- Prunty, Taylor
tackling Ross County came to the Excelsior Stadium and took the
three points home to the Highlands.
Airdrie United seemed to be caught by surprise as we struggled
to match the ferocity of the Ross County team, our much-heralded
passing game of pre-season seemed to have been forgotten.
Early in the game, Bryan Prunty and Gary Twigg came close with
headers but that was very much against the run of play.
On twenty-three minutes, Ross County took the lead. Kevin McKinley
knocked a corner from on loan Celtic youngster and Scotland under
19's player, Michael Gardyne, in to the back of the net.
Late in the first half Ross County had the chance to make it two,
but when Airdrie born Sean Higgins chose to pass the ball to Don
Cowie, instead of shooting in to an empty net the Airdrie United
fans sighed in relief as Mark Smyth managed to get back and cleared
were no changes made at half time for Airdrie United and the
match continued as the first half finished.
five minutes of the re-start Ross County were to extend their
lead and force Airdrie United manager Sandy Stewart to change
The Second goal was scored after a Derek Adams pass split the
Airdrie United defence, it allowed Michael Gardyne to go around
Airdrie keeper Robertson before he slotted home for Ross Counties
Sandy brought on Stewart Taylor to replace Stephen McKenna and
pushed him in to midfield, but even that did not help us, as the
ball still seemed to be by passing the midfield.
We huffed and we puffed but it was too late, Ross County sat back
and soaked up all the pressure before trying to hit us on the
The game went on like this until John Underhill blew the final
- J Underhill
game ended Airdrie United 0-V- 2 Ross County
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