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  • Date:04 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,305
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

90:31 +0.31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Rory Fallon.

90:06 +0.06

Rory Fallon on for David Wotherspoon.

90:00

Lee Croft replaces Chris Millar.

88:33

Murray Davidson fouled by Scott Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

87:44

Graham Carey grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Ross County 1-0 St Johnstone.Assist on the goal came from Melvin De Leeuw.

86:23

Michael Fraser takes the free kick.

86:10

Graham Carey fouled by Murray Davidson, the ref awards a free kick.

85:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frazer Wright by Graham Carey.

85:21

Shot by David Wotherspoon. A parry by Michael Fraser prevents the goal.

84:48

Jordan Slew goes off and Michael Tidser comes on.

84:07

Clearance by Frazer Wright.

84:04

Graham Carey produces a cross.

81:24

Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Ben Gordon results in a free kick.

80:46

Alan Mannus takes the free kick.

80:36

Steven Anderson fouled by Jordan Slew, the ref awards a free kick.

80:00

Chris Millar is caught offside.

79:11

Free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

78:57

David Wotherspoon challenges Scott Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:28

Clearance by Scott Boyd.

75:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Murray Davidson on Melvin De Leeuw.

73:17

The ball is sent over by Chris Millar.

71:34

The referee blows for offside against Jordan Slew.

69:38

Alex Cooper produces a cross.

68:40

Michael O'Halloran replaces Nigel Hasselbaink.

68:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Melvin De Leeuw on Gary McDonald.

67:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Melvin De Leeuw.

67:02

Centre by Tom Scobbie.

66:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Melvin De Leeuw on Murray Davidson.

65:46

Melvin De Leeuw is brought on as a substitute for Gary Glen.

63:50

The official flags Stevie May offside.

61:57

Graham Carey shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.

61:12

Unfair challenge on Graham Carey by David Mackay results in a free kick.

57:46

The referee blows for offside against Stevie May.

56:02

Gary Glen concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald.

55:06

Richard Brittain crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Millar on Scott Boyd.

51:41

A cross is delivered by Ben Gordon.

51:12

Graham Carey takes a shot. Blocked by Frazer Wright.

50:42

The ball is crossed by Richard Brittain.

49:25

Header by Brian McLean goes over the bar.

49:19

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

49:01

Alex Cooper delivers the ball.

47:42

Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

47:37

Foul by Nigel Hasselbaink on Gary Glen, free kick awarded.

45:16

The ball is sent over by Jordan Slew.

The match restarts for the second half.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:02

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

43:53

Gary Glen concedes a free kick for a foul on Murray Davidson.

41:14

Alan Mannus restarts play with the free kick.

41:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Anderson by Gary Glen.

39:40

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

37:23

Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

37:14

Nigel Hasselbaink challenges Scott Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:12

Free kick taken by Frazer Wright.

35:00

Jordan Slew challenges David Mackay unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:32

Frazer Wright restarts play with the free kick.

33:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Glen on Murray Davidson.

28:45

Corner taken by Gary Glen.

26:18

Frazer Wright restarts play with the free kick.

26:11

Scott Boyd challenges Frazer Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:31

Graham Carey restarts play with the free kick.

24:27

Chris Millar challenges Jordan Slew unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:21

Shot by Richard Brittain went wide right of the net.

22:21

Frazer Wright makes a clearance.

21:58

Foul by Murray Davidson on Gary Glen, free kick awarded.

20:22

Graham Carey restarts play with the free kick.

20:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Glen by Gary McDonald.

18:23

Free kick taken by Brian McLean.

17:44

Clearance by Frazer Wright.

17:28

Free kick crossed by Graham Carey.

17:15

Unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Chris Millar results in a free kick.

15:20

Clearance made by Scott Boyd.

12:55

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

11:14

The ball is swung over by Alex Cooper.

9:13

Free kick taken by Graham Carey.

9:02

Steven Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Glen.

8:34

David Mackay produces a cross.

