Ten man Ross County fought back from a goal down to claim a point at Dundee this afternoon.
Craig Curran’s debut goal for County earned them a share of the spoils against the Dark Blues in a remarkable game where the visitors played 83 minutes with 10 men.
Staggies manager Jim McIntyre made three changes to the team which lost the Highland derby to Inverness on New Year’s Day with Joe Cardle, Liam Boyce and new signing Craig Curran replacing Yoann Arquin, Scott Boyd and Graham Carey in the starting 11.
Dundee manager Paul Hartley also rang the changes following his side’s Dundee derby mauling at Dundee United. Goalkeeper Arvid Schenk, who shipped six goals at Tannadice, dropped to the bench along with Thomas Konrad, Willie Dyer and Gary Harkins.
Kevin Thomson, Paul McGinn, goalkeeper Scott Bain and new loan signing from Hibernian, Alex Harris, were their replacements.
But County’s hopes of making a quick start were quickly dashed as they found themselves down to 10 men with just seven minutes on the clock after midfielder Terry Dunfield was red carded for a late challenge on Dundee’s Paul McGinn.
The pattern of play from there was set with County’s backline doing all they could to repel the Dundee waves of attack.
They were largely successful in keeping the home s ide at bay although David Clarkson should have put Dundee ahead when through on goal but he somehow fired into the side netting with goalkeeper Antonio Reguero to beat.
Dundee pushed forward for a second with Luka Tankulic striking the post but from out of nowhere County drew level when Filip Kiss crossed for debutant Curran who slid in at the back post to score the equaliser.