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  • Date:16 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance:5,750
  • Shinnie (4) McKay - pen (58)
  • Lawson (34)
Goal!

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94mins

Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save made by Antonio Reguero.

92mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, clearance by Gary Warren. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Mihael Kovacevic goes wide left of the goal.

91mins

The referee blows for offside. Paul Lawson takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Sam Morrow takes a shot. Save by Antonio Reguero.

90mins

Short corner taken by Aaron Doran.

86mins

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Steffen Wohlfarth. Paul Lawson takes the free kick.

85mins

Sam Morrow produces a header from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

83mins

Aaron Doran handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

83mins

Iain Vigurs receives a caution for dissent.

82mins

Grant Munro goes off and Gary Glen comes on.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ross by Paul Lawson. Paul Lawson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Raven takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Foul by Scott Boyd on Billy McKay, free kick awarded. Nick Ross is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by David Raven.

75mins

The referee penalises Billy McKay for handball. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Aaron Doran. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

72mins

Alex Cooper replaces Stuart Kettlewell.

71mins

Gary Warren fouled by Steffen Wohlfarth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Raven.

70mins

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Charlie Taylor, free kick awarded. Stuart Kettlewell shown a yellow card. Charlie Taylor takes the free kick.

68mins

Foul by Josh Meekings on Steffen Wohlfarth, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Iain Vigurs from right channel, save by Antonio Reguero.

68mins

Andrew Shinnie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

68mins

The official flags Steffen Wohlfarth offside. Free kick taken by Gary Warren.

64mins

Richie Foran is caught offside. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson from the left by-line, save by Antonio Reguero.

60mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson played to the near post, Owain Tudur Jones manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Scott Boyd concedes a Penalty for a foul on Charlie Taylor. Placed penalty scored by Billy McKay. Inverness CT 2-1 Ross County.

57mins

Long range shot by Iain Vigurs goes wide right of the target.

54mins

Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Evangelos Ikonomou gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Taylor.

52mins

The referee blows for offside against Steffen Wohlfarth. Free kick taken by Antonio Reguero.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Iain Vigurs results in a free kick. Gary Warren takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Charlie Taylor by Sam Morrow results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Taylor.

49mins

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Steffen Wohlfarth coming on for Ivan Sproule.

48mins

Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ross Draper.

45mins

Mihael Kovacevic has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Charlie Taylor. Free kick crossed left-footed by Iain Vigurs from right wing.

41mins

Antonio Reguero comes on in place of Ryan Esson.

39mins

Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Paul Lawson, save made by Ryan Esson. Header from close range by Grant Munro misses to the right of the goal.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Lawson from left wing, save by Ryan Esson.

37mins

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Boyd. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

34mins

Handball decision goes against Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Iain Vigurs, Paul Lawson fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Inverness CT 1-1 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Iain Vigurs.

32mins

The referee penalises Aaron Doran for handball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Lawson from right channel, Ross Draper makes a clearance.

26mins

Effort on goal by Aaron Doran from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Stuart Kettlewell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Iain Vigurs. Charlie Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Michael Fraser.

21mins

David Raven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evangelos Ikonomou. Direct free kick taken by Evangelos Ikonomou.

20mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Billy McKay misses to the left of the goal.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Charlie Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Ross Draper challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy McKay on Scott Boyd. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

16mins

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Vigurs. Free kick taken by Paul Lawson.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, clearance made by Owain Tudur Jones.

12mins

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Billy McKay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Draper.

9mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richie Foran. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Grant Munro. Direct free kick taken by David Raven.

4mins

Billy McKay takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Taylor from the left by-line, Andrew Shinnie gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Inverness CT 1-0 Ross County.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Taylor.

