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  • Date:21 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:4,059
  • De Leeuw (88)
    Brittain (90)
  • Paterson (23)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

91:59 +1.59

Richard Brittain scores with a header. Ross County 2-1 Hearts.Melvin De Leeuw provided the assist for the goal.

91:01 +1.01

The official flags Steven Ross offside.

89:24

Clearance made by Jamie Hamill.

89:16

Corner taken by Richard Brittain.

88:06

Melvin De Leeuw scores a headed goal. Ross County 1-1 Hearts.Richard Brittain provided the assist for the goal.

86:58

Sam Nicholson on for Jamie Walker.

84:04

Callum Paterson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

83:47

Jason Holt takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

81:47

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

81:36

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Jamie Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:09

Jamie Hamill takes a shot. Mark Brown safely holds on.

77:39

Gary Glen on for Ivan Sproule.

76:40

David Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Billy King.

74:02

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Melvin De Leeuw coming on for Rocco Quinn.

73:29

Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line.

72:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Kevin McHattie.

71:16

Jason Holt takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

69:21

Ben Gordon produces a cross.

67:37

Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.

67:30

Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Dylan McGowan.

65:14

Corner taken by Richard Brittain.

63:54

Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.

63:41

Ivan Sproule fouled by Jamie Walker, the ref awards a free kick.

59:15

Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

58:46

Foul by Rocco Quinn on Scott Robinson, free kick awarded.

58:23

Unfair challenge on Scott Boyd by Callum Paterson results in a free kick.

57:39

Richard Brittain takes a shot.

56:20

A cross is delivered by David Smith.

54:07

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Walker.

51:42

David Smith crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:32

Mihael Kovacevic concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum Paterson.

49:16

Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.

49:07

Graham Carey is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

48:28

Graham Carey challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:18

Richard Brittain crosses the ball in from the free kick.

47:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Kevin McHattie.

The second half begins.

46:19 +1.19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robinson on Richard Brittain.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:47 +0.47

Rocco Quinn takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

44:11

Mark Brown takes the free kick.

44:06

David Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon.

43:13

Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.

42:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Carey on Jamie Hamill.

40:26

The referee blows for offside.

38:48

Kevin McHattie delivers the ball.

36:46

Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

36:08

David Smith fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick.

34:28

Header by Brian McLean goes over the bar.

33:48

The ball is swung over by Ivan Sproule.

33:07

Steven Ross fouled by Brad McKay, the ref awards a free kick.

31:47

Callum Paterson takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

31:09

Scott Boyd takes the free kick.

30:08

Free kick taken by Dylan McGowan.

30:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dylan McGowan by Steven Ross.

26:51

Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

26:46

Foul by Callum Paterson on Scott Boyd, free kick awarded.

23:29

Callum Paterson scores with a right foot finish. Ross County 0-1 Hearts.Kevin McHattie provided the assist for the goal.

21:47

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

21:08

David Smith crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20:51

Foul by Mihael Kovacevic on Jamie Walker, free kick awarded.

17:58

Steven Ross takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

15:23

Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

15:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by Jamie Hamill.

14:12

Kevin McHattie takes the free kick.

14:04

Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McHattie.

13:14

Kevin McHattie challenges Ivan Sproule unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:48

Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill.

10:40

Scott Boyd challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:17

The ball is swung over by Graham Carey.

8:37

Shot by Richard Brittain went wide left of the goal.

6:57

Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

6:51

Stuart Kettlewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Robinson.

4:37

Kevin McHattie restarts play with the free kick.

4:31

Foul by Richard Brittain on Kevin McHattie, free kick awarded.

2:32

Unfair challenge on Scott Boyd by Danny Wilson results in a free kick.

2:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Smith.

