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  • Date:26 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:2,379
  • Gardyne (45) Milne (85)
Goal!

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91mins

Unfair challenge on Allan Jenkins by Mark Corcoran results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

91mins

Richard Brittain decides to take the corner short.

88mins

Michael Gardyne leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Corcoran.

86mins

A goal is scored by Steven Milne from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 2-0 Morton.Assist on the goal came from Richard Brittain.

86mins

Booking for Grant Evans for unsporting behaviour. Michael Gardyne fouled by Grant Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Foul by Jonathan Flynn on Peter Weatherson, free kick awarded. Marc Smyth takes the free kick.

85mins

Richard Brittain takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

84mins

Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert makes a brilliant save.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.

79mins

Stuart Kettlewell is brought on as a substitute for Iain Vigurs. Michael McGovern fouled by Allan Jenkins, the ref awards a free kick. Michael McGovern takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Header from close in by Iain Vigurs misses to the left of the target.

76mins

Peter Weatherson takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

75mins

The referee penalises Allan Jenkins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

73mins

Grant Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Milne. Marc Fitzpatrick restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Stewart Kean on for Derek Lyle. Allan Jenkins fouled by Steven Milne, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Smyth takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Gary Miller comes on in place of Jason Marr.

68mins

Iain Vigurs has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

67mins

Andrew Barrowman has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

63mins

(Morton) makes a substitution, with Peter Weatherson coming on for Brian Graham. Brian Graham is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Flynn.

61mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Direct free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.

60mins

Michael Tidser takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

59mins

(Morton) makes a substitution, with David O'Brien coming on for Graeme Holmes. Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Steven Milne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.

57mins

Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Evans on Steven Milne. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.

55mins

Stuart McCaffrey is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Stuart McCaffrey. Richard Brittain has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

52mins

Paul Lawson takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

48mins

Andrew Barrowman takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

46mins

A goal is scored by Michael Gardyne from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ross County 1-0 Morton.Assist on the goal came from Jason Marr.

45mins

Foul by Steven Milne on Graeme Holmes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Derek Lyle, Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Foul by Steven Milne on Graeme Holmes, free kick awarded. Michael Tidser crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, blocked by Richard Brittain.

43mins

Corner taken right-footed by Derek Lyle, Brian Graham produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

41mins

Iain Vigurs is ruled offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

39mins

Brian Graham booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Graham on Scott Boyd. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Holmes from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Brittain.

30mins

Michael Gardyne challenges Stuart McCaffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.

27mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Tidser from the left by-line, Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Corner taken by Michael Tidser from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

23mins

Brian Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Tidser by Michael Gardyne results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlo Monti.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Vigurs on Michael Tidser. Fouad Bachirou takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Andrew Barrowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Evans. Kevin Cuthbert takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Derek Lyle has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

11mins

The referee gives a free kick against Allan Jenkins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

10mins

Andrew Barrowman is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

9mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Direct free kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey.

5mins

Foul by Marc Smyth on Michael Gardyne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

4mins

Steven Milne takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

Match Preview

Kettlewell back for County Ross County welcome back midfielder Stuart Kettlewell from suspension for the visit of Morton. However injured defender Darren McCormack continues to be unavailable to manager Jimmy Calderwood. The recently appointed manager has admitted that his eighth-placed side are under pressure, however he is pleased with how they are handling things. Calderwood said: "We slipped down a place last weekend and that brought more pressure but the players responded to that by travelling to Raith Rovers and getting a draw and moving out of the relegation play-off places. "I was really low after losing to Queen of the South last weekend and I do not want to feel that way again after this home game. "With the quality of player that we have here we should not be in this position and the sooner we are out of it the better." Morton include fit-again Kevin McKinlay in the squad that travels north. However manager Allan Moore is still without David MacGregor, Darren Young and Kevin Kelbie. Moore wants his men to retain fourth spot in the table by winning in the Highlands. He explained: "We have played all the sides above us recently and have not been beaten so we are making progress as a team. "We should have won up in Dingwall the last time we were up there but lost a goal really late in injury time. "I would normally settle for a point in a game up there but that result annoyed me and as made me all the more determined to win this time out."

Formation:442Manager:

Ross County

Formation: 4411Manager: David Irons

Morton

  • Michael McGovern
  • Jason Marr
  • Marc Fitzpatrick
  • Paul Lawson
  • Scott Boyd
  • Jonathan Flynn
  • Steven Milne
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • Richard Brittain
  • Michael Gardyne
  • SUBS
  • Joseph Malin
  • Garry Wood
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Gary Miller
  • Mark Corcoran

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Match Report

Second-half double enough for County Michael Gardyne and Steven Milne struck at either end of the second half to secure Ross County a 2-0 victory against Morton. Gardyne struck 29 seconds after the interval, with Milne adding a second in the last four minutes. It gave Ross County only their third home win this season and eased their relegation fears. In a first-half of few chances, Morton looked most threatening. Derek Lyle and Brian Graham both put close-range headers over the crossbar. Gardyne broke the deadlock at the start of the second half when he slotted home from 12 yards from Jason Marr's right-wing cross. Morton, who started the day fourth in the league, were reduced to long-range efforts to get back in the game. But it was the home side who looked the more likely. Andrew Barrowman shot wide from six yards after 67 minutes, but Milne settled nerves at the end when he directed Richard Brittain's cross into the bottom-right corner.

Form Guide

    DDWDLD
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Morton
  • DDWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Morton
  • 2 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 29/01/2011
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 2
  • Morton
  • 14/12/2010
  • Morton
  • 0 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 25/09/2010
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 1
  • Morton
  • 26/04/2010
  • Morton
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 13/04/2010
  • Ross County
  • 3 - 1
  • Morton
  • 08/12/2009

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • A Barrowman 5
  • S Craig 2
  • S Boyd 2
  • G Wood 2
  • G Miller 1
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • R Brittain 1
  • M Gardyne 1
  • I Vigurs 1
  • J Flynn 1
  • J Marr 1

Morton

  • A Jenkins 6
  • B Graham 5
  • P Weatherson 4
  • D Lyle 3
  • S Kean 3
  • D O'Brien 2
  • M Tidser 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Morton

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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