Ross County came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against 10-man St Mirren in Paisley.
Saints had taken an early lead through Jon Obika, however the game turned in County’s favour after former Aberdeen defender Joe Shaughnessy was shown a red card for the hosts.
The Staggies took advantage with Michael Gardyne’s deflected strike restoring parity, however the Dingwall men were unable to find a winner.
County were unchanged from the side which went down 2-1 against Dundee United in their previous outing, with Stuart Kettlewell keeping faith with the same line-up in the hope of getting back on track.
There was precious little in the game during the early stages, however Saints took a scrappy lead on 14 minutes. Kyle McAllister took advantage of hesitant defending by the hosts, threading the ball through to Obika, who was afforded the space to slot low past Laidlaw from 12 yards.
County were dealt a blow when Coll Donaldson limped off with a leg injury on 24 minutes, being replaced by Keith Watson. The Staggies spurned a fine chance to pull level shortly afterwards when Michael Gardyne crossed for Billy Mckay from the right flank, however the striker could not connect with the delivery.
The visitors came even closer, with Ross Stewart clipping the top of the crossbar with a header from Harry Paton’s cross.
County needed sharp reactions from Laidlaw to prevent Saints doubling their lead just before half-time, with the Staggies goalkeeper getting out quickly to block Junior Morais’ effort after he had been played in by Obika.
The Staggies were denied an equaliser just after the break, with Ross Stewart’s header from substitute Regan Charles-Cook’s delivery forcing an impressive outstretched clearance by Richard Tait.
There were chances for both sides, with Laidlaw forced to make an outstanding save from Morais, while at the other end Gardyne saw a strike parried by Jak Alnwick.
The game’s turning point arrived on 62 minutes, with Shaughnessy shown a straight red card by Mike Roncone, despite the referee not initially awarding the foul on Ross Stewart.
County took advantage by levelling eight minutes later, with Gardyne seeing his shot turned into the net with the aid of a huge deflection off Nathan Sheron, after being teed up by Connor Randall’s header.
The Staggies pushed for a winner, with Mckay prodding Gardyne’s delivery wide of target in stoppage time, with the Highlanders forced to settle for a point.