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  • Date:26 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:8,980
  • Brittain (56)
Goal!

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93:22 +3.22

Scott Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Leigh Griffiths.

92:55 +2.55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Cooper on Danny Handling. Alex Cooper receives a yellow card. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

92:36 +2.36

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern, Mark Brown gets a block in.

92:15 +2.15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Brittain. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

90:36 +0.36

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Cairney misses to the right of the goal.

89:09

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Shefki Kuqi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

85:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Eoin Doyle. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

85:02

Rocco Quinn fouled by Gary Deegan, the ref awards a free kick. Shefki Kuqi comes on in place of Tim Clancy. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

78:01

Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Cooper. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

76:55

A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern, Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Brown.

74:33

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Sam Morrow coming on for Gary Glen.

73:47

Eoin Doyle is ruled offside. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

73:23

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

72:42

Inswinging corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

72:14

Jorge Claros takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

71:14

Eoin Doyle has header on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:39

Ryan McGivern takes a shot.

69:47

Mihael Kovacevic goes off and Ross Tokely comes on.

66:53

Mihael Kovacevic takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.

65:42

James McPake challenges Richard Brittain unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McPake receives a caution for dissent. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

65:11

Booking for Tim Clancy.

63:04

Paul Cairney is given a yellow card.

62:35

Mihael Kovacevic is shown a yellow card.

61:32

Jorge Claros is brought on as a substitute for Tom Taiwo. Danny Handling on for David Wotherspoon.

61:07

Scott Boyd fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Brown takes the free kick.

60:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy by Mihael Kovacevic. Gary Deegan takes the indirect free kick.

59:17

Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

57:17

Rocco Quinn fouled by Paul Cairney, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

56:02

Richard Brittain finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Hibernian 0-1 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Marc Fitzpatrick.

55:12

Booking for Scott Boyd for dissent.

54:44

Unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. David Wotherspoon restarts play with the free kick, James McPake takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

52:12

Foul by Tom Taiwo on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Iain Vigurs takes the indirect free kick.

51:50

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Paul Hanlon gets a block in.

50:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Glen on James McPake. James McPake takes the free kick.

47:14

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Paul Lawson coming on for Stuart Kettlewell.

45:55 +0.55

Corner from right by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths.

43:57

The ball is delivered by Marc Fitzpatrick, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

42:22

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Gary Deegan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

41:29

Paul Cairney has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

40:38

Paul Cairney fouled by Mihael Kovacevic, the ref awards a free kick. David Wotherspoon takes the indirect free kick.

39:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Richard Brittain. Leigh Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.

38:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Richard Brittain, save made by Ben Williams.

36:07

The offside flag is raised against Gary Glen. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

35:28

Handball by Eoin Doyle. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.

34:53

Ryan McGivern fouled by Iain Vigurs, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hanlon takes the indirect free kick.

34:04

Foul by Gary Deegan on Stuart Kettlewell, free kick awarded. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

33:39

Leigh Griffiths takes the inswinging corner, Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.

31:27

Marc Fitzpatrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. Leigh Griffiths produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Mark Brown.

31:08

Tim Clancy fouled by Iain Vigurs, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James McPake.

29:58

The offside flag is raised against Iain Vigurs. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

28:49

Corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line, clearance by Mihael Kovacevic.

24:48

Leigh Griffiths takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, James McPake has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

24:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Wotherspoon, clearance by Grant Munro.

21:19

Gary Deegan goes into the referee's book.

16:37

Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Marc Fitzpatrick, free kick awarded. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

15:12

Tim Clancy has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the target.

14:48

David Wotherspoon sends in a cross, Grant Munro makes a clearance.

13:41

The ball is swung over by Tim Clancy.

12:30

Foul by Leigh Griffiths on Grant Munro, free kick awarded. Grant Munro takes the free kick.

10:59

The ball is crossed by Marc Fitzpatrick, James McPake makes a clearance.

10:40

Centre by Gary Glen.

8:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on David Wotherspoon. David Wotherspoon takes the indirect free kick.

7:47

Foul by Eoin Doyle on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

4:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Deegan. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

1:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Tom Taiwo. Iain Vigurs takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Fenlon: We're not a one-man team Pat Fenlon insists Eoin Doyle's equaliser against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday proved the Easter Road side are about more than Leigh Griffiths. The on-loan Wolves striker has captured most of the headlines this season, mostly by notching 13 goals. However, after Killie striker Paul Heffernan had opened the scoring for the home side, Griffiths turned provider when he set up the 24-year-old Dubliner to level from close range with his eighth of the season which gave the visitors a valuable Clydesdale Bank Premier League point. Looking ahead to the visit of Ross County on Boxing Day, Fenlon said: "Doyle, in fairness, he has chipped in with a lot of goals. "He does away with the myth that we are a one-man team and if Leigh doesn't score then we don't play. So I am delighted for him. "He has been brilliant since the start of the season and the one thing he was probably missing was the end product and in fairness to Leigh, he contributed with the other side of the game by setting it up for him. "Leigh does that, when you get goalscorers like him they are usually penalty box scorers but Leigh's general play is very good. "He drops deeper and poses defenders problems, his movement and passing is good and obviously he scores goals." Fenlon will have a look at his squad on Christmas day before naming a team to play the Staggies. He said: "They will take a bit of confidence from Kilmarnock. "Last week's (3-2) defeat against Motherwell was disappointing because if you get beat well you hold your hands up, but to play so well and lose it at the end can affect players. But we showed character to bounce back from it. "We are in on Christmas Day for a training session and then we will get them ready for Ross County. "We will look at where we are and then pick a team." Ross County manager Derek Adams remains upbeat despite having to look back to the start of November for their last win. Saturday's 4-0 Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat by Celtic at Parkhead stretched the Staggies winless run to nine games although they remain six points ahead of bottom side Dundee having played a game more. County last earned three points with a 2-1 home win over Aberdeen almost two months ago but Adams refuses to consider the Highland club's first season in the SPL as anything other than a success. "The players are not in a rut," he said. "They are in the SPL, and for a team like Ross County, it is something we have enjoyed. "We have had an excellent start to the SPL with 18 points in 19 games. "We have only been defeated seven times and that is terrific. "We are probably two points short of where we would be delighted to be. "We would have had a perfect start with 20 points but 18 points is fine and if we can do the same in the second half of the season and a wee bit more we will do well this season. "But we don't have expectations. We have gone from the First Division into the SPL and there is no expectation at our football club." Adams' side put up a decent show in the first-half at Parkhead and might have gone into the interval with an unlikely lead had Rocco Quinn and Alex Cooper not missed good chances. However, any prospects of a shock win ended a minute into the second-half when Celtic skipper Scott Brown slammed the ball into the County goal from 14 yards. Parkhead striker Gary Hooper then helped himself to a brace before substitute James Forrest capped his return to action by grabbing the fourth after being out since October with a hamstring injury. Adams will monitor Cooper who was replaced by Mark Corcoran early in the second-half with a leg injury. He said: "Alex Cooper had to come off injured with a nasty gash to his leg. Everybody else seems to be fine. "We will assess things and take it from there." end

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Ben Williams
  • Tim Clancy
  • James McPake
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Ryan McGivern
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Gary Deegan
  • Paul Cairney
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Eoin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Jorge Claros
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Danny Handling
  • Shefki Kuqi
  • Dean Horribine
  • Bradley Donaldson

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Form Guide

    LLWLLD
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • DLDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 3 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 20/10/2012

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • L Griffiths 9
  • E Doyle 8
  • D Wotherspoon 3
  • P Cairney 2
  • T Clancy 1
  • J McPake 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • D Handling 1

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 4
  • R Quinn 4
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • G Munro 1
  • C McMenamin 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • S Morrow 1
  • G Glen 1
  • S Ross 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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