skip to content
Ben Gordon manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Danny Haynes challenges Filip Kiss unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Graham Carey challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Graham Carey is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Slew.
Jordon Forster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yann Songo'o.
Yoann Arquin is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
The ball is sent over by Liam Craig.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Erik Cikos.
Danny Haynes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Cummings.
The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern.
Shot by Jordan Slew went over the bar.
Centre by Lewis Stevenson.
Yoann Arquin produces a cross.
James Collins is caught offside.
James Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Handling.
Richard Brittain challenges Sam Stanton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jason Cummings has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Lewis Stevenson sends in a cross.
Jordan Slew has an effort at goal.
Foul by Yoann Arquin on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded.
Alex Cooper challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Melvin De Leeuw leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Cooper.
Scott Robertson challenges Melvin De Leeuw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Alex Harris goes off and Duncan Watmore comes on.
Penalty scored by Richard Brittain. Ross County 1-0 Hibernian.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Slew by Scott Robertson.
Clearance by Ryan McGivern.
Erik Cikos delivers the ball.
Shot by Alex Harris. Mark Brown safely holds on.
Rocco Quinn replaces Stuart Kettlewell.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Robertson.
Melvin De Leeuw delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
Ryan McGivern challenges Jordan Slew unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Melvin De Leeuw challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Richard Brittain takes a shot. Ben Williams catches the ball.
Scott Boyd takes the free kick.
Jason Cummings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Boyd.
Sam Stanton has an effort at goal. Scott Boyd gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
Filip Kiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Cummings.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line.
The second half kicks off.
The offside flag is raised against Jordan Slew.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Richard Brittain.
Corner taken by Alex Harris from the left by-line.
Sam Stanton fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick.
Yoann Arquin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.
Richard Brittain crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Craig on Richard Brittain.
Foul by Scott Robertson on Melvin De Leeuw, free kick awarded.
Jordon Forster challenges Yoann Arquin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Yoann Arquin crosses the ball.
Alan Maybury takes a shot and cleared the net.
Alex Harris crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Yoann Arquin.
Richard Brittain crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Slew on Ryan McGivern.
Clearance made by Scott Boyd.
Jason Cummings takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Yoann Arquin challenges Ryan McGivern unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Stuart Kettlewell.
Filip Kiss crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Stevenson on Yoann Arquin.
The referee penalises Jason Cummings for handball.
Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Corner taken by Richard Brittain.
Centre by Yoann Arquin.
The ball is delivered by Sam Stanton.
Alex Harris delivers the ball.
Danny Handling has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Yann Songo'o manages to make a clearance.
Jordon Forster takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Liam Craig.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Harris.
The referee gets the match started.
Butcher looking for Ross boost
Hibernian manager Terry Butcher has urged his players to banish their relegation fears at the first attempt when they face Ross County on Tuesday night.
The troubled Leith men travel to Dingwall for their penultimate match of the campaign knowing a win will spare them a nerve-testing last-day decider at home to Kilmarnock as they bid to avoid the play-offs.
Butcher's side have not won since beating the Staggies at home in February but already have a pair of victories against Derek Adams' men in the Highlands.
The Hibs boss, whose side can move four points clear of County with victory, told Press Association Sport: "We all know what will happen if we win the game and that is a huge carrot for us to chase.
"We have won two games out of two up there this season but it would be nice to make it three out of three.
"Ross County are fighting for their lives too though and are better at home than away.
"I've used the cup final analogy to motivate the players before and it hasn't really worked. But we know the importance of the match and what we have to do."
Butcher's men finally ended a run of six straight Scottish Premiership defeats as they fought back from a goal and a man down to draw with Partick on Saturday.
Defender Sam Stanton scored Hibs' last-gasp equaliser to cancel out Kris Doolan's early opener after Michael Nelson was sent off having picked up two bookings.
The veteran English defender will now sit out the County clash but Butcher is at last happy with his side's look after they showed some fight in the derby defeat to Hearts the weekend previously.
He said: "I have finally got a team shape that I am happy with and the boys have responded on the pitch.
"We have produced some good football but if it wasn't for bad luck we would have no luck in front of goal.
"We can't buy an own goal, a ricochet or anything else that puts the ball in the back of the net.
"But I'm sure it will come because if we keep putting pressure on opponents like we have done in our last two games something is going to happen."
Jordon Forster has completed a one-match ban and is a like-for-like replacement for Nelson, but club captain James McPake could also cover as he nears a return from a long-standing back complaint. Kevin Thomson, however, is struggling for the match with a thigh strain.
Ross County manager Adams has urged his "match-winners" to go out and get the crucial goal against Hibernian that could guarantee their Scottish Premiership safety.
The winners of the Dingwall clash will ensure their top-flight survival but a draw would leave both in the frame for the play-off final ahead of the last weekend of the season.
Most games involving County have been narrow affairs in recent weeks and they fell to a 1-0 defeat at St Mirren Park on Saturday thanks to a stunning late strike from Gregg Wylde.
And Adams has called upon the likes of Melvin de Leeuw, Filip Kiss and Richard Brittain - who have all grabbed vital goals in recent weeks - to step up to the plate when Terry Butcher's men visit the Global Energy Stadium.
"We are looking for match-winners to get that goal that's going to be important for us," he said.
"We have got match-winners in the team, we have got players who can do something special and tomorrow night we are looking for them to do that.
"It's a cup final for our players. If we win we provide safety and another season in the Scottish Premiership.
"We have to run, we have to harry, we have to score goals, and we have to keep a clean sheet to do that.
"We know Hibs will come out and come at us but we'll have to do exactly the same. The players are under no illusions. They know what's at stake, they know what they have got to do and it's over to them, let's go and see what they can do."
Hibs ended a run of six consecutive defeats on Saturday when Stanton notched a late equaliser.
Three of Butcher's five wins as Hibs boss have come against County but Adams is confident his players have what it takes to deny his former Motherwell manager.
"They have picked up recently and got a good result on Saturday but at this stage in the season we have just got to take care of ourselves and look at what we have got to do, how we are going to perform and let other people worry about us," Adams said.
"They have made a few changes over a number of games so it will be quite hard to know how Hibs are going to play. But I have got a team I know are more than capable of winning the game."
Adams has several fitness issues to assess. Michael Tidser missed the defeat St Mirren after going off injured the week before while skipper Brittain went off in Paisley after suffering from an ongoing problem.
Adams revealed a few unnamed players picked up knocks on Saturday but he is hopeful everyone will recover in time for Tuesday night's game.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk