It was a case of deja vu for Ross County who came from a goal behind at half time for the second consecutive week to claim all three points against a well drilled Kilmarnock side at the Highland Football Academy, who had a man sent off prior to the County goals being scored.
Goals from substitutes Davis Keillor-Dunn and Russell Dingwall in the last ten minutes of the game cancelled out Jamie Cobain’s strike midway through the first half to maintain County’s 100% start to their Development League campaign.
Killie looked the more dangerous in the opening stages from the counter attack with Flo Bojaj at the centre of it all. His flick on towards goal for Lewis Morrison was an early danger sign as his effort narrowly drifted over McCarey’s goal.
Moments later his delightful through-ball played Scott McLean through on goal but an excellent recovery block from David Brownlie prevented a shot on goal.
The warning signs were there for the home side and they eventually fell behind from the unlikely source of Jamie Cobain. County failed to clear their lines from McLean’s corner with the failed clearance landing to Cobain who rifled into the roof of the net from 6 yards.
Ross County’s physicality was causing havoc amongst the Kilmarnock defence and they almost got back on level terms on two occasions.
Sam Morrison’s far post header from an Ian McShane corner clattered onto the post with the resulting corner picking out Sam Morrison again, this time his header across the face of goal couldn’t be converted by Ross MacIIver who blazed over from six yards.