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  • Date:06 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Tynecastle Stadium
  • Attendance:10,456
  • Ngoo (48)
    Holt (78)
    Evangelos Ikonomou - og (79) Ngoo (83)
  • Wohlfarth (21) Wohlfarth (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:47 +0.47

Jamie Walker decides to take a short corner.

89:50

Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.

87:17

Michael Ngoo challenges Richard Brittain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick.

86:15

Scott Boyd goes off and Andre Hainault comes on. Gary Glen is brought on as a substitute for Paul Lawson.

85:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ngoo by Paul Lawson. Paul Lawson is cautioned. Free kick taken by Jamie Walker.

84:22

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a save. Shot from deep inside the area by Mihael Kovacevic goes over the bar.

83:22

Michael Ngoo grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 4-2 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from John Sutton.

82:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Holt by Steffen Wohlfarth. Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.

79:54

Evangelos Ikonomou concedes an own goal. Hearts 3-2 Ross County.

79:06 +1.00

Booking for Scott Boyd for unsporting behaviour.

78:45

Jason Holt gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 2-2 Ross County.

74:57

Shot from deep inside the area by Iain Vigurs clears the bar. Rocco Quinn goes off and Martin Scott comes on.

73:17

Jamie Walker decides to take the corner short. Short corner taken by Jamie Walker from the right by-line. Danny Wilson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

72:46

Rocco Quinn is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

70:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ngoo by Scott Boyd. (Hearts) makes a substitution, with John Sutton coming on for Dale Carrick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McHattie. Michael Ngoo is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

69:38

Mihael Kovacevic fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

68:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Iain Vigurs. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

65:21

Steffen Wohlfarth fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Vigurs produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

64:22

The ball is sent over by Jamie Hamill, clearance by Paul Lawson.

63:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steffen Wohlfarth. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.

62:20

Shot by Arvydas Novikovas.

60:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin McHattie, Brad McKay produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

60:08

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin McHattie from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Evangelos Ikonomou.

58:43

Ivan Sproule is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

57:34

Jason Holt challenges Rocco Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Paul Lawson, Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie MacDonald.

56:46

Ryan Stevenson sends in a cross, Jason Holt produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

56:19

Brad McKay crosses the ball, Jamie Walker takes a shot.

55:52

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Walker.

54:40

Corner taken by Paul Lawson, Brad McKay makes a clearance.

53:21

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, Steffen Wohlfarth scores a headed goal from close in. Hearts 1-2 Ross County.Assist by Iain Vigurs.

51:45

The referee gives a free kick against Michael Ngoo for handball. The referee books Michael Ngoo for unsporting behaviour. Iain Vigurs delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

50:33

Foul by Iain Vigurs on Jamie Walker, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

48:48

A cross is delivered by Kevin McHattie, Michael Ngoo finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Hearts 1-1 Ross County.Assist by Kevin McHattie.

47:32

Paul Lawson takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the right-hand post.

47:26

Evangelos Ikonomou delivers the ball, Brad McKay makes a clearance.

45:17

Richard Brittain produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

45:01

Arvydas Novikovas is brought on as a substitute for Mehdi Taouil. Jason Holt replaces Callum Tapping.

42:50

Dale Carrick fouled by Evangelos Ikonomou, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Stevenson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Callum Tapping has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

41:58

Corner from right by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.

40:44

Richard Brittain concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McHattie. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin McHattie, clearance by Rocco Quinn.

35:58

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a fantastic save.

34:27

Drilled shot by Kevin McHattie struck the post.

33:00

Evangelos Ikonomou fouled by Michael Ngoo, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Richard Brittain, save by Jamie MacDonald.

31:10

Shot from 20 yards by Rocco Quinn. Jamie MacDonald makes a comfortable save.

29:27

Dale Carrick has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

28:40

Foul by Evangelos Ikonomou on Dale Carrick, free kick awarded. Jamie MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

28:04

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, clearance by Michael Ngoo.

27:33

Paul Lawson fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

25:57

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald makes a fantastic save.

24:51

Scott Boyd fouled by Michael Ngoo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

23:31

Effort on goal by Jamie Walker from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

23:02

The ball is sent over by Ivan Sproule, Brad McKay manages to make a clearance.

21:20

Steffen Wohlfarth scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Ross County.

20:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Callum Tapping. Booking for Callum Tapping for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Richard Brittain, Michael Ngoo manages to make a clearance.

19:15

Jamie Walker has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Michael Fraser makes a comfortable save.

18:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin McHattie.

17:54

The ball is sent over by Jamie Walker, clearance made by Grant Munro.

17:11

Evangelos Ikonomou has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

16:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by Steffen Wohlfarth. Jamie MacDonald takes the free kick.

14:55

Rocco Quinn challenges Mehdi Taouil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

12:00

Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Walker. Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

10:13

Ivan Sproule sends in a cross, Steffen Wohlfarth takes a shot. Danny Wilson manages to make a clearance.

9:43

The referee blows for offside against Dale Carrick. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Munro.

7:25

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Walker, Close range header by Brad McKay goes over the bar.

7:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Walker, clearance made by Evangelos Ikonomou.

