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  • Date:31 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:9,569
Goal!

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The referee blows for the end of the match.

89:01

Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

88:56

Stuart Kettlewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo.

87:29

Header by Melvin De Leeuw goes to the left of the goal.

87:03

Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

86:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Maatsen by Tom Taiwo.

86:13

Darren Maatsen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ivan Sproule.

82:46

Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

82:04

Paul Heffernan comes on in place of James Collins.

81:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Owain Tudur Jones.

80:36

The official flags Ross Caldwell offside.

79:12

The ball is delivered by Danny Handling.

77:38

Richard Brittain has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

76:49

Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian McLean.

71:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan McGivern.

71:00

Graham Carey takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

68:53

Clearance made by Stuart Kettlewell.

68:06

Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

67:45

Ross Caldwell on for Rowan Vine.

66:49

Free kick taken by Brian McLean.

66:33

Owain Tudur Jones challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:27

Shot by James Collins missed to the left of the net.

65:20

The ball is swung over by Danny Handling.

62:26

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

62:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Kevin Luckassen.

60:45

Strike on goal comes in from Liam Craig from the free kick. Mark Brown catches the ball.

59:43

Ben Gordon challenges Danny Handling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:43

Tom Taiwo produces a cross.

56:14

Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

56:07

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Ryan McGivern, free kick awarded.

55:19

Melvin De Leeuw sends in a cross.

54:17

Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

54:09

Rocco Quinn goes off and Melvin De Leeuw comes on.

52:21

Owain Tudur Jones crosses the ball.

50:05

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

47:59

The ball is sent over by Graham Carey.

46:41

Free kick taken by Brian McLean.

46:28

Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Kevin Luckassen, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

46:07 +1.07

Free kick taken by Liam Craig.

46:00 +1.00

Booking for Rocco Quinn for unsporting behaviour.

45:40 +0.40

Header at goal by James Collins strikes the woodwork.

45:26 +0.26

Ryan McGivern sends in a cross.

44:05

Owain Tudur Jones restarts play with the free kick.

42:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Kevin Luckassen.

41:49

Shot by Stuart Kettlewell went harmlessly over the bar.

39:03

Liam Craig produces a cross.

36:12

Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

35:05

Centre by Lewis Stevenson.

33:14

Stuart Kettlewell gets a header at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.

31:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig.

27:15

Graham Carey has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

24:06

Liam Craig takes the free kick.

23:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on Owain Tudur Jones.

23:25

Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

22:56

The referee penalises James Collins for handball.

21:30

Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

21:23

Tom Taiwo fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick.

19:40

Shot by Rocco Quinn went wide of the left-hand post.

18:26

Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

18:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling by Rocco Quinn.

16:26

Mark Brown takes the free kick.

16:16

Foul by James Collins on Brian McLean, free kick awarded.

15:43

Mark Brown takes the free kick.

15:26

Mark Brown manages to make a clearance.

15:10

Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.

13:51

Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

13:46

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern.

11:48

Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

11:44

Foul by Kevin Luckassen on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded.

10:57

Shot by Kevin Luckassen. Ben Williams parries the ball away.

9:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins.

9:06

Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

9:00

Rowan Vine concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brittain.

6:34

Ivan Sproule delivers the ball.

3:09

Centre by Lewis Stevenson.

2:32

The game kicks-off.

2:30

The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern.

2:02

Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.

1:59

The game kicks-off.

1:58

Unfair challenge on Liam Craig by Richard Brittain results in a free kick.

0:99

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Hanlon wary of Sproule threat Hibernian defender Paul Hanlon is determined to prevent former team-mate Ivan Sproule from haunting his old club again when Ross County come calling this weekend. Sproule enjoyed two successful spells at the Edinburgh club, before sealing a move to the Highlands in January. The winger then grabbed the winner when the two sides met in Dingwall last season. Now, as Sproule prepares to make his first visit to Easter Road since quitting Hibs, Hanlon is keen to snuff out the threat this time. He told Press Association Sport: "He came back to haunt us last year when we played them up there. "They won 1-0 and he scored so we know how dangerous he can be on his day. "We will try to nullify that and play well ourselves." The defender added: "It will be good to catch up with him after the game but, beforehand, I will just be concentrating on the game ahead. "He was great for Hibs when he was here in both spells so I'm sure he will get a good reception from the Hibs fans." Hibs and Ross County both endured difficult starts to the new season before picking up their first league wins last weekend. However, Hanlon knows their opponents will still be smarting from their midweek Scottish League Cup loss to Stranraer. He said: "It's going to be a tough game. They will be disappointed after their midweek cup exit and we know it will be a difficult game. It always is against Ross County. "We've just got to look at ourselves and take confidence from last week's performance into this home game. "I don't think we've beaten Ross County in a competitive game so that's one we are looking to get rid of as soon as we can. "There is no better time than this weekend I suppose." FC Istres winger Abdellah Zoubir could be added to the Hibernian after agreeing a loan move subject to international clearance. Scott Robertson is in contention after missing out last week with a knock, while Kevin Thomson is still suspended. Alex Harris, Paul Cairney, Tim Clancy and James McPake remain on the sidelines, with the latter two edging closer to a return. Ross County midfielder Richard Brittain believes the Staggies face a strengthened Hibernian side this weekend as they bid to continue their stranglehold over the Edinburgh club. County beat Hibs in all three meetings last season and have never lost to Pat Fenlon's men, who they knocked out of the Scottish Cup on their way to the 2010 final. Hibs lost their first four games of the season but they have collected four points from the last two Scottish Premiership games and Brittain expects a difficult encounter at Easter Road. He said: "We did really well against them last year but it will be a different test because they have brought in a lot of players over the summer - Kevin Thomson, James Collins up front, Liam Craig has been on a good scoring run. "They are top players and we will need to be on our toes to keep these players quiet if we are to take anything from them." Ross County manager Derek Adams can name an unchanged squad for the Scottish Premiership clash. Adams has an injury concern over Alex Cooper but the young midfielder has not featured in recent weeks. The County boss could make changes following the League Cup defeat at Stranraer.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Ben Williams
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Michael Nelson
  • Paul Hanlon
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Danny Handling
  • Tom Taiwo
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Liam Craig
  • Rowan Vine
  • James Collins
  • SUBS
  • Scott Robertson
  • Alan Maybury
  • Sean Murdoch
  • Jordon Forster
  • Paul Heffernan
  • Sam Stanton
  • Ross Caldwell

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLDW
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • LLLW

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 30/01/2013
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 26/12/2012
  • Ross County
  • 3 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 20/10/2012

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • L Craig 2
  • S Robertson 1

Ross County

  • R Brittain 2
  • S Kettlewell 1
  • G Carey 1
  • D Maatsen 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 5
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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