Ross County moved to the top of the Championship after a superb display saw them defeat Dunfermline 3-1 at East End Park.
After Pars striker Louis Longridge had cancelled out Josh Mullin’s excellent opener, goals from Michael Gardyne and Keith Watson sealed the points for the Highlanders to maintain their 100% start to the season.
County made one change from the side that defeated Alloa Athletic 1-0 on the opening day, with Michael Gardyne back from suspension to replace Billy Mckay.
The Pars threatened early on, with Lee Ashcroft bundling an effort off the post from James Craigen’s free kick on 13 minutes, before Longridge struck a shot over from the edge of the box.
It was the Staggies who took a stunning lead on 25 minutes however, with Ross Draper setting up Mullin to hammer a thumping strike high into Lee Robinson’s top-right hand corner from the edge of the box.
It proved short-lived though, with Dunfermline equalising within two minutes when Longridge picked up a loose ball inside the penalty area, before hammering an effort high into the net past Scott Fox.
County could have gone back in front immediately, with Gardyne seeing his curling effort well saved by Robinson after Iain Vigurs’ quick free kick, while at the other end Faissal El Bakhtaoui saw a shot drift wide and Ryan Williamson was denied by Fox from close-range.
The Dingwall men regained their lead for a second time on 42 minutes however, when Gardyne weaved his way into the box before sending a composed 16-yard finish past Robinson.
The Staggies had chances to increase their lead at the start of the second half, with Lindsay’s low shot beaten away by Robinson, before Gardyne saw a looping effort come back off the post.
County’s third arrived on 68 minutes however, with Mullin’s corner knocked down by Draper to set up Watson for a powerful close-range finish to seal the points for Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson’s men.