It was a removed from snug afternoon for Malky Mackay’s males, who fell behind to Sam Urquhart’s aim early within the second half.
The Jags put themselves into a wonderful place to say a memorable victory, nonetheless their lead lasted simply eight minutes earlier than substitute Dominic Samuel levelled.
Ross County have been pressured to accept two factors in opposition to Buckie Thistle after profitable the penalty shoot-out which adopted their 1-1 draw at Victoria Park.
Though Scott Adams spurned an excellent probability to win it for Buckie, the edges couldn’t be separated in 90 minutes.
It was the Staggies who claimed the shoot-out win, with Ross Callachan netting the decisive spot-kick in a 5-3 win.
Nonetheless it was a difficult begin to the aggressive season for the Dingwall males, who play their subsequent Premier Sports activities Cup tie at residence to Dunfermline subsequent weekend.
County handed 4 of their new signings aggressive debuts from the beginning, with Ben Purrington, Owura Edwards, Yan Dhanda and Jordy Hiwula chosen.
There was additionally an outing for teen Ross Munro in objectives, with newly-signed Jake Eastwood on the bench.
Buckie, whose supervisor Graeme Stewart was serving the primary match of a touchline ban, handed first outings to goalkeeper Balint Demus, Ryan Fyffe and Cohen Ramsay.
The Staggies practically took the lead inside simply 20 seconds, when Edwards teed up Ross Callachan for a low strike which was palmed large by Demus.
Buckie settled into the sport nonetheless, and succeeded in limiting clear openings for his or her Premiership opponents. Edwards seemed to trigger extra issues down the precise hand facet on 16 minutes, along with his menacing wanting ball to the far publish discovering no takers.
A well-worked set-piece practically led to a County opener on 28 minutes, when Callachan’s low free-kick was neatly flicked by Dhanda to arrange Hiwula, nonetheless his drilled effort was touched to security by the Jags defence.
Buckie had their first significant try a minute later, with Sam Pugh taking intention with a swerving shot from lengthy vary which was nicely learn by Munro.
The Staggies continued to push for a breakthrough earlier than the interval, with Ben Paton sending a low effort previous the publish, whereas on the stroke of half-time Hiwula was inches from getting on the tip of an Edwards supply when any contact would virtually actually have resulted in a aim.
It had been a irritating opening 45 minutes for the Dingwall males, who seemed to clean up their assault on the break. Dominc Samuel and Josh Sims have been introduced on, with Dhanda and Jordan White making method.