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Live: Ross County trying to come from behind against 10-man Kilmarnock after Kabamba restores hosts' lead


By Andrew Henderson

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Full time: Kilmarnock 3–1 Ross County

90' Burke seals the points for Kilmarnock

The Killie substitute does really well, first moving towards goal on his left foot and then cutting on to his stronger right, and smashing the ball into the top corner.

Surely that means the hosts will be keeping all three points?

90' Booking for Kilmarnock's McKenzie.

Four minutes of added time

88' Reid getting in on the action now, forcing a cracking save out of Rogers after trying to curl one into the net with his right foot.

87' Great effort from Lakin is a whisker away from finding the top corner.

86' Couple of changes for Kilmarnock, as Kabamba comes off for Whitehall and Pinnock is replaced by Burke.

84' What a chance!

Stephen Kelly's delivery from set pieces has been excellent all afternoon, and this one fizzes through a group of players in the middle and falls to Hylton at the back post.

He is on the corner of the six-yard box, but maybe he is taken slightly by surprise that the ball has come to him, and by the time he tries to turn it towards goal he is charged down by a light blue shirt.

78' A free header from Broadfoot – meeting Pinnock's free kick – goes just the wrong side of the post.

75' Great chance for Stewart, who puts the ball over stretching slightly after great work from Reid down the left wing.

68' Kabamba scores from the spot

Kilmarnock have the lead for the second time in the match with 10 men, after Coll Donaldson pulled down a persistent Mitch Pinnock.

Nicke Kabamba stepped up and sent Doohan the wrong way, making it 2–1 to the hosts.

That gives County the opportunity to make a change they had been planning anyway, as Jermaine Hylton comes on for Harry Paton.

64' A short corner this time causes issues in the County defence, with the ball going right across the face of goal to Dicker, who is denied from a tight angle by Doohan.

55' Kilmarnock break up the pitch, and Grivosti makes a crucial sliding interception to put the ball behind.

The County goalscorer immediately signals for treatment though, and Kettlewell is forced to make his second change of the afternoon because of injury, with Keith Watson coming on.

52' Important save from Doohan to deny Broadfoot, who was allowed to bring the ball right up the park from defence.

The second half has kicked off!

One change at the interval as Alex Dyer brings on Zeno Rossi, a natural centre back, in pace of Brophy.

Half time thoughts

What a saving grace that goal from Grivosti could be for County.

When Kilmarnock went down to 10 men so early, the Staggies should have been heavy favourites, but going 1–0 behind was the worst-case scenario as that gave Killie something to defend.

County found it difficult to break them down, and the hosts could even have extended their lead, but now that the teams are back on level pegging Kettlewell can reset his side for the second half.

Half time: Kilmarnock 1–1 Ross County

42' Grivosti gets an equaliser

Stephen Kelly took a short corner to Stewart, and immediately got it back from the County captain.

The change of angle worked, as he then put a good cross into the middle where Tom Grivosti was waiting to head past Danny Rogers.

34' A deep cross from Grivosti finds Stewart, but the move started so far back that he is still only just inside the box, and his header spins wide.

31' County get the ball forward, and Mckay has the time to pick a man out from the left side of the box.

He finds Charles-Cook, who has peeled off at the back post, but though he just about has time to get the ball down he cannot get a shot away before getting charged down by a defender.

27' Tillson injured

The Ross County midfielder looks like he is struggling, and comes off holding his side to be replaced by Billy Mckay. Attacking change by Kettlewell against 10 men.

18' Missed chance for Killie, as Kabamba heads over after making a good run into the danger area.

17' First shot of the afternoon for County, as Stewart pulls the ball back from the left to pick out Kelly's run to the edge of the box, but the young midfielder fires wide.

16' Brophy again shows he is a danger, forcing a save out of Doohan after County fail to deal with a free kick into the box.

14' Brophy heads Kilmarnock ahead

It is poor organisation at the back from the Staggies, and the hosts have a one-goal lead.

Mitch Pinnock kept the ball alive on the left wing after a free kick, and was allowed plenty of time to put a cross into the middle.

He picked out Brophy, who was unmarked in the box and left with an easy header into the near corner from close-range.

9' Findlay sent off

Kilmarnock are down to 10 men after Stuart Findlay has been shown a red card.

Harry Paton sent a ball over the top of Findlay towards Ross Stewart, and though the centre back looked to have cut it out, he stumbled over the ball and took Stewart down trying to recover.

He was the last man, and referee Colin Steven judged that there was no attempt to play the ball, so he has sent the Killie man off.

It could have gone from bad to worse for the hosts as that incident also gave County a free kick 20 yards out, but Charlie Lakin fired over from the good position.

We have kick off in Kilmarnock!

30 minutes to kick off

Stuart Kettlewell makes three changes to his Ross County side, with Oli Shaw and Iain Vigurs dropping out of the squad altogether while Jermaine Hylton has to settle for a spot on the bench.

Charlie Lakin, Stephen Kelly and Harry Paton come into the starting 11 instead in what looks like it could be a 4-5-1 from the Staggies.

Ross Doohan has not been affected by the enforced isolation for 10 members of the Scotland Under-21s camp and returns in goal in place of Ross Laidlaw.

Ross Stewart has the captain's armband with Vigurs and Gardyne missing out and Billy Mckay on the substitute's bench.

Kilmarnock: Rogers, McGowan, Broadfoot, Findlay, Haunstrup, Dicker, Tshibola, McKenzie, Pinnock, Brophy, Kabamba.

Substitutes: Doyle, Waters, Rossi, Taylor, Kiltie, Burke, Whitehall.

Ross County: Doohan, Grivosti, Iacovitti, Donaldson, Reid, Tillson, Kelly, Lakin, Charles-Cook, Paton, Stewart.

Substitutes: Laidlaw, Morris, Mckay, Hylton, Watson, Wright, Williamson.



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