be looking for his Kilmarnock side to provide more of an attacking threat.  

Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

Midfielder Michael Gardyne is becoming more influential in the Ross County engine room: firstly seeing a shot deflected through to goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald then firing over a number of dangerous crosses into the Kilmarnock box.  

Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Global Energy Stadium

"There's a fragility about the visitors that County seem to sense. Contrast that with a real energy from the home side that Kilmarnock have been unable to live with. Where a goal will come from for the visitors is unclear as they can't get near the final third."

Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

Already a goal to the good, it continues to be one-way traffic towards Kilmarnock's goal as Ross County seek to double their lead.

GOAL Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock (Curran)

It's been coming. Ross County are rewarded for their early supremacy as a flowing move involving Jackson Irvine and Michael Gardyne tees up Craig Curran to fire home from close range.

Craig Curran celebrates his opener
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Ross County 0-0 Kilmarnock

BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean says he "takes his hat off" to the hardy souls who have pitched up for the game in Dingwall. Bravo! The half-time pie & bovril will be just reward for the committed supporters. 

Ross County 0-0 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at the Global Energy Stadium

"What a blistering start from County and they really should be a goal ahead already. Two strikers up there with service coming from both flanks you suspect at this stage it could be a very long evening for Kilmarnock. 

"They've dug in though and can try to establish themselves more now that frenetic opening has eased."

The man in the hat

John Hughes

We recognise that man... Inverness CT boss John Hughes is at the Global Energy Stadium to take in this match featuring his Premiership rivals.    

Well wrapped up is the bold Yogi.

John Hughes
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