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  • Date:16 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,516
  • Sproule (10) Sproule (10)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Liam Craig takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Stuart Kettlewell. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

90mins

Liam Craig challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Boyd takes the free kick.

88mins

Steffen Wohlfarth is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Mihael Kovacevic. Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Foul by Steffen Wohlfarth on Frazer Wright, free kick awarded. Steffen Wohlfarth shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

86mins

Steven MacLean concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lawson. Booking for Steven MacLean for unsporting behaviour. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Corner taken right-footed by Nigel Hasselbaink. Corner taken right-footed by Mehdi Abeid.

81mins

Effort on goal by Paul Lawson from a long way out goes over the bar.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Glen by Mehdi Abeid. Free kick taken by Scott Boyd. Stuart Kettlewell replaces Ivan Sproule.

79mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doughty by Steffen Wohlfarth. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

77mins

Frazer Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Steffen Wohlfarth. The referee shows Frazer Wright a yellow card. Richard Brittain has an effort direct from the free kick.

76mins

Foul by Michael Doughty on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Steffen Wohlfarth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson. Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

75mins

Foul by Evangelos Ikonomou on Nigel Hasselbaink, free kick awarded. Nigel Hasselbaink takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mehdi Abeid.

74mins

Rowan Vine leaves the field to be replaced by Nigel Hasselbaink.

73mins

(Ross County) makes a substitution, with Steffen Wohlfarth coming on for Sam Morrow.

73mins

Alex Cooper leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Glen.

72mins

Liam Craig takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

71mins

Rocco Quinn takes a shot. Alan Mannus makes a save.

70mins

Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lawson. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

69mins

Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evangelos Ikonomou. Direct free kick taken by Grant Munro.

68mins

Gregory Tade challenges Grant Munro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Corner taken by Steven MacLean.

65mins

Gregory Tade joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick Cregg.

62mins

Corner taken by Rowan Vine.

60mins

Ivan Sproule is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David McCracken.

59mins

Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Save by Alan Mannus.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Doughty, Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Corner taken by Liam Craig.

56mins

Foul by Richard Brittain on Frazer Wright, free kick awarded. Liam Craig takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Liam Craig takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Craig, Scott Boyd manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Steven MacLean challenges Grant Munro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

50mins

Long range shot by David McCracken goes over the target.

49mins

Effort on goal by Michael Doughty from 35 yards missed to the left of the net.

49mins

Liam Craig produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

48mins

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg. Mehdi Abeid takes the free kick.

46mins

The offside flag is raised against Rowan Vine. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocco Quinn on Callum Davidson. Alan Mannus takes the indirect free kick.

45mins

Rowan Vine concedes a free kick for a foul on Evangelos Ikonomou. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

44mins

Foul by Liam Craig on Ivan Sproule, free kick awarded. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick. Liam Craig is given a yellow card.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Lawson, clearance made by David McCracken.

39mins

The official flags Ivan Sproule offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Mannus.

38mins

Sam Morrow has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

32mins

Sam Morrow is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Richard Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, Liam Craig makes a clearance.

28mins

Steven Anderson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

27mins

Liam Craig takes a shot. Save made by Mark Brown.

26mins

Rocco Quinn takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

25mins

Foul by Steven Anderson on Alex Cooper, free kick awarded. Paul Lawson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Patrick Cregg makes a clearance.

23mins

Michael Doughty takes a shot. Grant Munro gets a block in.

22mins

Rowan Vine takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

19mins

Michael Doughty on for Murray Davidson.

18mins

Richard Brittain takes a shot. Clearance made by Frazer Wright. Outswinging corner taken by Richard Brittain from the right by-line, clearance by Frazer Wright.

17mins

Mehdi Abeid takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

16mins

Rowan Vine takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown. Liam Craig takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mihael Kovacevic.

11mins

Ivan Sproule scores from 35 yards to to the top left corner of the goal. Ross County 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Mihael Kovacevic.

