Ross County and Kilmarnock fought out a goalless Scottish Premier League draw that extended the hosts' unbeaten league run to 39 games.

Iain Vigurs flashed a shot wide and Marc Fitzpatrick could not convert a close-range chance as County pressed.

Killie's Borja Perez threatened with long-range shot just before the break.

Rory McKenzie had the game's best chance in the second half but the Kilmarnock forward could not beat Michael Fraser.

County have conceded only once so far in their debut Scottish Premier League season and they sit fourth in the table, with Killie seventh.

Vigurs let fly from long range and Letheren was relieved as the ball cleared his left-hand post.

Kilmarnock's Rory McKenzie has a shot saved by Ross County goalkeeper Michael Fraser

McKenzie was denied by Fraser in the second half

At the other end, Liam Kelly's effort was blocked by Scott Boyd.

A Vigurs corner was headed down by Ross Tokely to Alex Cooper, who nodded the loose ball over the bar from eight yards.

Colin McMenamin just failed to connect with Rocco Quinn's inviting cross as County continued to press.

Another Vigurs corner was spilled by Letheran and neither Fitzpatrick or McMenamin could convert the chance.

The visitors threatened towards the end of the second half with Borja testing Fraser from distance.

Kelly's shot deflected off target early in the second half, while Quinn's shot did not dip enough as Killie found themselves under pressure again.

Danny Racchi's free-kick brushed the side net in Kilmarnock's next meaningful attack and McMenamin's header for County suffered a similar fate.

McKenzie went through on goal 14 minutes from the end but Fraser made the block to preserve Ross County's unbeaten record.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Ross County

  • 01 Fraser
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 04 Munro Booked
  • 05 Boyd Booked
  • 06 Tokely
  • 07 Kettlewell
  • 10 Brittain (Scott - 90' )
  • 11 Vigurs Booked
  • 12 Quinn Booked
  • 21 Cooper (Morrow - 78' )
  • 09 McMenamin Booked

Substitutes

  • 25 Brown
  • 22 Kovacevic
  • 23 Macphee
  • 14 Scott
  • 18 Duncan
  • 24 Ross
  • 17 Morrow

Kilmarnock

  • 17 Letheren
  • 04 Fowler Booked
  • 05 O'Leary
  • 06 Nelson
  • 23 McKeown
  • 07 Racchi (Boulding - 83' )
  • 08 Kelly Booked
  • 10 Dayton
  • 29 Pascali
  • 15 Perez (Gross - 74' )
  • 24 McKenzie

Substitutes

  • 53 Jaakkola
  • 26 Pursehouse
  • 38 O'Hara
  • 18 Johnson
  • 28 Winchester
  • 09 Gross
  • 16 Boulding
Ref: Beaton
Att: 4,006

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:16 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:47

Colin McMenamin fouled by Rory Boulding, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

90:00 +1:04

Unfair challenge on Ross Tokely by Rory Boulding results in a free kick. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

89:13 Substitution

Substitution (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Martin Scott coming on for Richard Brittain.

88:19

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Dayton, clearance made by Grant Munro. James Dayton takes a corner.

87:37

Rory McKenzie produces a cross, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

86:07

Centre by Rory McKeown.

84:28

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain from the left by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Grant Munro misses to the right of the target.

83:51

Liam Kelly takes a shot.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Rory Boulding replaces Danny Racchi.

81:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Kyle Letheren.

78:31

Iain Vigurs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kyle Letheren takes the free kick.

77:38 Substitution

Substitution Alex Cooper goes off and Sam Morrow comes on.

75:03

Rory McKenzie takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.

74:23

Rocco Quinn sends in a cross.

74:04

Rory McKeown concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. Direct free kick taken by Marc Fitzpatrick.

73:09 Substitution

Substitution William Gros replaces Borja Perez.

71:42

Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

71:42 Booking

Booking James Fowler goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

71:32

Foul by James Fowler on Alex Cooper, free kick awarded.

69:26

Kyle Letheren restarts play with the free kick.

69:26 Booking

Booking Colin McMenamin shown a yellow card.

69:17

Colin McMenamin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson.

68:28

Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save made by Kyle Letheren.

66:43

Ross Tokely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Manuel Pascali takes the direct free kick.

65:31

Iain Vigurs takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Nelson.

63:45

James Dayton takes a short corner.

62:34

Rory McKeown crosses the ball, Danny Racchi takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.

61:27

Rory McKeown has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:04

Danny Racchi produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

58:02

Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

58:02 Booking

Booking Iain Vigurs is given a yellow card.

57:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Iain Vigurs.

56:42

Liam Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin McMenamin. A cross is delivered by Richard Brittain, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Colin McMenamin misses to the right of the target.

56:10

The referee blows for offside against Rory McKeown. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

54:17

Danny Racchi produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

53:26

Ross Tokely challenges James Dayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Racchi takes the direct free kick.

52:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Dayton. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

51:39

Iain Vigurs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McKenzie. James Fowler crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ross Tokely manages to make a clearance.

49:47 Booking

Booking Rocco Quinn goes into the book.

49:31

Rocco Quinn challenges Rory McKeown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Letheren takes the free kick.

47:59

Iain Vigurs shoots direct from the free kick. Effort by Rocco Quinn from a long way out goes over the target.

47:59 Booking

Booking Liam Kelly is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

47:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Kelly on Stuart Kettlewell.

47:19

A cross is delivered by Marc Fitzpatrick.

45:33

Danny Racchi sends in a cross, Shot by Liam Kelly. Clearance by Grant Munro.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:44 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:54

Borja Perez takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser. Corner from right by-line taken by Danny Racchi.

44:46

James Dayton has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

44:46 Booking

Booking Scott Boyd shown a yellow card.

44:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Scott Boyd.

44:14

The ball is swung over by Stuart Kettlewell, Borja Perez makes a clearance.

41:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dayton by Rocco Quinn. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Racchi, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

39:23

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Borja Perez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

38:40

Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.

38:40 Booking

Booking Caution for Grant Munro.

37:50

Marc Fitzpatrick takes a shot. Clearance made by Ryan O'Leary. Floated corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain, Ryan O'Leary makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin McMenamin on Michael Nelson.

36:24

Richard Brittain takes a shot. Liam Kelly makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain played to the near post, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.

35:35

Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

34:49

The ball is sent over by Danny Racchi, save made by Michael Fraser.

34:22

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Nelson. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

33:32

Borja Perez takes a shot.

31:46

Handball decision goes against Richard Brittain. Kyle Letheren takes the indirect free kick.

29:29

Iain Vigurs takes the floated corner, Scott Boyd takes a shot. Save by Kyle Letheren.

27:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain, save made by Kyle Letheren. Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on James Dayton. Free kick taken by Kyle Letheren.

26:05

Manuel Pascali concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Munro. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

25:37

Short corner taken by Danny Racchi from the right by-line.

24:43

Centre by Alex Cooper, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.

23:20

Rory McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Tokely. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

22:09

The ball is crossed by James Dayton.

20:05

The offside flag is raised against Rory McKenzie. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

18:00

The ball is crossed by Rocco Quinn, clearance made by Manuel Pascali.

17:42

Danny Racchi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Fitzpatrick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

16:10

Richard Brittain challenges Borja Perez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan O'Leary restarts play with the free kick.

15:24

Iain Vigurs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Kelly. Free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.

9:56

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs, Header from deep inside the area by Scott Boyd goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2:26

Iain Vigurs has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

1:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Fowler on Colin McMenamin. Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

1:27

Foul by Borja Perez on Iain Vigurs, free kick awarded. Michael Fraser takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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