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Scott McDonald scores in Motherwell SP win

Press Association logoPress Association 31/01/2017

Australian striker Scott McDonald was on target as Motherwell moved into the Scottish Premiership top six with a 2-1 victory over Ross County in Dingwall.

McDonald pounced on a Jay McEveley mistake to open the scoring in the 28th minute but the County defender redeemed himself by heading an equaliser six minutes later.

The unmarked Louis Moult headed home from Steven Hammell's inswinging corner nine minutes after the interval and the visitors held on for a crucial win.

Moult had the ball in the County net in the 17th minute but he was flagged offside and the home defence were guilty of giving the ball away too easily as Lee Lucas picked up a loose ball, but his effort was blocked in front of goal.

McDonald came close again a couple of minutes later when he cut inside and blasted a shot over.

Inverness' relegation fears deepened as they lost 3-0 to Ladbrokes Premiership drop-zone rivals Hamilton at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Richie Foran rushed returning frontman Billy McKay back into his Caley Thistle line-up but it failed to produce the spark his Ladbrokes Premiership bottom side were looking for.

They now trail 11th-placed Accies by three points after Alex D'Acol, Grant Gillespie and Rakish Bingham struck to hand Martin Canning's side their first win in 13 league games.

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