7mins

The official flags Steven MacLean offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown. Mehdi Abeid takes a shot. Mark Brown makes a save.

6mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lawson on Murray Davidson. Liam Craig crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Mihael Kovacevic.

2mins

Patrick Cregg challenges Richard Brittain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Lawson.

Match Preview

Lawson keen to maintain form Paul Lawson is looking for Ross County to keep their momentum going when St Johnstone visit in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Last year's Irn-Bru First Division champions are unbeaten in their last six games and are in ninth place in the table following last week's 2-0 win over bottom side Dundee at Dens Park, which came with the help of a goal from midfielder Lawson. Saints are in fourth place but only four points ahead of County and the former Celtic player is looking to get into the top half of the table. "We've got the top six in our sights, you want to finish as high as you can," he said. "We'll take each game as it comes but in the longer term it would be great to finish up there "It's been a great run, each game brings even more confidence and the games of late have pushed up the table which has been nice. "Obviously it takes time to settle in to the SPL, we started well but then had a little dip in form. "However we've responded well and are concentrating of keeping the run going and if we can keep it going then it would be great. "As the table show there's nothing between the teams. "St Johnstone got a good result away to Hibs on Monday but it's all about us and, as I said, we want to keep our unbeaten run going." County winger Ivan Sproule (hamstring) remains a doubt while fellow midfielder Iain Vigurs is suspended. However, captain Richard Brittain will play despite signing a pre-contract agreement with Saints. Manager Derek Adams said: "It's a difficult game for him but I'm sure he will get through it and do well, and he'll want to show his new employers what a good player he is." St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas insists he is not looking beyond a top six spot this season despite the possibility of finding themselves joint-second in the SPL this weekend. Victory over County, combined with a draw in the match between Motherwell and Inverness, would allow Saints to pull level on points with Caley Thistle in the coveted runners-up position. But, with a tough seven days ahead, including a meeting with league leaders Celtic, Lomas is taking nothing for granted. He said: "We would like to get top six again. We had a taste of it last year so we would like to get there again. "Its very tight and we`ve got a very big week Ross County away, Celtic at home and St Mirren at home. "Ross County are probably one of the form teams and so are St Mirren. Playing Celtic in-between is going to be tough. "We are under no illusions that we are probably going to have to win at least another three or four games to get into that top six. "The old cliche comes in that you are only looking at one game. "We`ve got three games in seven days, which will stretch us and everybody in the squad will have to play a part. "We`re not really focusing past that." St Johnstone make the trip to Dingwall boosted by an impressive 3-1 win over Hibernian at Easter Road on Monday night. Lomas said: "Confidence should be high, it was a good performance. "But it`s gone now, it`s put to bed, and well have to try to repeat it now. "I don`t think Ross County have been beaten since the turn of the year. "They are a very efficient side and the manager has brought in four or five very good signings, he`s probably been the busiest of the managers in the SPL. "All credit to them, they are a decent, well-organised team." Saints skipper Dave Mackay is rated doubtful for the game. Mackay sat out Monday's win over Hibernian with a calf injury and could miss the trip to Dingwall.

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 4141Manager: Steve Lomas

St Johnstone

  • Mark Brown
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Scott Boyd
  • Grant Munro
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Richard Brittain
  • Paul Lawson
  • Alex Cooper
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Sam Morrow
  • SUBS
  • Michael Fraser
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Steffen Wohlfarth
  • Gary Glen
  • Archie MacPhee
  • Steven Ross
  • Mark Fotheringham

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDWDW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • DDWLWW

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 17/11/2012
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/09/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 5
  • R Quinn 5
  • R Brittain 4
  • I Sproule 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • S Morrow 2
  • G Glen 2
  • G Munro 1
  • P Lawson 1
  • S Ross 1

St Johnstone

  • R Vine 6
  • M Davidson 5
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • L Craig 4
  • G Tade 3
  • D MacKay 2
  • S MacLean 2
  • D Robertson 2
  • F Wright 1
  • P Cregg 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (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

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 32
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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