It might have taken until the last minute of the match, but Ross County got the winning goal that was thoroughly deserved.
The victory allows a different perspective on things – there is now a healthy cushion of eight points between the Staggies’ mid-table position and the bottom.
The rest of the division is too competitive to afford any complacency, but having 20 points on the board at this stage makes it easy to forget the struggles in the league through late Autumn.
The forwards were supported well by the rest of the team and I felt it was County’s best league performance since August.
There are plenty of individuals to pick out, including Harry Paton and Lewis Spence in the centre who held their own against one of the most well-established midfield pairings outwith the Old Firm. The ongoing tussle between Callum Morris and Eamon Brophy was fascinating to watch: Brophy relishes being tightly marked to out-muscle and turn his opponent but Morris played him wisely.
Kilmarnock had a couple of chances around the 70-minute mark but they were mostly suppressed.
It seemed like one of those days the ball wouldn’t sit kindly, but Lee Erwin had the wherewithal to follow up on his own cannoned shot against the crossbar while everyone else simply watched the drama unfold.