Match Preview

Foran backs Inverness for top-six finish Inverness captain Richie Foran claims clinching a top-six place is the prize at stake for both Caley Thistle and Highland rivals Ross County when they meet on Saturday. The northern neighbours will go head to head for the fifth time this season with each hoping to boost their respective chances of a top-half finish in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League for the first time. But Irish forward Foran believes his side - unbeaten against County this season with two wins and a pair of draws, yet still a point behind their third-paced opponents - can come out on top at the Caledonian Stadium by extending their current four game unbeaten streak in the SPL. He told Press Association Sport: "A top-six place is within touching distance. Another three points out of the next three games would probably confirm our place in the top half. But County are probably thinking the same. "Reaching the top six is massive for Inverness. For the size of the club, the budget, everything that goes against us during the season, it would be a huge achievement. "But it can definitely be done. If we keep doing what we are doing, keep being confident, we can get that three points." County's first season in the top flight has been nothing short of staggering. Derek Adams' side sat second bottom of the table at Christmas but since beating Hibernian on Boxing Day they have won eight of their 11 league matches to rocket up into Europa League qualifying contention. That run has seen the boss tipped to replace Craig Brown as Aberdeen manager, while Caley Thistle's Terry Butcher has also turned down advances this season from npower Championship strugglers Barnsley after guiding his side to the upper reaches of the SPL and the semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup. Foran said: "I have to be honest and say I'm surprised at how well things have gone. I'd like to say I wasn't but I am. "We were in second position for a long time and who would have thought that. Not me. "But we have deserved it and have played some really good football. We are second top scorers in the league. But County deserve to be where they are. It's a surprise at how well both clubs have done but credit us both for doing it. "Everyone one in the Highlands should be very proud of what both clubs have done. There has been some great achievements this year and hopefully both clubs can get into the top six. "We both have a great chance to do it. We will be looking for a win on Saturday but County will probably come here happy to get a draw." Inverness have triumphed twice on home soil this term, winning the SPL opener between the sides 3-1 and then prevailing in a William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round reply by the odd goal in three. The two meetings in Dingwall both ended in draws - a 3-3 thriller in the cup and then this month's goalless stalemate - and Foran admits it could just as easily be feast as famine tomorrow. Grant Munro is determined to end County's wait for victory over Inverness - but he admits the game could be a cagey affair as both sides look to secure a top-six place. Both sides look set to battle for a European spot but they have still to secure a top-six place and with seventh-placed Dundee United at home to bottom club Dundee on Sunday, Munro admits both sides might be looking over their shoulder. The 32-year-old, who scored a stunning volley against league leaders Celtic last weekend, said: "There have been some great games but we've lost a few of them which is not great, so it's something we want to put right. "But with Inverness being at home you would expect them to be favourites on their home patch. "Every game both teams will be going out for the win with both teams having in the back of their minds that if they lose the game it will be a dent in their hopes of getting a top-six place." The defender added: "Neither team will want to lose any ground on each other and there's the top six to aim for as well. It's getting closer, you can almost reach it now. "Both Inverness and Ross County have had a remarkable season so far but there's still plenty more points to play for. Both sides' target is to get a top-six finish and we play each other on Saturday so something's got to give or it's going to be a stalemate again."

Formation:4141Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

Formation: 451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Ryan Esson
  • David Raven
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Josh Meekings
  • Gary Warren
  • Richie Foran
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Aaron Doran
  • Ross Draper
  • Owain Tudur Jones
  • Billy McKay
  • SUBS
  • Antonio Reguero
  • Nick Ross
  • Shane Sutherland
  • Liam Polworth
  • Conor Pepper
  • Jordan Gibbons
  • Daniel Devine

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Form Guide

    DLWDDD
  • Inverness CT
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 02/03/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 05/10/2012

Top Scorers

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 15
  • R Foran 7
  • A Shinnie 7
  • G Warren 5
  • R Draper 4
  • N Ross 3
  • O Tudur Jones 2
  • C Pepper 2
  • A Doran 1
  • P Roberts 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 1
  • S Wohlfarth 1
  • S Ross 1

Goals

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 101
    • Goals per game 54
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 39
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (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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