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Rugby Park (ATT 3,582) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Stephen Finnie

Kilmarnock Kilmarnock vs Ross County Ross Co

Kilmarnock 2

K Boyd (17)
J Irvine (71)

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Scottish Premiership: Kilmarnock earn first win of the season against Ross County

Last Updated: 19/10/13 6:21pm

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Jackson Irvine: Netted in Kilmarnock's victory over Ross County

Jackson Irvine: Netted in Kilmarnock's victory over Ross County

Kilmarnock earned their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 success over Ross County at Rugby Park.

Kris Boyd and on-loan midfielder Jackson Irvine netted to allow manager Allan Johnston to enjoy the winning feeling for the first time since taking the job in the summer.

Killie struck on 17 minutes when Michael Gardyne's header dropped to Boyd, whose initial effort was blocked by Scott Boyd before the striker slid in the knock home the rebound.

Boyd sent a volley over the County bar seven minutes later and Brian McLean scrambled the ball off the line from a Darren Barr header at the back post.

Gardyne send Boyd through with a superb pass just after the break and this time the striker lobbed the ball on to the bar.

County were almost level when a slip from Craig Samson presented defender Mihael Kovacevic with a clear strike but the Killie keeper redeemed himself with an instinctive block.

The home team settled the match when Barry Nicholson rolled the ball square at a free-kick for Irvine to curl home a beautiful strike.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 34 82
2 Aberdeen 34 74
3 Inverness CT 33 55
4 St Johnstone 34 51
5 Dundee United 33 49
6 Dundee 34 44
7 Hamilton Academical 34 46
8 Partick Thistle 34 41
9 Kilmarnock 34 38
10 Ross County 34 37
11 Motherwell 34 31
12 St Mirren 34 24