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  • Date:14 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:2,792
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Live Commentary

92:26 +2.26

Shot by Stuart Carswell missed to the left of goal.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

91:01 +1.01

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

90:01 +0.01

Craig Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian McLean.


Free kick taken by James McFadden.


Unfair challenge on Craig Moore by Mihael Kovacevic results in a free kick.


Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.


Stephen McManus challenges Mihael Kovacevic unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Craig Moore takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michael Fraser parries the ball but the danger is not over.


Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.


Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.


Melvin De Leeuw fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick.


The ball is sent over by Melvin De Leeuw.


Mihael Kovacevic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McFadden.


Lionel Ainsworth leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Lawson.


Shot by Melvin De Leeuw. Parried by Dan Twardzik back into danger.


Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.


(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with James McFadden coming on for Iain Vigurs.


Lionel Ainsworth fouled by Ben Gordon, the ref awards a free kick.


Craig Moore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henri Anier.


Gary Glen takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.


The ball is swung over by Ben Gordon.


Keith Lasley takes a shot.


(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Gary Glen coming on for Graham Carey.


Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.


Rocco Quinn fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


Centre by Simon Ramsden.


Foul by Kevin Luckassen on Shaun Hutchinson, free kick awarded.


Corner taken by Richard Brittain.


Caution for Simon Ramsden.


Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.


The referee blows for offside.


The ball is sent over by Kevin Luckassen.


Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.


Stuart Kettlewell fouled by Henri Anier, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Richard Brittain.


Steven Hammell restarts play with the free kick.


Rocco Quinn challenges Henri Anier unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Dan Twardzik restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.


Shaun Hutchinson challenges Scott Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.


Melvin De Leeuw challenges Steven Hammell unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Parried by Dan Twardzik back into danger.


The ball is delivered by Kevin Luckassen.


Melvin De Leeuw challenges Shaun Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Luckassen.


Lionel Ainsworth delivers the ball.


Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.


Henri Anier concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian McLean.


The ball is swung over by Kevin Luckassen.


Ben Gordon crosses the ball.

The second half kicks off.

The half-time whistle blows.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


Iain Vigurs takes a shot.


Henri Anier delivers the ball.


Mihael Kovacevic delivers the ball.


Simon Ramsden takes a shot.


Corner taken by Steven Hammell.


The ball is crossed by Lionel Ainsworth.


Shot by Kevin Luckassen went over the net.


Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rocco Quinn by Keith Lasley.


Clearance by Stephen McManus.


Centre by Kevin Luckassen.


Shot by Lionel Ainsworth went over.


Kevin Luckassen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Klok.


John Sutton grabs a goal with a headed effort. Ross County 0-2 Motherwell.


The ball is swung over by Simon Ramsden.


Graham Carey sends in a cross.


Stephen McManus makes a clearance.


Richard Brittain fouled by Steven Hammell, the ref awards a free kick.


Header by Shaun Hutchinson goes to the left of the goal.


Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Henri Anier.


John Sutton scores with their right foot. Ross County 0-1 Motherwell.


Richard Brittain fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick that hits the frame of the goal.


Graham Carey fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.


Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Melvin De Leeuw results in a free kick.


