Lennon spent after nine-goal thriller

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Danny Lennon's St Mirren left it late to beat Ross County
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Danny Lennon's St Mirren left it late to beat Ross County

Danny Lennon admitted that he was emotionally drained following St Mirren's 5-4 victory over Ross County in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Steven Thompson produced a wonderful overhead kick in the final minute to earn all three points for the Paisley side.

Iain Vigurs opened the scoring for County after 10 minutes and despite Thompson's leveller on 39 minutes, Grant Munro restored the visitors' lead on the stroke of half-time.

Three St Mirren goals in the space of 10 second-half minutes turned the game in the favour of the home side. Lewis Guy levelled from the penalty spot, Sam Parkin beat Michael Fraser to net the third and Kenny McLean drilled a low shot from outside the area into the bottom right-hand corner.

County battled back though and Rocco Quinn netted with 10 minutes remaining and then 90 seconds later to level the game at 4-4. As the clock approached the 90-minute mark, Thompson got on the end of Graham Carey's precise cross to beat Fraser in stunning style and earn St Mirren all three points.

"You talk about an emotional rollercoaster. We were behind, we got back into the game, had it won, then lost it and then went on to get a late winner," said Lennon.

"I asked for a reaction after half-time and I felt that I got that - I want to forget the first half, there was so much that didn't please me I wouldn't know where to start.

"It's a very difficult game to digest, I will look it over tonight and tomorrow and try and digest it then."

Ross County boss Derek Adams was bitterly disappointed after his side fell to a last-gasp defeat. Adams felt that defensive errors were costly in his side's second successive loss in the SPL.

"We didn't do well enough defensively today, we lost five goals and could have prevented all five," said Adams. "There shouldn't have been a way back for St Mirren, but that is the nature of football."

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