Ross County picked up their first cinch Premiership win of the season in extraordinary fashion beating Dundee 5-0 at Dens Park, scoring four goals in the first period.
The pursuit for Malky McKay’s side started on 18 minutes with Harry Clark replicating his weekend exploits with another fine finish, the on-loan Arsenal defender burst past Jordan Marshall before curling a lovely effort into the top corner with the outside of his right foot.
Adam Legzdins and Lee Ashcroft then gifted County a second goal after 27 minutes, with no danger imminent the Ashcroft’s back pass is slack and allows Jordan White to close down the Dundee keeper, his attempted clearance fell straight to Ross Callachan who finished neatly to put the away side in control.
The wonder strikes kept coming for Ross County and it was Joseph Hungbo this time getting in on the act from the best part of 30 yards out! It squeezed right inside the top corner to give Adam Legzdins no chance, huge disappointment for Dundee but a sign of how Ross County fared in the 1st period as they were exceptional at any given opportunity.
Ross County went 4-0 with Ross Callaghan yet again causing problems who fizzed a ball in from the right which Adam Legzdins palms away which Connor Randall then returned back into the box for the waiting Regan Charles-Cook to tuck away from close range.
Former Gillingham midfielder Regan Charles-Cook completed the scoring for the visitors after the winger took one touch to set himself and then tucked it neatly into the bottom corner which rounded off the scoring and the perfect night for Malky McKay’s side.
With Ross County picking up their first win of the season in sublime fashion, here are things we learned:
Going 4-0 up at half time at Dens Park was phenomenal for Ross County and adding a fifth in the second half put the icing on the cake, County will be looking at this outcome as a possible springboard for the rest of the season considering the tough start they have captured to the season.
They were a lot of people’s prediction to go down but if County don’t go down this season, they can go back to this result with gratitude. It speaks volumes of the victory also as this was Ross County’s biggest Premiership win.
There’s no other way to put it, the first half in particular, it looked a strong team on paper but a number of defensive frailties made this a night to forget for the Dark Blues and St Mirren is an opportunity to rectify things on Saturday.
Time up for McPake?
There’s a lot of unhappy Dundee fans on social media and an incensed Dundee support, it’s a worrying picture from a club that normally back their managers courtesy of the tutelage of John Nelms and Tim Keyes and McPake has been backed through every adversity but will the scrutiny from the Dundee support be too much? Every possibility.
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