Owen Coyle obtained off to a profitable begin within the Ladbrokes Premiership as his Ross County aspect coasted to a 2-Zero victory at Kilmarnock.
The previous Burnley, Blackburn and Bolton supervisor was appointed on Wednesday following the shock departure of Jim McIntyre and slotted straight into his new function with a snug win.
Objectives from Craig Curran and Kenny van der Weg – his first for the membership – have been sufficient to safe a win in opposition to a struggling Kilmarnock aspect, who stay and not using a win and are underneath rising strain.
It was a scrappy begin to the sport, with each side bereft of seemingly confidence in possession.
The hosts regarded significantly weak to crosses from the best, and Andrew Davies wasted a positive alternative within the 12th minute when he discovered himself unmarked within the space following a free kick, however was unable to direct his header goalwards.
Jordan Jones – who has been referred to as as much as the Northern Eire squad to face Germany and Norway – confirmed his promise with a positive break upfield earlier than the ball discovered Adam Frizzell, however the midfielder was unable to seek out Lee Erwin inside the world to the frustration of the house help.
Frizzell then noticed a rasping shot go narrowly over the bar with the keeper flapping, earlier than Ross County started to realize a maintain of the sport with Michael Gardyne testing Jamie MacDonald earlier than Curran opened the scoring.
The ahead drifted into the field and was discovered by an excellent Davis Keillor-Dunn cross, and planted a positive header again throughout objective and into the underside nook to ramp up the strain on Killie boss Lee McCulloch.
The hosts threatened intermittently, however went into the break two objectives down as Van der Weg raced onto a free ball and dinked the ball over the onrushing MacDonald on the slide to open up a deserved two-goal cushion for Coyle’s males.
Kris Boyd got here off the bench on the break and the swap to 2 up entrance appeared to assist the hosts.
The veteran might have pulled one again on the hour solely to utterly miss-kick from six yards because the ball bounced again off his standing leg, earlier than header over from a nook.
The Staggies have been on the again foot for a lot of the second half, however have been hardly ever troubled on the again and will have furthered their lead by way of Jamie Lindsay and Davies.
The sport drifted in direction of the top regardless of Killie’s greatest efforts, leaving McCulloch underneath rising strain at Rugby Park.