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  • Date:12 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:4,108
  • Kettlewell (3) Gardyne (51) Miller (82)
  • Wallace (9)
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92:20 +2.20

Mark Corcoran concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Duffie. Mark Corcoran receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Millar.

90:35 +0.35

Farid El Alagui challenges Gary Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Fraser takes the indirect free kick.

89:21

Richard Brittain challenges Murray Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Murray Wallace takes the indirect free kick.

88:35

Russell Duncan is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Kettlewell.

88:19

Effort on goal by Stewart Murdoch from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

85:50

Richard Brittain fouled by Murray Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the indirect free kick.

84:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Kingsley on Marc Fitzpatrick. Michael Fraser takes the indirect free kick.

84:12

Unfair challenge on Murray Wallace by Gary Miller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Kingsley.

82:26

Gary Miller gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 3-1 Falkirk.

81:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain from the right by-line, clearance by Darren Dods.

77:19

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.

76:53

Rocco Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Fulton. Free kick taken by Mark Millar.

76:10

Ryan Millar on for Thomas Scobbie.

73:07

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain from the right by-line, clearance by Stewart Murdoch.

70:53

The official flags Michael Gardyne offside. Marc Fitzpatrick receives a caution for time wasting. Mark Millar takes the indirect free kick.

70:36

Richard Brittain takes the outswinging corner, save by Michael McGovern.

67:51

Stephen Kingsley replaces David Weatherston.

67:09

Mark Corcoran on for Colin McMenamin.

63:20

Darren Dods is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

62:59

The referee penalises Paul Lawson for handball. Free kick taken by Mark Millar.

61:16

Blair Alston goes off and Jay Fulton comes on.

60:36

Kieran Duffie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

57:36

Colin McMenamin is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Dods.

57:15

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Rocco Quinn, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Grant Munro.

56:19

Foul by Michael Gardyne on Farid El Alagui, free kick awarded. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

55:05

Kallum Higginbotham challenges Michael Gardyne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

54:38

Colin McMenamin challenges Mark Millar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Millar restarts play with the free kick.

53:50

Foul by Gary Miller on David Weatherston, free kick awarded. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

50:10

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain. Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick. Michael Gardyne fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 2-1 Falkirk.Assist by Richard Brittain.

49:34

The referee blows for offside against Colin McMenamin. Michael McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

49:11

Richard Brittain takes a shot.

48:15

Darren Dods takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.

47:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on Kallum Higginbotham. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

46:12

Shot by Rocco Quinn from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

45:31

Shot from just outside the area by Kallum Higginbotham goes over the bar.

45:07 +0.07

Effort from just outside the area by Blair Alston goes over the target.

45:01

Rocco Quinn on for Iain Vigurs.

37:52

Unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Brittain, Shot from just outside the box by Stuart Kettlewell misses to the right of the target.

37:11

Darren Dods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne. Darren Dods is booked. Free kick taken by Paul Lawson.

35:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Scott Boyd. Mark Millar takes the indirect free kick.

34:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Murray Wallace by Richard Brittain. Murray Wallace takes the free kick.

34:00

Richard Brittain goes into the referee's book.

29:32

Unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Kieran Duffie results in a free kick. Marc Fitzpatrick takes the free kick.

28:50

Effort from inside the area by David Weatherston misses to the left of the target.

27:57

Farid El Alagui gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Munro. Grant Munro takes the free kick.

26:32

Farid El Alagui produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

25:04

Header from deep inside the area by Iain Vigurs goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21:00

Shot by Stuart Kettlewell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

19:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Richard Brittain. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

19:21

Iain Vigurs takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Millar makes a clearance.

18:07

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Millar, Richard Brittain makes a clearance.

14:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Scobbie on Richard Brittain. Thomas Scobbie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

12:51

Foul by Farid El Alagui on Gary Miller, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

9:06

Paul Lawson challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Millar takes the free kick. Murray Wallace finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Ross County 1-1 Falkirk.The assist for the goal came from Farid El Alagui.

4:26

Mark Millar takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.

2:40

Stuart Kettlewell scores a headed goal from close in. Ross County 1-0 Falkirk.Assist by Scott Boyd.

Match Preview

Adams playing waiting game Manager Derek Adams is leaving the decision over his starting XI against Falkirk until the last minute after a sickness bug struck Ross County's squad this week. Ten played are suffering from the virus, leaving Adams - who is already without striker Sam Morrow and Steven Craig - with considerable cause for concern. Morrow continues to struggle with a hamstring injury, while Craig is serving the final game of an eight-match ban. Adams said: "We sent four more players home from training on Thursday so I have no idea what team I will be sending out at this stage. "This is the biggest game of the season in Division One so far and it is not ideal preparation but we will just have to get on with things." Falkirk have included fit-again defenders Kieran Duffie and Thomas Scobbie in their travelling party. Those boosts, though, are tempered by teenage midfield starlet Craig Sibbald once again being sidelined with a knee injury. The Bairns will be backed by over 1,000 travelling fans, with technical director and one-time County boss Alex Smith saying: "We are in good shape for this game and have some tough decisions to make over who starts. "It should be a fantastic game between two very good teams and we are going into it with a freshness about us - as our young players keep pleasing everyone - and on the back of a great 4-3 win over Livingston last weekend."

Formation:442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4411Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • Michael Fraser
  • Gary Miller
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Paul Lawson
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Colin McMenamin
  • Richard Brittain
  • Iain Vigurs
  • SUBS
  • Joseph Malin
  • Kurtis Byrne
  • Mark Corcoran
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Russell Duncan

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Match Report

Seventh heaven for County Ross County won for the seventh consecutive league game by defeating second-placed Falkirk 3-1 to stretch their lead at the top of the table. The home side went ahead with their first attack, Scott Boyd crossing for Stuart Kettlewell who planted his header into the bottom corner. But Falkirk hit back in the 10th minute thanks to Murray Wallace's clinical finish after good work from Farid El Alagui. The league leaders went back in front early in the second half after Michael Gardyne neatly converted Richard Brittain's pass. County made the game safe in the last 10 minutes when Gary Miller picked up on the loose ball and swept his effort into the top corner.

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • LWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 27/08/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 30/04/2011
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 05/03/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 06/11/2010
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 14/08/2010
  • Falkirk
  • 1 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 09/04/2005

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • S Craig 3
  • I Vigurs 2
  • G Munro 1
  • C McMenamin 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • S Kettlewell 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Morrow 1
  • S Boyd 1
  • R Quinn 1
  • K Byrne 1

Falkirk

  • F El Alagui 7
  • D Weatherston 3
  • K Higginbotham 3
  • D Dods 2
  • B Alston 2
  • M Wallace 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 28
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Falkirk

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

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