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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:2,578
  • Vigurs (22) Gardyne (71)
  • McGuffie (56)
Goal!

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92:05 +2.05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Tom Brighton. Scott Morrison takes the free kick.

86:47

Michael Gardyne produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86:10

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson, clearance by Ryan McGuffie.

83:44

Steven Craig fouled by Alan Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Lawson restarts play with the free kick.

82:26

Foul by Grant Munro on Tom Brighton, free kick awarded. Stephen McKenna takes the free kick.

80:34

Craig Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Corcoran. Craig Reid goes into the book. Scott Morrison takes the indirect free kick.

78:34

Rocco Quinn on for Stuart Kettlewell. Gavin Reilly replaces Allan Johnston.

77:57

Unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell by Allan Johnston results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd.

75:29

Stuart Kettlewell has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

73:55

Foul by Ryan McGuffie on Colin McMenamin, free kick awarded. Paul Lawson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

73:16

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Steven Craig coming on for Iain Vigurs.

72:35

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Mark Corcoran coming on for Richard Brittain.

71:26

Michael Gardyne grabs a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Ross County 2-1 Queen of South.Assist on the goal came from Stuart Kettlewell.

68:13

Iain Vigurs concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Clark. Booking for Iain Vigurs. Ryan McGuffie takes the free kick.

65:59

Scott Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

63:31

Stephen McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Kettlewell. Stephen McKenna is shown a yellow card. Paul Lawson takes the free kick.

61:39

Sam Parkin goes off and Tom Brighton comes on.

60:31

Sam Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Munro. Scott Morrison takes the free kick.

55:10

Stuart Kettlewell challenges Daniel Carmichael unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Kettlewell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ryan McGuffie restarts play with the free kick. Ryan McGuffie finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 1-1 Queen of South.Assist on the goal came from Sam Parkin.

51:17

Shot from close range by Scott McLaughlin misses to the left of the goal.

50:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGuffie by Iain Vigurs. Free kick taken by Lee Robinson.

48:35

Sam Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Munro. Sam Parkin shown a yellow card. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

47:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin McMenamin on Ryan McGuffie. Free kick taken by Lee Robinson.

46:23

The referee blows for offside against Daniel Carmichael. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.

44:10

Foul by Paul Lawson on Craig Reid, free kick awarded. Craig Reid takes the indirect free kick.

43:35

Paul Lawson takes a shot. Lee Robinson makes a save.

39:32

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Clark. Chris Higgins takes the indirect free kick.

37:44

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Clark, clearance by Gary Miller.

35:06

Daniel Carmichael gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

31:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on Allan Johnston. Lee Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

30:41

Foul by Chris Higgins on Michael Gardyne, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Lawson.

28:48

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Clark from the right by-line, Chris Higgins has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

27:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Higgins by Michael Gardyne. Free kick taken by Lee Robinson.

25:18

Paul Lawson challenges Nicky Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Clark has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

24:58

Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Save by Lee Robinson.

22:29

Iain Vigurs fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ross County 1-0 Queen of South.Assist by Michael Fraser.

20:40

Foul by Sam Parkin on Gary Miller, free kick awarded. Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

20:12

The ball is crossed by Richard Brittain.

17:54

Paul Lawson takes a shot. Save by Lee Robinson.

13:21

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs.

7:26

Daniel Carmichael replaces John Potter.

6:49

Colin McMenamin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGuffie. Lee Robinson takes the free kick.

5:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, clearance by John Potter.

4:18

The referee blows for offside against Sam Parkin. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

Match Preview

McNamee blow for County First Division leaders Ross County are without defender David McNamee against bottom-side Queen of the South. The former Scotland player broke his wrist in training this week and is out for several weeks. Defender Marc Fitzpatrick remains out with a knee injury, with Dingwall manager Derek Adams giving his opponents full respect despite the length of the First Division separating them. Adams said: "They did very well against Aberdeen recently and they will be fighting for everything just as I hope we are. "They brought in good experienced players in January when John Potter and Sam Parkin arrived so they will be strong opponents. "We are going into the game on the back of a good win at Ayr in midweek and I want us to build on that." Queen of the South travel the length of the country and expect to have former Scotland international Allan Johnston available after injury. Stephen Simmons is suspended with Marc McCusker and Kevin Smith remaining out with knocks. Manager Gus McPherson said: "It is looking good for Allan, which is great news as we are a better team when he plays. His experience in the middle of the park will be really important up at Dingwall." Derek Adams' side impressed McPherson when he saw them win 3-2 at Ayr in midweek and he added: "They have a mental toughness as they won in an away game after losing a two-goal lead and we will have to match that to prosper."

Formation:433Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 442Manager: Angus MacPherson

Queen of South

  • Michael Fraser
  • Gary Miller
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Scott Morrison
  • Richard Brittain
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Paul Lawson
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Michael Gardyne
  • Colin McMenamin
  • SUBS
  • Joseph Malin
  • Mark Corcoran
  • Steven Craig
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Jonathan Flynn

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Match Report

More gloom for Doonhamers Ross County extended their lead at the top of Scottish Division One to six points with two games in hand thanks to a 2-1 win over Queen of the South. After a cagey opening period, County went ahead in the 23rd minute thanks to Iain Vigurs, who latched on to Michael Fraser's pass to volley home from the edge of the area. The bottom side equalised in the 57th minute when Ryan McGuffie produced an exquisite volley from 15 yards which flew into the top corner. But any hopes of an upset were dashed after 71 minutes when Stuart Kettlewell found Michael Gardyne, who calmly converted for his 10th goal of the season to secure a result which leaves the Doonhammers five points from safety.

Form Guide

    DWDDDW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Queen of South
  • DDWDDL

Last Meetings

  • Queen of South
  • 0 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 14/01/2012
  • Ross County
  • 2 - 0
  • Queen of South
  • 20/08/2011
  • Queen of South
  • 0 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 26/04/2011
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • Queen of South
  • 19/03/2011
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 1
  • Queen of South
  • 30/10/2010
  • Queen of South
  • 3 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 28/08/2010

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • C McMenamin 9
  • S Craig 4
  • M Gardyne 4
  • R Brittain 3
  • S Kettlewell 3
  • G Munro 2
  • S Morrow 2
  • I Vigurs 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • G Miller 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Boyd 1
  • K Byrne 1

Queen of South

  • S McLaughlin 4
  • T Brighton 4
  • K Smith 4
  • S Parkin 3
  • S Simmons 2
  • S McKenna 2
  • A Johnston 1
  • M Campbell 1
  • R McGuffie 1
  • C Higgins 1
  • D Carmichael 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Queen of South

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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