Ross County 2 - 1 St Mirren

Match info: Scottish Premier at Victoria Park, Dingwall

Date: 22/02/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 3,394

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Ross Co

Yoann Arquin 38
Melvin De Leeuw 83


St Mirren

John McGinn 66

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: February 22 2014, 19:47 GMT

Ross County manager Derek Adams claimed his side thoroughly deserved their 2-1 victory over St Mirren at Global Energy Stadium.

Adams: Victory deserved
Adams: Victory deserved

Substitute Melvin De Leeuw grabbed the winner with seven minutes to go after Yoann Arquin's opener for County was cancelled out by John McGinn midway through the second half.

Adams said: "I thought we were excellent today, from start to finish.

"I thought we deserved to be more than 1-0 up at half time. They got back in the game, but we should have won by more considering the chances we had. It was a good performance following on from last week's match against Hibernian. We were strong and composed, we just upped it a notch."

Adams and opposite number Danny Lennon were both sent from the touchline in the 75th minute following a flare-up, but Adams said there was no ill-feeling between the pair.

He said: "It was a big game for both sides and emotions ran high. But Danny and I had a cup of tea and coffee afterwards and there is not a problem. It's the nature of the business we're in."

Lennon also said there were no hard feeling.

"It's a passionate game," he said. "Derek wants the best for his side, I want the best for mine. Nothing more than that.

"I'm actually disappointed in myself to be sucked into that. I didn't think there was a lot in it, but, as I say, it's a very passionate game."

But the Saints boss was disappointed his side came away with nothing.

He said: "I'm very disappointed not to take anything from that. I thought we did very well in the first 15 minutes - good quality strikes at goal and good deliveries into the box.

"Then the complete opposite happens in the next 30 minutes.

"I certainly believe that's where the damage was done today. We had a few words at half-time and, credit to the players, they responded and gave us everything we asked.

"We managed to get ourselves back into the game with a superb John McGinn goal.

"Unfortunately, one big ball over the top and they score again.

"At SPFL level, you can't just compete for 60 minutes in a game, it has to be more than that. With 12 games to go, it's important we compete and play in the manner we showed we can there for 60 minutes."

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