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St Johnstone 2-1 Ross County

SFL

St Johnstone moved four points clear at the top of Division One with a workmanlike victory over Ross County that should have been more comfortable.

Martin Hardie had already squandered a chance, as had Steven Milne, before heading home Liam Craig's corner in first-half injury time.

Substitute Collin Samuel met a superb Paul Sheerin cross to increase the lead after 81 minutes.

Mark McCulloch got on the end of a ball palmed away by Alan Main to reply.


St Johnstone: Main, Irvine, Craig, Millar, Rutkiewicz, McCaffrey (Anderson 39), Swankie (Morris 66), Hardie, Holmes (Samuel 79), Milne, Sheerin.
Subs Not Used: MacDonald, Kelly.

Booked: Hardie.

Goals: Hardie 45, Samuel 81.

Ross County: Soutar, McCulloch, Keddie, Dowie, Boyd, Strachan (Gardyne 61), Hart, Brittain, Higgins (Daal 81), Craig, Watt (Scott 77).
Subs Not Used: Morrison, Donnelly.

Booked: Keddie.

Goals: McCulloch 83.

Att: 2,714

Ref: S McDonald

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