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Chalmers: Ross County deserved something from St Johnstone match


By Andrew Henderson


Joe Chalmers believes a 2-2 draw was a fair result between Ross County and St Johnstone last weekend.

The 25-year-old midfielder had put the Staggies ahead early on with his second goal for the club, only for St Johnstone to level before half time.

Matthew Kennedy then controversially put the Saints in front, with County arguing that Billy Mckay had been fouled in the build-up.

Joe Chalmers (left) put Ross County ahead early on against St Johnstone before eventually drawing 2-2.Picture: Ken Macpherson
Joe Chalmers (left) put Ross County ahead early on against St Johnstone before eventually drawing 2-2.Picture: Ken Macpherson

But a Blair Spittal free kick with a little over 20 minutes to go rescued a result, extending County’s unbeaten run to four games.

Chalmers felt the match once again showcased the squad’s character.

“We would have liked the three points, but I think the way the game panned out a point was a fair result,” he reasoned.

“The one thing that the gaffers instil into us is a fighting spirit, to never give up.

“I think many times over the season already you have seen that.

“It’s a great group of boys, we keep going. Even when we’re not at our best we seem to dig out results, and who knows, that could be a big point come the end of the season.”

Chalmers is by no means a prolific goalscorer, finding the net just once last season for former club ICT.

Even rarer for the midfielder though, is scoring with his weaker foot.

“It’s not often I score with my right foot, I’ll tell you that!” Chalmers laughed.

“It just came at me quickly, and I directed it back where it came from.

“Thankfully it went in, but credit to St Johnstone, they came back into it and made it tough for us to get a point in the end.”

Chalmers had eyes on doubling his tally from the free kick Blair Spittal sent past Zander Clark.

“It’s funny, because me and Blair and another couple of the boys, every Thursday we practice free kicks and we have a competition,” Chalmers added.

“I wanted it, but he won it in the end. Maybe if it’s over to the other side of the box it will be my turn next.”



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