1:00

Free kick taken by Jamie MacDonald.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

Kettlewell has confidence in County Stuart Kettlewell is confident Ross County will find their form once their refurbished squad gels together. The Dingwall side finished fifth in their first season in the top flight but after a big turnaround in their playing staff over the summer, they have struggled since the start of the campaign. A 4-2 defeat at home to Dundee United last week left them with just four points from six games and sitting in ninth place. However, the 29-year-old midfielder, looking forward to the home Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts on Saturday, is confident that they will soon be back on track. He said: "We would have hoped for a better start than what we have had but I am more than confident with the group of players here that we can go on a good unbeaten run and move ourselves up this division. "We have had a couple of good performances this season but when players get used to how each other play, I am pretty sure that the boys who came in are going to make a big impact. "I know we have been together for a couple of months now but sometimes these things take time. "We started off with a few draws last season and there were a couple of defeats in there as well. "We came good in January but you can come good at any point and one good win could set us to maybe going on a run of picking up points." Hearts began the season with a 15-point deduction and with a registration embargo for entering administration but have reduced that to minus eight. Kettlewell has seen enough spirit and determination of the youthful Hearts side to believe they will be a threat but the former Queen's Park and Clyde player is looking for County to have learned lessons from last week's 4-2 defeat to United. He said: "Hearts have made a good start to the season with a young hungry side. "Their financial troubles are well documented and that possibly, has inadvertently given them a lift. "But we have taken the positive from Dundee United last week and we feel we could have had a couple of more goals than we did. "We have been working on a few things and hopefully we will get a positive result." County are without striker Orhan Mustafi for the Scottish Premiership clash against Hearts, with the on-loan Grasshoppers striker having suffered a broken toe which is expected to keep him out for three to four weeks. Hearts teenager Jordan McGhee believes his game is already benefiting from the opportunities thrust upon him because of the club's financial crisis. The 17-year-old headed the winner against Aberdeen last month on his second first-team appearance after being brought on at right-back when 20-year-old Kevin McHattie was sent off. With McHattie and captain Danny Wilson suspended, McGhee started his first game at the following week against Inverness and was soon making his debut for Scotland Under-21s, earning praise from coach Billy Stark despite a 4-0 European qualifying defeat in Holland. With manager Gary Locke having only two outfield players aged over 21 - Jamie Hamill and the currently injured Ryan Stevenson - McGhee and his young team-mates have been handed the task of helping Hearts overhaul a 15-point penalty for going into administration. And McGhee, speaking ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash with Ross County, said: "It's different class being given the opportunities I have had so far. "Players like Hamill, Stevenson and Danny Wilson and last season Webby (Andy Webster) have helped me gain experience in training and helped me get better. "But it's great getting the opportunities I probably wouldn't have had if the club wasn't in the situation it is in. "I was just concentrating on doing well for the under-20s and having a good solid season for them but obviously the gaffer has given me the call to train with the first team and get playing experience. "It has helped me already, getting picked to play for Scotland. I got a message saying I was picked for the under-19s and a few days later I got a phone call telling me I was going away with the 21s. "It's an honour playing for your country at any age group but the 21s is a different level, especially playing in a qualifier against Holland."

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 433Manager: Gary Locke

Hearts

  • Mark Brown
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Brian McLean
  • Scott Boyd
  • Ben Gordon
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Richard Brittain
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Graham Carey
  • Steven Ross
  • SUBS
  • Branislav Micic
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • Grant Munro
  • Darren Maatsen
  • Gary Glen
  • Michael Fraser
  • Steven Saunders

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Form Guide

    LLLWDL
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Hearts
  • LWDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Hearts
  • 4 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 06/04/2013
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 2
  • Hearts
  • 02/02/2013
  • Hearts
  • 2 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 27/10/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • R Brittain 2
  • S Kettlewell 1
  • R Quinn 1
  • I Sproule 1
  • G Carey 1
  • D Maatsen 1

Hearts

  • J Walker 2
  • J Holt 1
  • C Paterson 1
  • J McGhee 1

Goals

Ross County

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

Hearts

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

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