The referee blows for offside against Melvin De Leeuw.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Brittain wary of 'exciting' Well Ross County skipper Richard Brittain is not reading too much into Motherwell's "false" result against Celtic last week as he prepares to face the Steelmen in Dingwall on Saturday. The Fir Park side were thrashed 5-0 at home by the champions last Friday night. However, Brittain, back after suspension, remains full of respect for Stuart McCall's side, who sit in sixth place. "They got off to a very good start to the season and they are sitting at the top end of the table for all the right reasons," he said. "They are an exciting side and they don't give many goals away. The 5-0 game against Celtic is maybe a bit false. "With Shaun Hutchinson and Stephen McManus at the back, they won't give many goals away. "Hopefully we can take parts of last Saturday into this Saturday and if we have a bit more of a cutting edge and create chances for our strikers, hopefully we won't be far away." Brittain was referring to the Staggies' own struggles which continued last week against Kilmarnock. County dropped into the relegation play-off place after losing 2-1 at home to the Rugby Park outfit and have gone six games without victory. "Although I wasn't involved and was looking on from the sidelines, I thought we were really good in spells and passed the ball as well as we have done all season," Brittain said. "I know how we can play, so it was no surprise to me. I see it every day in training and I know we are capable of taking it into a game. "Two individual errors cost us which was disappointing and we are working hard to cut out the personal mistakes we are making. "But I think there are a lot of positives we can take from the game. "We just need to be braver and if we keep doing that and keep doing the basics right, we won't be far away from getting points on the board. "You can say that the club is going through a transitional period. But it is up to the players here and now to take the club forward. "That is the pressure we put on ourselves and I know the characters we have in the dressing room are capable of meeting that challenge head on and I, for one, will not shy away from a challenge. "I am looking forward to the game on Saturday and I know everyone else is the same." Derek Adams has three injury doubts. Steven Saunders (hamstring) missed last weekend's defeat by Kilmarnock and fellow full-back Branislav Micic went off with a similar injury. Striker Orhan Mustafi is a doubt with an ankle injury but midfielder Richard Brittain returns from suspension. Motherwell manager Stuart McCall looks set to have to choose between two novices in goal. Gunnar Nielsen, who has been deputising for injured number one Lee Hollis, is a major doubt after suffering a thigh injury during last Friday's 5-0 defeat by Celtic. McCall's other options are 18-year-old Ross Stewart, whose first-team experience amounts to the final moments of the last home game of last season when Darren Randolph was substituted to get a farewell ovation, and Dan Twardzik, who joined on an emergency loan from Dundee on Thursday. The 22-year-old trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday afternoon and could make his first appearance in Scottish football since joining Aberdeen from Italian side Como in January. McCall said of Nielsen: "He improved earlier on in the week and then, like any muscle injury, it plateaus out. "We are going to have a look at him but he still remains a serious doubt. "Having said that, to balance it up, it's his kicking muscle, so whether we take the gamble of having defenders take goal kicks. "It's not ideal but I have played in games where that happens before. "We have brought Dan in and have young Ross so we will look at all of them in training before we head to Dingwall and make a decision on whether it's worth the risk with Gunnar or if we go with one of the other two young boys. "Young Ross has been coming on well, Marsh (goalkeeping coach Gordon Marshall) has high hopes for him." Motherwell are looking to bounce back from one of the most painful weeks in their recent history, which saw them knocked out of the William Hill Scottish Cup by Albion Rovers before being thrashed by Celtic at Fir Park. McCall said: "Once things happen, you don't forget about it, but you have to focus on the next game. "It's about how quickly you can bounce back and go and get a result. No matter how you get it, you fight and scrap your way to a result. "The points tally we have got is very good, we have more than 50 per cent wins. We've had ups and downs, we have lost a lot of goals, but then won some games we needed to win. "We want to win and put smiles on people's faces. "We have an honest bunch here and, just like the fans, the players and staff are hurting. "But it's not a stage to wallow, it's a time to get out there and be as strong as you can mentally and physically. And I've no doubts our players will do that." Defender Simon Ramsden is determined to atone for recent displays at Dingwall. Ramsden said: "Celtic were on another level, everyone could see that, but on a whole recently the standards that we set ourselves, we feel we have definitely slipped below them. "We had a long chat after the Celtic match and collectively we feel we owe a few people a performance - the manager, the club, the fans. "We need to really stamp our authority on the game and try and get three points up there."

Formation:4231Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall


  • Michael Fraser
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Scott Boyd
  • Brian McLean
  • Ben Gordon
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Marc Klok
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Richard Brittain
  • Graham Carey
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Orhan Mustafi
  • Darren Maatsen
  • Gary Glen
  • Alex Cooper
  • Steven Ross
  • Kevin Luckassen



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Motherwell

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 28/09/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 12/05/2013
  • Ross County
  • 3 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 23/02/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 08/12/2012
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 04/08/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • R Brittain 3
  • M De Leeuw 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • G Carey 2
  • S Saunders 1
  • D Maatsen 1


  • J Sutton 6
  • H Anier 5
  • S McManus 1
  • L Ainsworth 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1


Ross County

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins