Ross County held on to beat Queen of the South and seal their first home win of the season thanks to a goal from Don Cowie in Division One.
County threatened early on, but Queens had the best first-half chance when Mike Mullen had his goalbound shot smothered by keeper Barry John Corr.
A fine cross from Michael Gardyne was headed in by Cowie and County went on to play some accomplished football.
But a Barry Callaghan shot rattled the post as Queens almost equalised.
Ross County: Samson, Gary Irvine, Keddie, Niven, Dowie, Caimi, Gardyn (Anderson 79), Adams, Higgins (Gunn 68), Cowie, McKinlay (Scott 64).
Subs Not Used: Malin, Tiernan.
Goal: Cowie 56.
Queen of the South: Corr, Paton (Andy Thomson 61), McKenzie, Lauchlan, Henderson, McCaffrey (Callaghan 74), Burns, Robertson (Jim Thomson 61), Mullen, O'Neil, Scally.
Subs Not Used: Scott, Henry.
Ref: D Somers