St Johnstone’s Guy Melamed competes with Ross County’s Alex Iacovitti

St Johnstone snatched a place in the Scottish Premiership’s top six in dramatic style after Glenn Middleton’s late winner against Ross County.

That goal, coupled with Kyle Munro’s late equaliser for Hamilton Academical at home to St Mirren, means the Perth men will finish in the top half for the second year in a row.

Middleton’s goal rewarded St Johnstone for a dominant 90 minutes.

County are now just two points above bottom-of-the-table Hamilton.

And John Hughes’ men are just a point clear of the play-off spot after Kilmarnock’s win over Motherwell.

More to follow.

Line-ups

St Johnstone

Formation 3-4-1-2

19Rooney18McCann26Craig24Booth

  • 1Clark
  • 5Kerr
  • 6Gordon
  • 4McCart
  • 19Rooney
  • 18McCann
  • 26Craig
  • 24Booth

    Substituted forTanserat 75’minutes

  • 10Wotherspoon
  • 17Melamed

    Substituted forMiddletonat 75’minutes

  • 9Kane

    Substituted forMayat 64’minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Tanser
  • 7Conway
  • 11O’Halloran
  • 12Parish
  • 13Bryson
  • 14May
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Middleton

Ross County

Formation 3-5-1-1

25Donaldson15Watson16Iacovitti

23Naismith24Paton22Tillson19Lakin4Hjelde

  • 1Laidlaw
  • 25DonaldsonBooked at 83mins

    Substituted forHyltonat 90’minutes

  • 15Watson
  • 16Iacovitti
  • 23Naismith
  • 24Paton

    Substituted forShawat 87’minutes

  • 22TillsonBooked at 81mins
  • 19Lakin

    Substituted forGardyneat 63’minutes

  • 4Hjelde
  • 9Mckay

    Substituted forVigursat 63’minutesBooked at 89mins

  • 26White

Substitutes

  • 6Draper
  • 7Gardyne
  • 8Shaw
  • 11Vigurs
  • 14Hylton
  • 17Charles-Cook
  • 18Kelly
  • 21Hilton
  • 44Wright

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, St. Johnstone 1, Ross County 0.

  2. Second Half ends, St. Johnstone 1, Ross County 0.

  3. Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Liam Craig.

  4. Attempt blocked. Jason Naismith (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Hylton.

  5. Foul by Stevie May (St. Johnstone).

  6. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. David Wotherspoon (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Foul by Jordan Tillson (Ross County).

  9. Foul by Stevie May (St. Johnstone).

  10. Jason Naismith (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Jason Kerr (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Jordan White (Ross County).

  13. Substitution, Ross County. Jermaine Hylton replaces Coll Donaldson.

  14. Attempt saved. Stevie May (St. Johnstone) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Alistair McCann (St. Johnstone) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County).

  18. Substitution, Ross County. Oli Shaw replaces Harrison Paton.

  19. Goal! St. Johnstone 1, Ross County 0. Glenn Middleton (St. Johnstone) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stevie May.

  20. Corner, St. Johnstone. Conceded by Leo Fuhr Hjelde.