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  • Date:17 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:3,507
  • McLean (34) Newton (50)
  • Saunders (66) Saunders (66)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

92:35 +2.35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sean Kelly.

91:37 +1.37

Rocco Quinn makes a clearance.

90:46 +0.46

John McGinn takes a shot. A parry by Mark Brown prevents the goal.

89:42

Sean Kelly sends in a cross.

88:33

Thomas Reilly replaces Paul McGowan.

88:23

The referee cautions Jason Naismith for unsporting behaviour.

88:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Naismith on Graham Carey.

87:18

Sean Kelly delivers the ball.

84:36

Conor Newton has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

82:56

Centre by Jim Goodwin.

81:27

Steven Ross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Luckassen.

81:05

Conor Newton takes a shot and cleared the goal.

78:53

Clearance made by John McGinn.

77:38

Conor Newton takes a shot. Parried by Mark Brown back into danger.

77:00

Shot by Sean Kelly.

75:51

Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.

75:44

Kevin Luckassen concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc McAusland.

74:34

John McGinn delivers the ball.

74:21

Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.

73:59

Ben Gordon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Melvin De Leeuw.

73:27

Steven Saunders challenges Kenny McLean unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:01

Unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Jim Goodwin results in a free kick.

70:54

Steven Saunders goes into the book.

70:45

Steven Saunders challenges John McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:38

Mark Brown takes the free kick.

70:26

Jason Naismith challenges Branislav Micic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:14

The ball is swung over by Steven Thompson.

69:16

Steven Saunders restarts play with the free kick.

68:16

Red card for Ivan Sproule.

68:09

Foul by Ivan Sproule on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded.

67:07

Centre by Jim Goodwin.

65:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Carey. Steven Saunders scores with their right foot. St Mirren 2-1 Ross County.Assist on the goal came from Graham Carey.

65:57

Corner taken by Graham Carey. Steven Saunders scores a right footed goal. St Mirren 2-1 Ross County.The assist for the goal came from Graham Carey.

64:46

Paul McGowan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

63:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Boyd by Steven Thompson.

63:19

Graham Carey takes a weak shot and went wide left of the target.

62:24

Ivan Sproule crosses the ball.

62:14

Marc McAusland makes a clearance.

62:09

Richard Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

61:56

Foul by Jim Goodwin on Branislav Micic, free kick awarded.

61:16

Foul by Kevin Luckassen on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded.

61:00

Chance falls to Steven Thompson who heads at goal. Mark Brown safely holds on.

60:45

Kenny McLean crosses the ball.

60:04

Branislav Micic makes a clearance.

59:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

58:56

John McGinn is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

58:48

John McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Melvin De Leeuw.

58:19

Graham Carey replaces Stuart Kettlewell.

55:18

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

55:05

Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Scott Boyd results in a free kick.

54:19

Clearance made by Rocco Quinn.

54:12

Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Kelly by Ivan Sproule.

52:07

Jason Naismith crosses the ball.

51:04

Handball decision goes against Steven Thompson.

50:07

Conor Newton scores a right footed goal. St Mirren 2-0 Ross County.Assist by Steven Thompson.

47:02

Marc McAusland takes the free kick.

46:50

Stuart Kettlewell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

46:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Jim Goodwin.

46:11

Melvin De Leeuw sends in a cross.

The referee gets the second half started.

44:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Naismith by Melvin De Leeuw.

The ref blows to end the first period.

43:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kenny McLean.

43:10

Steven Thompson produces a cross.

42:22

Shot by Kenny McLean went wide of the left-hand upright.

39:35

Richard Brittain makes a clearance.

38:10

Sean Kelly takes the free kick.

37:48

Branislav Micic concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren McGregor.

35:13

Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

35:06

Foul by Paul McGowan on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded.

34:09

Kenny McLean scores with a right foot finish. St Mirren 1-0 Ross County.The assist for the goal came from Paul McGowan.

33:03

Jason Naismith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Saunders.

31:29

Branislav Micic sends in a cross.

29:57

Clearance by Scott Boyd.

29:44

Corner taken by Kenny McLean.

28:26

Free kick crossed by Richard Brittain.

28:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by John McGinn.

27:25

Free kick taken by Brian McLean.

27:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Thompson on Branislav Micic.

25:54

Foul by Paul McGowan on Richard Brittain, free kick awarded.

25:48

Darren McGregor takes the free kick.

25:34

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Jason Naismith, free kick awarded.

24:42

Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.

22:16

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

22:12

Melvin De Leeuw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin.

21:34

Kenny McLean crosses the ball in from the free kick.

21:21

Foul by Ivan Sproule on Kenny McLean, free kick awarded.

21:01

Corner taken by Kenny McLean from the right by-line.

20:20

The ball is crossed by Jason Naismith.

19:08

The ball is delivered by Jim Goodwin.

