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MATCH REPORT Ross County 2-2 St Johnstone

The Staggies made it 4 matches unbeaten after a 2-2 draw at home with St Johnstone. After going ahead Cpunty found themselves 2-1 down before managing to take a valuable point in this Premiership Campaign.


Starting brightly, St Johnstone went behind against the run of play. A Ball in to the box caused chaos for the Saints defenders and Ross Stewart managed to cut it back to Joe Chalmers who sent his low, right footed effort beyond Clark in the Saints goal. 


Tom Grivosti had the next clear opportunity of the match. He was laid off on the edge of the box. The defender, come midfielder, sent his shot high over the Saints bar.


There would be a controversial moment just two minutes later. Grivosti was adjudged to have taken down Swanson in the box with the referee having no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Laidlaw, for the second week running, guessed right and saved Stevie May’s shot from the spot.


However, the Saints striker wouldn’t be left to wait too long to get his goal. He was found in-behind the Staggies defence from a clever ball and dispatched keenly past Laidlaw from 8 yards to level the match on 31 minutes.


Shortly after the break the visitors would take the lead in controversial circumstances. In what looked like a clear foul on Billy McKay on the half way line, the referee waved play on and Matty Kennedy raced on to score beyond Laidlaw at the back post.


With 22 minutes left in the match the Staggies would level. Blair Spittal stepped up to take freekick on the box and dispatched it perfectly beyond Clark to send the Staggies fans in to ecstasy.


As the game was drawing to a conclusion, it became an end to end affair with both sides having chances to win the game. On the final whistle it was an extended 4 match unbeaten run for the Staggies but leaves the Saints still searching for their first league win of the season.

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