6:16

The offside flag is raised against Gary Glen.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Double boost for County Ross County have completed the double signing of Greek defender Evangelos Oikonomou and Rotherham midfielder Michael Tidser. The pair join Blackburn forward Jordan Slew, who signed on loan from Blackburn in time to make his debut in the New Year derby win over Inverness. Former Celtic youth-team player Tidser has joined on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old has made 16 appearances for Sky Bet League One side Rotherham since joining from Morton in the summer, but most have been off the bench. Left-back Oikonomou joined County last January and played 18 games, losing just four times, before returning to his homeland in the summer to join Super League side Veria. The new arrivals, who could feature against St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, coincide with the departure of striker Orhan Mustafi, who made a minor impact during his loan spell from Grasshoppers Zurich. Manager Derek Adams saw his squad further bolstered over the festive period by the return of Alex Cooper, who netted his first goal for the club during the 2-1 win at Inverness, which ended a 10-game run without a victory. The 22-year-old midfielder was making his 30th appearance for the club but the former Liverpool trainee had only started one game previously this season. "I was disappointed to miss the first half of the season through injury but I feel I have got myself back in very good condition now," Cooper said. "I got an injury in the first week of the season to my foot, which escalated and dragged on longer than maybe it should. It turned out to be swelling between the bones. "The physio said he had never seen anything like it before, but I saw a specialist and he sorted it out quite quickly. "I just want to do as well as I can now and kick on. It's in my hands, hopefully I can do well enough to stay in the team. "I was patient and kept training away and got myself as fit as I could to take my chance, and I just want to take my chance whenever I get it." Adams was delighted with Cooper's contribution going forward and tracking back with Caley Thistle full-back Graeme Shinnie. Adams said: "He's a boy who works really hard on his game. He is always doing extra, he has a great work-ethic." Meanwhile, Adams has earmarked St Johnstone central defenders Steven Anderson and Frazer Wright as the main obstacles when the Perth side visit Dingwall. "They have got Anderson and Wright who are not the prettiest of centre-halves. They are ugly, they are warriors. They like the physical side of games, so we need to deal well with these two." County have doubts over defender Steven Saunders (hamstring) and midfielder Stuart Kettlewell (Achilles) ahead of the fixture against St Johnstone. Saints have signed former Scotland Under-21 striker Michael O'Halloran on an 18-month contract. The 22-year-old has secured his early release from Bolton after failing to make a first-team appearance for Wanderers. St Johnstone, who are without Patrick Cregg (suspension), Brian Easton (hamstring) and Steven MacLean (knee), say O'Halloran is likely to feature in their squad to face Ross County. The signing allowed manager Tommy Wright to loan prolific under-20s striker Chris Kane to Dumbarton for one month. Meanwhile, another young Scottish player who moved to St Johnstone after a spell in England, midfielder Scott Brown, is aiming to push on after making his first start for the club in the 4-0 defeat by Motherwell on New Year's Day. The 19-year-old played almost 70 minutes of the action-packed Fir Park encounter before going off with the score 2-0 to the hosts. Brown, who signed for Saints in the summer following two years with Bradford, said: "Obviously it wasn't the result that I wanted but I was pleased to make my debut and hopefully I have done enough to remain in the gaffer's plans for the coming season. "The first goal was vital in the game and from then on we were always trying to fight back. We could have had three or four but arguably they could have had three or more than they got. "I'm desperate to play again. We have a good squad and centre-mid is a key position and we have a lot of good central midfielders. "It was a really physical game but you just have to deal with it. It's men's football now, not under-20s. I felt I dealt with it alright and hopefully I will get more opportunities."

Formation:442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 442Manager: Tommy Wright

St Johnstone

  • Michael Fraser
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Scott Boyd
  • Brian McLean
  • Ben Gordon
  • Richard Brittain
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Graham Carey
  • Alex Cooper
  • Gary Glen
  • Jordan Slew
  • SUBS
  • Michael Tidser
  • Mark Brown
  • Branislav Micic
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Melvin De Leeuw
  • Marc Klok
  • Kevin Luckassen

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLLW
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • St Johnstone
  • LLDLWL

Last Meetings

  • St Johnstone
  • 4 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 17/08/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 2 - 2
  • Ross County
  • 21/04/2013
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 0
  • St Johnstone
  • 16/02/2013
  • St Johnstone
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 17/11/2012
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • St Johnstone
  • 22/09/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • M De Leeuw 4
  • R Brittain 3
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • R Quinn 2
  • G Carey 2
  • S Boyd 1
  • S Saunders 1
  • A Cooper 1
  • D Maatsen 1

St Johnstone

  • S May 9
  • N Hasselbaink 5
  • S MacLean 4
  • D Mackay 2
  • R Fallon 1
  • D Wotherspoon 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

St Johnstone

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 25
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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