Scottish Premiership Football News – Ross County Beat Motherwell 3-1

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Scottish Premiership Football News – Ross County Beat Motherwell 3-1
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Among other of last night’s Scottish Premiership football news, Ross County beat Motherwell 3-1 at home on Wednesday.

County took the lead when Sondre Solholm swiped into his own net before the visitors deservedly levelled with Jordan Roberts’ fine 20-yard strike.

The game turned on Tillson’s dismissal just before the hour, but the hosts rallied and regained the lead through Regan Charles-Cook, who then added a third from the spot.

The victory keeps Malky Mackay’s side 10th, and they are now seven points clear of the foot of the table.

But 10-man Ross County were “galvanised” by Jordan Tillson’s red card, despite moving five points clear of the bottom two.

Scottish Premiership Football News – Ross County Beat Motherwell 3-1

Mackay’s side started this game in cagey fashion whereas Motherwell dominated the ball.

The visitors created little with it, though. But they began to threaten more when Kevin van Veen had a near-post effort blocked before Solholm’s header looped over.

County suffered two blows when winger Joseph Hungbo and midfielder David Cancola had to come off injured. And they almost found themselves behind to go along with that bad fortune. Barry Maguire and Van Veen both had strikes from outside the area drift just wide of the right-hand post.

But out of nowhere, the home side gained the lead in first-half stoppage time. The influential Charles-Cook beat Bevis Mugabi on the left before cutting inside and seeing an effort swiped in by Solholm.

In a similar theme to the first half, the away side enjoyed the majority of the ball. But even as they searched for a route back into the game, they struggled to create chances until Roberts’ stunner.

Van Veen broke up the left and fed a ball across. And this allowed Roberts to take a touch and rifle a strike into the top-right corner.

The game looked to have turned when Tillson saw red for a two-footed challenge on Liam Donnelly. But the 10 men of County found another gear.

The hosts capitalised on cheap Motherwell defending as Dominic Samuel’s cross could only be cleared as far as Charles-Cook. The latter finished low past Liam Kelly.

And the County winger sealed an unlikely three points. That was when a cross off Mugabi’s hand allowed the Grenada international to slot a penalty home.

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