Ross County 2-1 Saints

By Stuart Gillespie
Last updated : 22 February 2014

The situation has now reached crisis point. This was a must win game, yet we didn't even manage a point. It's not as if we were unlucky either as, by what I've read online, Marian Kello had a stormer in the first half and County should have had the game out of sight.

The results this year have cranked the pressure up on Danny Lennon again and it may now be reaching a tipping point. Two league wins since the beginning of December and just one this year. We've lost to some good teams in that run but also other bottom six sides like Kilmarnock, Hearts and now County. Quite simply, it's not good enough. Something is wrong and it is high time it was addressed.

Despite Marc McAusland being back, Jim Goodwin continued in defence. Josh Magennis returned at the expense of the off-form Paul McGowan, with Conor Newton continuing at rightback.

It would seem County battered us in the first half but only managed one goal thanks to a header from Yoann Arquin. Kenny McLean had had an effort tipped over the bar and in the second half John McGinn drew us level with a fine strike from Gregg Wylde's corner.

That might have been enough for a point, while there was some excitement on the touchline due to the antics of Goodwin. Having apparently tried to elbow Felipe Kiss in the first half, he then clashed heads with Melvin De Leeuw. This sparked a confrontation between Lennon and County's Derek Adams - not Goodwin's biggest fan - and they were both sent to the stands.

Perhaps Goodwin's biggest problem was he didn't get De Leeuw hard enough as seven minutes from time he rattled in the winner. That, combined with Partick Thistle beaten Aberdeen, leaves us in a dismal second bottom position.

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