6:57

Jamie Walker crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Boyd.

4:53

Scott Boyd fouled by Michael Ngoo, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

4:20

Paul Lawson produces a cross.

2:55

The ball is sent over by Paul Lawson, comfortable save by Jamie MacDonald.

2:09

A cross is delivered by Michael Ngoo, Evangelos Ikonomou makes a clearance.

1:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on Jamie Walker. Danny Wilson takes the direct free kick.

1:32

Centre by Jamie Hamill, comfortable save by Michael Fraser.

0:32

Ryan Stevenson delivers the ball, Mihael Kovacevic manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

All new for Hamill Jamie Hamill was out injured for so long that he missed John McGlynn's tenure as Hearts manager and is now looking to resume his Jambos career under a former team-mate. The 26-year-old defender suffered a freak training ground injury to his knee last April when Paulo Sergio was Gorgie boss and by the time he recovered to come on as a substitute against Aberdeen last week, the Portuguese manager's successor, McGlynn, had been replaced by coach Gary Locke. Ahead of the visit of Ross County on Saturday in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Hamill discussed the "strange" situation of his former Kilmarnock team-mate being his new boss. "I missed out on John McGlynn, which was unfortunate, it is never easy to see someone lose their job," he said. "I was training under him but couldn't play in any games. "Obviously the new gaffer is in now but it is strange. I played with him at Kilmarnock so it is difficult but you just have to keep repeating it (gaffer) to try to get it to stick in your head. "I am absolutely buzzing for him, though, he is a great guy and hopefully we can produce a result for him on Saturday and into next season because he has put in a lot of hard work over the years in getting his coaching badges. "I haven't played against Ross County yet in the SPL so I am looking forward to it." Hamill revealed his initial instincts following surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament was to fear for his career. "I went to take a touch at training and I heard my knee go and I knew it was serious," he said. "I felt as if I had been shot in the knee with a shotgun. "It was the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and I damaged bits around it. It was the full knee, basically, and meant a reconstruction. "I didn't know what to expect and when I came out of the operation I was thinking 'is this meant to be this sore?' "In the first few weeks you think 'am I ever actually going to get back from this?' Just because of the pain you feel in your knee. "I think there are rods in my knee now but I don't know - I don't deal with that side of it as long as I can run, that's me fine. "There has been a lot of hard work to get where I am now." Darren Barr's ongoing ankle problem means he is unlikely to feature for Hearts. Iain Vigurs and Sam Morrow are both injury doubts for Ross County, but winger Ivan Sproule has been passed fit while Stuart Kettlewell returns from suspension. Ross County manager Derek Adams admits it will be difficult to secure a place in next season's Europa League - but his side will keep on trying to exceed expectations. The Irn-Bru First Division champions sensationally sealed their place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League top six earlier this week in their first season in the top flight. Adams admits his team have surpassed his own pre-season targets - but they will not settle for the fourth place they are in now. A top-three finish would guarantee European football and that is the aim as County prepare to head to Tynecastle. Adams said: "It'll be difficult, but we'll keep on going. "We have done more than we could this season, the aim was to stay in the SPL, but with six games to go we cemented our position in the top six. "So we really excelled this season, and that's great for the players of this football club. "We are trying pick up as many points as we can between now and the end of this season knowing that we've got that top-six status for our first SPL season, but Inverness and Motherwell are ahead and they both are playing very well." Ross County have lost only twice since strengthening in January with the addition of the likes of Steffen Wohlfarth, Evangelos Ikonomou, and Sproule. Hearts have only won one game in 10 but Adams knows the game will not be easy. "Especially at Tynecastle, it's a difficult venue to go to," he said. "They play so well at home, they get balls into your penalty area quite quickly. "Earlier on in the season they had a lot of long throws, and all the final third entries - we have to guard against that." Adams confirmed Paul Gallacher would be in the squad after signing on a short-term deal after being made redundant by Dunfermline. Gallacher was brought in to challenge for the number one jersey after Mark Brown was ruled out for the season with a broken hand.

Formation:442Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

Formation: 451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Jamie Hamill
  • Brad McKay
  • Danny Wilson
  • Kevin McHattie
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Callum Tapping
  • Mehdi Taouil
  • Jamie Walker
  • Michael Ngoo
  • Dale Carrick
  • SUBS
  • Mark Ridgers
  • John Sutton
  • Gordon Smith
  • Jason Holt
  • David Smith
  • Arvydas Novikovas
  • Dylan McGowan

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLWDL
  • Hearts
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • WWDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 2 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 02/02/2013
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 27/10/2012

Top Scorers

Hearts

  • J Sutton 5
  • A Novikovas 3
  • C Paterson 3
  • R Stevenson 2
  • D Grainger 2
  • M Ngoo 2
  • J Holt 2
  • A Webster 1
  • M Zaliukas 1
  • J Walker 1

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 6
  • R Brittain 5
  • R Quinn 5
  • I Sproule 5
  • S Morrow 3
  • G Glen 3
  • G Munro 2
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • P Lawson 2
  • S Wohlfarth 1
  • S Ross 1

Goals

Hearts

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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