Ross County won their final Scottish Premiership match of the season, after Partick Thistle had fought back from two down.

Jordan Slew's first goal for County gave the visitors the lead and Yoann Arquin headed their second just after the break.

Lyle Taylor nodded in to reduce Thistle's deficit and then set up George Moncur for the equaliser.

But Melvin de Leeuw's strike secured victory for Derek Adams' side.

With both sides having secured top-flight safety in midweek, the result served only to confirm their final positions in the league. County finish seventh, three places above Thistle.

Having shed the pressure of trying to avoid the play-off spot, these sides served up an enthralling end-of-season encounter.

Lyle Taylor heads home as Thistle reduce the deficit

Lyle Taylor heads home as Thistle reduce the deficit

Slew dragged an effort wide in 16 minutes after some neat footwork in the area, and four minutes later he finally broke his duck for the Dingwall men.

The on-loan Blackburn Rovers striker collected an Arquin pass, beat Conrad Balatoni and then fired low past Scott Fox.

Just before the break, County midfielder Alex Cooper tested Fox with a drive from distance which the Partick keeper palmed up into the air. As the ball dropped, Slew headed off the post and collided with Fox, and while the County man escaped with a bandaged wrist, the Jags goalkeeper had to go off, with Paul Gallacher brought on.

The visitors doubled their lead three minutes after the interval, as Arquin rose to power home a header from Graham Carey's free-kick.

Taylor then sparked Jags' revival, making full use of a few yards of space in the area to head past Mark Brown from Christie Elliott's delivery.

The goalscorer turned provider as the hosts hauled themselves level in 73 minutes. He collected a Kallum Higginbotham pass and produced a clever back heel for Moncur, who drilled the ball beyond Brown.

Staggies edged ahead again four minutes later, though.

Dutchman De Leeuw turned inside Taylor and had a dig that took a deflection off James Craigen and flew past Gallacher.

Partick piled forward late on in search of an equaliser but the Staggies stood strong to ensure they headed north with all three points.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Partick Thistle

  • 01 Fox (Gallacher - 46' )
  • 16 McMillan
  • 06 Balatoni Booked
  • 22 Fraser
  • 15 Mair
  • 13 Gabriel (Lawless - 45' )
  • 14 Elliott
  • 07 Craigen
  • 21 Taylor
  • 23 Higginbotham Booked
  • 28 Erskine (Moncur - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Lawless
  • 12 Gallacher
  • 17 Moncur
  • 30 Keenan
  • 31 Wilson
  • 33 McDaid
  • 39 Colina Dominguez

Ross County

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Cikos
  • 03 Gordon
  • 10 Quinn
  • 05 Boyd
  • 28 Songo'o
  • 16 Cooper (Klok - 93' )
  • 07 Kiss Booked
  • 27 Arquin (De Leeuw - 69' )
  • 25 Slew (Maatsen - 79' )
  • 23 Carey Booked

Substitutes

  • 11 De Leeuw
  • 14 Maatsen
  • 18 Klok
  • 20 Fraser
  • 21 McLean
  • 24 Dingwall
  • 26 Oikonomou
Ref: Bobby Madden
Att: 4,390

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

5 4

Corners

7 5

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Partick Thistle 2, Ross County 3.

90:00 +3:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Partick Thistle 2, Ross County 3.

90:00 +3:17

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +2:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Marc Klok replaces Alex Cooper.

90:00 +1:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +1:43 Booking

Booking Conrad Balatoni (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

90:00 +0:06

Delay in match Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) because of an injury.

88:24

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Erik Cikos.

86:56 Booking

Booking Graham Carey (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

86:51

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:51

Foul by Graham Carey (Ross County).

81:18

Attempt blocked. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:42

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:42

Foul by Darren Maatsen (Ross County).

79:35 Booking

Booking Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) is shown the yellow card.

79:30

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle).

79:30

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Darren Maatsen replaces Jordan Slew.

78:11

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

78:11

Rocco Quinn (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Ross County 3. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

76:05

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by James Craigen.

75:31

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Lee Mair.

74:33

Attempt saved. Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Partick Thistle 2, Ross County 2. George Moncur (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lyle Taylor.

68:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Melvin De Leeuw replaces Yoann Arquin.

67:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. George Moncur replaces Chris Erskine.

67:02

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Mark Brown.

66:15

Attempt saved. Steven Lawless (Partick Thistle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62:12

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

61:27 Booking

Booking Filip Kiss (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

61:17

Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:17

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

57:25

Conrad Balatoni (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:25

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Ross County).

54:41

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

51:30

Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:10

Jordan McMillan (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:10

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Ross County).

50:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Partick Thistle 1, Ross County 2. Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christie Elliott.

47:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Partick Thistle 0, Ross County 2. Yoann Arquin (Ross County) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey.

47:10

Foul by Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle).

47:10

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Partick Thistle 0, Ross County 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Steven Lawless replaces Gabriel Piccolo.

45:00 +4:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Partick Thistle 0, Ross County 1.

45:00 +3:32

Attempt missed. Conrad Balatoni (Partick Thistle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +2:56

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

45:00 +2:13

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +2:13

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Partick Thistle).

45:00 +0:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Partick Thistle. Paul Gallacher replaces Scott Fox because of an injury.

41:09

Attempt saved. Alex Cooper (Ross County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:30

Foul by Ben Gordon (Ross County).

39:30

Christie Elliott (Partick Thistle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:11

Attempt missed. Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

35:26

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by James Craigen.

32:51

Corner, Partick Thistle. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

31:37

Attempt missed. Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

26:13

Attempt missed. James Craigen (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

21:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Partick Thistle 0, Ross County 1. Jordan Slew (Ross County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rocco Quinn.

20:03

Attempt missed. Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

19:02

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

17:41

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:41

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Partick Thistle).

15:47

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Ross County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

8:14

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:14

Foul by James Craigen (Partick Thistle).

7:20

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

2:27

Jordan Slew (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:27

Foul by Gabriel Piccolo (Partick Thistle).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers