Scottish Championship
Dunfermline1Ross County3

Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Ross County

Michael Gardyne scores for Ross County against Dunfermline Athletic
Michael Gardyne's strike gave Ross County a 2-1 lead at East End Park

Ross County overcame Dunfermline Athletic to go top of the Championship.

County's Josh Mullin raced on to a Declan McManus pass and lashed a 22-yard shot home before Louis Longridge levelled for the Pars.

Michael Gardyne gave the visitors the lead again before half-time, running at the home defence and netting from the 18-yard line.

And Keith Watson hooked in from Ross Draper's head-flick at a corner to seal the visitors' win in the second half.

Dunfermline had plenty of possession and Aidan Connolly swept a free-kick just wide of goal with six minutes left, and Andy Ryan's low shot was held well by Scott Fox.

But County always had pace and were dangerous on the break as they held firm to take the points.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 16Robinson
  • 2WilliamsonSubstituted forHigginbothamat 66'minutes
  • 5Durnan
  • 6AshcroftBooked at 54mins
  • 3Longridge
  • 28Craigen
  • 17ThomsonSubstituted forConnollyat 79'minutes
  • 19VincentBooked at 22mins
  • 10Longridge
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 15HippolyteSubstituted forRyanat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Higginbotham
  • 9Ryan
  • 11Connolly
  • 20Gill
  • 23Smith
  • 26Todd
  • 27McCann

Ross County

  • 1Fox
  • 2Fraser
  • 15WatsonBooked at 30mins
  • 5Morris
  • 3Kelly
  • 14MullinSubstituted forDowat 88'minutes
  • 6Draper
  • 11Vigurs
  • 8Lindsay
  • 7GardyneSubstituted forKeillor-Dunnat 85'minutes
  • 10McManusSubstituted forGrahamat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Mckay
  • 12Demetriou
  • 17Keillor-Dunn
  • 18Dow
  • 19Graham
  • 21Munro
  • 27Stewart
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
4,949

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Ross County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Ross County 3.

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic).

Iain Vigurs (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Davis Keillor-Dunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Ryan Dow replaces Josh Mullin.

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Davis Keillor-Dunn (Ross County).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Davis Keillor-Dunn replaces Michael Gardyne.

Attempt missed. Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County).

Attempt saved. Michael Gardyne (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Joseph Thomson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Myles Hippolyte.

Attempt saved. Brian Graham (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Gardyne (Ross County).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Brian Graham replaces Declan McManus.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Ross County 3. Keith Watson (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ross Draper.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

Michael Gardyne (Ross County) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Kallum Higginbotham replaces Ryan Williamson.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

Josh Mullin (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Marcus Fraser.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Morris (Ross County).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Booking

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

Iain Vigurs (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Callum Morris.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Josh Mullin.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

Attempt saved. Michael Gardyne (Ross County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jamie Lindsay (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County22004136
2Morton21104224
3Ayr21102024
4Inverness CT21101014
5Dundee Utd21014403
6Dunfermline210145-13
7Partick Thistle210123-13
8Queen of Sth201134-11
9Falkirk200213-20
10Alloa200203-30
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