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  • Date:23 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,797
  • Sproule (33) Brittain (70)
    Brittain (70) Vigurs (88)
Goal!

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92:27 +2.27

Adam Cummins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

89:45

Paul Lawson goes off and Andre Hainault comes on.

89:14

Unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Gary Glen results in a free kick. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick.

88:06

Iain Vigurs finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Ross County 3-0 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Rocco Quinn.

83:06

Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Gary Glen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

81:30

Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

80:31

Chris Humphrey goes off and Omar Daley comes on.

79:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Hutchinson on Steffen Wohlfarth. Booking for Shaun Hutchinson for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richard Brittain from left wing.

78:03

Steffen Wohlfarth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ivan Sproule. Sam Morrow goes off and Gary Glen comes on.

75:19

Header from close in by Sam Morrow misses to the left of the goal.

73:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McFadden by Richard Brittain. Richard Brittain goes into the referee's book. The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

72:13

Rocco Quinn fouled by Nicky Law, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Munro takes the direct free kick. Robert McHugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zaine Francis-Angol.

70:31

A goal is scored by Richard Brittain from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ross County 2-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Ivan Sproule.

69:48

Nicky Law has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

67:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on James McFadden. James McFadden has an effort direct from the free kick, Sam Morrow gets a block in.

64:02

Unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

63:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs by Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Richard Brittain. (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with James McFadden coming on for Stewart Carswell.

61:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Evangelos Ikonomou. Evangelos Ikonomou goes into the book. Free kick crossed by Nicky Law, Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

60:00

Simon Ramsden challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Simon Ramsden a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

57:51

Foul by Rocco Quinn on Nicky Law, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Law, clearance made by Grant Munro.

53:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain.

52:00

Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

50:47

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

49:44

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Brittain from left channel, clearance by Henrik Ojamaa.

49:18

Henrik Ojamaa challenges Grant Munro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Munro.

48:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Law, Mark Brown makes a save. Mark Brown fouled by Stewart Carswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

46:46

Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save.

44:10

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Law, Paul Lawson makes a clearance.

43:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

40:57

Sam Morrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lasley. A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, Close range header by Shaun Hutchinson goes over the crossbar.

39:50

Outswinging corner taken by Richard Brittain.

38:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zaine Francis-Angol on Mihael Kovacevic. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

33:38

A goal is scored by Ivan Sproule from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Ross County 1-0 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Sam Morrow.

29:12

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

28:38

Stewart Carswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Morrow. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

27:58

The referee blows for offside against Ivan Sproule. Indirect free kick taken by Keith Lasley.

26:23

Richard Brittain takes a shot. Adam Cummins gets a block in. Short corner worked by Richard Brittain.

23:00

Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richard Brittain from left wing, save by Darren Randolph.

20:48

Shot on goal by Ivan Sproule from just inside the area goes over the target.

18:20

Simon Ramsden challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

9:22

Keith Lasley challenges Rocco Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Boyd takes the direct free kick.

3:56

Paul Lawson fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

1:27

Floated corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line, Richard Brittain manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Full squad for Adams Ross County manager Derek Adams has a full squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell. Midfielder Iain Vigurs returns from suspension for the visit of the Steelmen. Ivan Sproule returned from a hamstring injury against St Johnstone last week to net his fourth goal in four games since joining from Hibernian. Adams admits he reverted to a more solid approach after realising his players were not suited to an expansive game. County have reaped the rewards for their change in tactics, keeping three clean sheets in four games and going unbeaten in seven matches to go into Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Motherwell just five points off the second-placed visitors. County kept five clean sheets in their first six matches but Adams felt they opened up too much in the middle part of the season. Their games with their weekend opponents further highlight the trend - County held Motherwell to a goalless draw on their SPL debut and lost 3-2 at Fir Park in December. "Probably midway through the season we went to try to win a few matches and opened up a bit, and it didn't really suit us," Adams said. "We have got back to what we are good at - being solid, playing on the counter-attack and keeping good possession in the middle of the park. "We looked at it and looked at the players we have got, and they are suited to a system. I think the signings over the transfer window have helped us as well." Motherwell have a couple of injury doubts for the game, including left-back Stevie Hammell (ankle). However, captain Keith Lasley and defender Fraser Kerr are both available following suspension. James McFadden is again set to start on the bench after making his return to the club against Dundee United on Tuesday. McFadden has noticed a "phenomenal" difference in Motherwell as he looks to fire the club to a second-place finish. McFadden came into the Motherwell team as a teenager just before the club went into administration and subsequently found himself the talisman of a team that battled against relegation. Motherwell finished bottom of the Scottish Premier League in 2003, avoiding relegation because Falkirk did not have a compliant stadium, just before McFadden departed for Everton in a #1.25million deal that helped the club emerge from administration. And he is keen to help Stuart McCall`s team continue their progress since then by keeping them riding high. The 29-year-old said: "The difference has been phenomenal. Obviously I was here when the club went into administration. "I don`t think anyone thought it at the time but it was probably the best thing that happened to the club because they managed to get a bit of stability after that and build on it year after year. "Obviously the current manager has done an excellent job but I think every manager that`s been in has done pretty well since I left."

Formation:451Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4411Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Mark Brown
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Paul Lawson
  • Richard Brittain
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Sam Morrow
  • SUBS
  • Michael Fraser
  • Andre Hainault
  • Steffen Wohlfarth
  • Gary Glen
  • Alex Cooper
  • Archie MacPhee
  • Tony Dingwall

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWDWW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • DLWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 08/12/2012
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 04/08/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 5
  • R Quinn 5
  • R Brittain 4
  • I Sproule 4
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • S Morrow 2
  • G Glen 2
  • G Munro 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Ross 1

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 17
  • N Law 4
  • R McHugh 3
  • T Hateley 2
  • H Ojamaa 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • C Humphrey 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (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
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Motherwell

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 43
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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