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Ross County relegated from Scottish Premiership

Ross County have been relegated from the Scottish Premiership after a 1-1 draw with St.Johnstone on Saturday, ending their six year stint in the top flight.

County needed to better Partick Thistle’s result against Dundee to avoid finishing bottom of the league, but Thistle won 1-0 at Dens Park thanks to a Kris Doolan goal securing 11th place and with that a playoff tie against Livingston.

The Highland club took an early lead through Craig Curran who bundled home a Jason Naismith deflected cross after just three minutes played, but in the second minute of stoppage time David Wotherspoon equalised for St.Johnstone to secure the draw and with that sealing County’s fate.

At Firhill, Miles Storey almost put Dundee ahead in the first half as both sides cancelled one another out, but it was the introduction of Kris Doolan in the second half which eased nerves among the Jags fans.

Just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute, Doolan calmly slotted the ball past onrushing keeper Calum Ferrie after latching onto a Steven Lawless pass.

In the Lanarkshire derby, Motherwell beat Hamilton 3-0 at Fir Park thanks to two goals from on loan Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci before defender Tom Aldred added a third to seal the win. Stephen Robinson’s side face Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final next week at Hampden Park looking to stop Brendan Rodgers’ side from winning a historic double treble.

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