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Victoria Park, Dingwall (ATT 2,790) 16th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Ross Co Ross County vs Kilmarnock Kilmarnock

Ross Co 1

L Boyce (81)

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Kilmarnock 2

J Magennis (39)
T Obadeyi (56)

Scottish Premiership: Kilmarnock see off Ross County 2-1 for first win of season

Last Updated: 18/08/14 11:30am

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Josh Magennis: Kilmarnock striker celebrates his opening goal against Ross County

Josh Magennis: Kilmarnock striker celebrates his opening goal against Ross County

Kilmarnock claimed their first win of the Scottish Premiership season as they held on to beat Ross County 2-1.

Goals from Josh Magennis and Tope Obadeyi put them on top but they had to hold on for dear life after conceding a goal to substitute Liam Boyce inside the final 10 minutes.

County almost grabbed the lead in the second minute when Yoann Arquin fired in a shot from 35 yards that was deflected over the bar by defender Chris Chantler.

Graham Carey’s effort went narrowly over the bar and he had a free-kick from distance claimed by Killie keeper Craig Samson at the second attempt.

But despite the home side’s pressure, it was Kilmarnock who grabbed the lead six minutes before half-time, Magennis climbing well to head home a cross from Craig Slater.

Magennis headed wide after the interval as Killie pressed for a second, and it came on 56 when Ross Barbour clipped the ball into the back post area and Obadeyi pounced to beat Antonio Reguero.

Slater tried his luck from 30 yards and was close to making it 3-0 before Uros Celcer came close to opening the game up with a left-foot effort saved by Samson.

The home side kept pushing to get back into the match and Carey made a darting run into the box only to be denied by a last ditch tackle by Magennis.

But County were thrown a lifeline in the 81st minute when Boyce got on the end of a deep cross from Cardle to head in from close range.

However, despite a late flurry of activity towards the Killie goal the visitors held out for their first win of the campaign.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 28 66
2 Aberdeen 29 61
3 Inverness CT 29 53
4 Dundee United 28 46
5 St Johnstone 30 44
6 Hamilton Academical 31 42
7 Dundee 29 40
8 Kilmarnock 30 38
9 Partick Thistle 30 34
10 Ross County 30 28
11 Motherwell 30 25
12 St Mirren 30 21

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