Tales Of The Unexpected
St Mirren and Ross COunty entertained the fans yesterday and scored none goals in the process.
Not many people would have bet on Saturday's game in Paisley ending up with nine goals being scored. The Buddies were the ones to pick up three points rather than visitors Ross County thanks to scoring the odd goal in the last minute. Manager Danny Lennon has told the club's fans to continue to expect the unexpected after the win. Steven Thompson was the final gaol hero with a magnificent last-minute overhead kick. Iain Vigurs opened the scoring for County after 10 minutes and despite Thompson's equaliser in the 39th minute, Grant Munro restored the visitors' lead on the stroke of half-time. Three St Mirren goals in the space of 10 minutes turned the game in the favour of the home side as Lewis Guy levelled from the penalty spot, Sam Parkin beat Michael Fraser to score the third and Kenny McLean drilled a low shot from outside the area into the bottom right-hand corner. County refused to give up, however, and Rocco Quinn scored with 10 minutes left and again 90 seconds later to level the game at 4-4. However, as the clock approached the 90-minute mark, Thompson got on the end of Graham Carey's precise cross to beat Fraser in stunning style and earn St Mirren all three points. Lennon said: "You play lovely football, you've got the fans at the edge of their seat and then, five seconds later, it's in the back of your net. That is us, and we will continually do that. That's what that performance was all about. It's a very, very difficult game to digest. I thought the two subs (Sam Parkin and Kenny McLean) that came on, it was written for them, that the two of them went on and scored two wonderful goals." Derek Adams was not looking forward to the journey home after losing their second SPL game in a row. The visitors looked like they had done enough to fight back to secure at least a point. However, it was not to be and Adams is hoping the disappointment will spur his side on to another run of good form. The Dingwall side's manager said: "That's the first time we've conceded five since we lost to Hamilton in Division One and we all know what happened after that - we went 40 games unbeaten so maybe it's an omen. It was a very good start from us and we dominated the first half but we haven't done well enough defensively. All five goals we conceded were preventable so from that point of view St Mirren got out of jail when there shouldn't have been a way back for them after the first half. Of course, we should have taken a point after getting it back to 4-4. We've thrown away a point last week against St Johnstone and given St Mirren three points."
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