Ross Laidlaw’s heroics ensured Ross County escaped Rugby Park with a point in a 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock.
Laidlaw bailed his side out with a string of key savings, including keeping out an Osman Sow penalty in the second half.
The visitors were poor and struggled to threaten the Killie goal but took a point back to Dingwall thanks to the performance of their goalkeeper.
County made two changes from the 2-1 win over Motherwell, with Harry Paton and Liam Fontaine dropping out for Joe Chalmers and Blair Spittal.
It was Michael Gardyne, back at the ground where he spent a loan spell in 2013-14, who had the first chance, lashing over after good work by Ewan Henderson.
Kilmarnock probed well and showed some encouraging signs in the early exchanges, with Liam Millar worrying Laidlaw with a shot that crept past the far post.
Laidlaw was called upon during a sustained spell of Killie pressure to deal with an Alex Bruce header, which he got down to tip away from goal.
Much of the running was being done by the home side and they could have been in front by the half-hour mark. Laidlaw was required to beat away a Mohamed El Makrini strike from the edge of the box while the influential Rory McKenzie smacked the inside of the post.
The second half did not start much better for County as again Laidlaw was there to keep the scores level. Osman Sow headed the ball across where Bruce met it firmly, only for Laidlaw to stick out a hand to block.
County had altered little at half-time and were still under the cosh from Angelo Alessio’s side. Gary Dicker fed Sow and from the edge of the area he took aim, with Laidlaw moving sharply to prevent the ball dipping into the far corner.
Killie wasted a glorious opportunity to go in front on 65 minutes, after Alan Newlands penalised Marcus Fraser for a lunge on Liam Millar. Sow took responsibility from the spot but his effort was tame, allowing Laidlaw to gather the ball easily with the save.
The Staggies were denied a goal with six minutes to go when Gary Dicker blocked Brian Graham’s effort, after Killie had only half-cleared Josh Mullin’s corner.
Graham had a half-chance in the closing moments, heading Harry Paton’s deep cross high over the top, but anything other than a point would have been harsh on Killie.