Match day, coincidentally we played Ross County 19 years ago to the day today in one of my favourite seasons; Arbroath 2-1 Ross County A brace from Andy Cargill sealed Arbroath's third consecutive home win and lifted them off the bottom of the table. Veteran defender Brian Irvine pulled one back and Steve Hislop twice came close to equalising. But it is Ross County who dropped to the bottom of Division One. Jim Mercer and Stevie Mallan were both out injured for Arbroath, but Colin McKinnon returned to the side. County manager Neale Cooper had three players missing. Pounced on a mistake Richard Hastings and second-choice goalkeeper Ramirez Gonzalez were both injured, while Sean Webb was away on international duty. Former Forfar man Cargill opened the scoring after 43 minutes, finishing off a well-worked move. Cargill then notched his second seven minutes after half-time when he pounced on a mistake by County goalkeeper Tony Bullock to fire home. The visitors did pull a goal back in the 65th minute when Irvine powered home a header from a Hugh Robertson corner. County then threw everything at Arbroath and Hislop was denied by a fine save from Craig Hinchcliffe. In the closing stages, Hislop was inches wide with a header from a Mark Arbroath: Hinchcliffe, Tait, Florence, Rowe, Ritchie, McKinnon, Brownlie, Cargill, Bayne, McGlashan, McInally. Subs: Cusick, Heenan, Arbuckle, Gardner, Wight. Ross County: Tony Bullock, Perry, Fraser, Maxwell, Irvine, Dlutonski, McCormick, Ferguson, Bone, Hislop, Robertson. Subs: Mackay, Boukkra, Cowie, Prest, Shearer. Referee: G Thomson.