He said: “The boy doesn’t need to apologise, we all make mistakes. It’s just so unfortunate we made some costly ones.
“He’s a big lad and he’s well able to take it. He was excellent up until that point.
“It’s a difficult one for him but we’re a team and it’s all about the team; it’s not about individual mistakes.
“We all take responsibility for the defeat, it’s not about an individual or individuals.
“We made a terrible mistake to let them get their second goal.
“And in quick concession we made another mistake. At 3-1 down it’s pretty much game over at that point and then you’re just thinking about personal pride. We thought we could get another goal and get back in the game but when it went to 4-1, it was obviously game over then.
“Fair play to Ross County, I think they deserved it on the day but we’re just so disappointed that we did so well to get it back to 1-1, then threw it away.
“Today was just one of those days, we just didn’t get going at all.
“In the second half we felt we were getting back to our usual selves again. We got the goal, then felt we could go on and win the game.
“Goals change games but when you gift teams goals the way we did in the second half you’ve not really got a leg to stand on.”
Manager Danny Lennon accused the players of lacking in passion but Goodwin reckons there was desire on show, especially at the start of the second half.
He said: “The boys are committed as ever. Every game we go into we always give 100 per cent and we showed that at the start of the second half, so I think it just comes down to the unfortunate mistakes we made.”
He added: “We have a big game to look forward to next week at Hampden and we have to pick ourselves up for it.”