Football - Lomas: We could have won

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas felt his side deserved something from the match against Ross County but admitted opposing goalkeeper Mark Brown had the measure of them.

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Ivan Sproule scored the only goal as County claimed a 1-0 victory, ending Saints' two-game winning run.

"On every statistic in the game we were miles ahead - possession, corners, shots, territory," Lomas said.

"But it is difficult when you concede the first goal. They are hard to break down, they camp in and get five behind the ball in midfield.

"However, I can't fault my players' effort and their willingness to try and play football the right way on a poor pitch.

"I thought we knocked it about really well, but didn't create as many chances as our possession should have brought.

"Their goalkeeper got the official man of the match award and that tells you something.

"All credit to Ivan Sproule for the goal but we were disappointed with the goal because we knew the first goal would be critical.

"It just lets them camp in and the onus is on you to try and break them down."

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