17:21

Steven Saunders restarts play with the free kick.

17:14

Unfair challenge on Branislav Micic by Conor Newton results in a free kick.

14:47

Melvin De Leeuw crosses the ball.

13:47

Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny McLean.

13:19

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

13:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Jim Goodwin.

11:05

Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.

9:51

Scott Boyd makes a clearance.

8:31

Sean Kelly crosses the ball.

6:46

The ball is crossed by Kenny McLean.

6:00

Stuart Kettlewell fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick.

5:40

Jim Goodwin restarts play with the free kick.

5:31

Scott Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson.

4:22

Free kick taken by Sean Kelly.

4:17

Unfair challenge on John McGinn by Rocco Quinn results in a free kick.

3:18

Free kick taken by Marian Kello.

3:01

Conor Newton fouled by Melvin De Leeuw, the ref awards a free kick.

1:28

Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.

1:09

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Melvin De Leeuw.

0:32

Scott Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Lennon boosted by young players St Mirren manager Danny Lennon feels the success of his young players shows the club is heading in the right direction. Five youth products started last weekend when St Mirren won 3-0 at Partick Thistle to move into ninth place in the Scottish Premiership - Jason Naismith, Sean Kelly, Marc McAusland, Kenny McLean and John McGinn. Lennon, whose side host Ross County on Sunday, said: "It was fantastic to see five players from our academy come in and start off the game. That's what this club is all about. "Those five players have big futures in the game with the attitude that they have." One of the players, midfielder McLean, returned to Scotland Under-21 duty as a substitute in the 1-1 European qualifying draw with Georgia on Thursday night. Lennon said: "I was delighted he was back in at that level of football and it was great to see him get a wee run-out and particularly pleasing to see the level of performance he put in. "There is no doubt the level of performances over the past five or six weeks has been exceptional. "We all know the wonderful talent that he is but he has really grown up and become a man in those six weeks. "The level of performance he has put in comes along with an incredible work-rate." Saints will move into eighth if they beat Ross County but they would more than likely already be there had their original fixture not been abandoned after 51 minutes. Saints were 2-0 ahead when torrential rain forced the game to be halted. "It was a frustrating afternoon for us," Lennon said. "When you put so much into the game and get yourself into a good lead and look as if you can jump up a few places in the league, then the River Clyde decides to pass through our pitch. "Willie Collum, I think he is an excellent referee, and he had a very difficult decision to make. "It was an unpopular one at the time but when you look back at it, it was certainly the correct decision. There could have been a serious injury or one or two players sent off with the conditions, because it was getting more ridiculous by the minute." Despite trailing, County boss Derek Adams called for abandoned games to be restarted at the point they are stopped. "It would be interesting," Lennon said. "I think it's something we have got to look at, where these games start and where you take them from. It would be exciting. "But it's part and parcel of the game. We have just got to make sure we bring the same work-rate and desire as we did in the previous game and also last week against Partick Thistle." Ross County manager Derek Adams has refused to read too much into their position in the Scottish Premiership so early in the season. The Highlanders head into Sunday's rearranged clash with St Mirren sitting 10th in the table and still seeking their first win away from home. But Adams believes one look at the league standings this time last year shows how much fortunes can change by the end of the campaign. He said: "If you look at the league table from last season at this time, you would have had Hibernian, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock all in the top six. "Those three teams finished in the bottom six. It's too early to say anything along these lines. "From our point of view, we've got two games in hand over a lot of the teams above us. "We have to try to win this match and we want to move ahead of Partick and St Mirren." A 2-0 win over Saints would be enough for County to do just that and Adams was happy for the rearranged fixture to take place as soon as possible. He said: "We took the opportunity to play this weekend. "St Mirren asked us if we would be keen to do it and I felt it was right because we don't want to have a stop-start season. "We've had that so far with international breaks and two abandoned games." Saints were leading by two goals when the initial fixture was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch after 52 minutes. Adams added: "We started the game relatively well against St Mirren. We created a couple of opportunities and we didn't take them. "We made a mistake for the first goal and that set us back. "In the second half, we started to show a bit of forward momentum and we were unfortunate not to score. "We will go there and attack and try to win the match and move further up the table."

Formation:4411Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

  • Marian Kello
  • Jason Naismith
  • Marc McAusland
  • Darren McGregor
  • Sean Kelly
  • Conor Newton
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Kenny McLean
  • John McGinn
  • Paul McGowan
  • Steven Thompson
  • SUBS
  • David Cornell
  • David van Zanten
  • Lee Mair
  • Gary Harkins
  • Jake Caprice
  • Thomas Reilly
  • Danny Grainger

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Form Guide

    LDWWLW
  • St Mirren
  • VS
  • Ross County
  • LWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Ross County
  • 3 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 24/08/2013
  • St Mirren
  • 1 - 4
  • Ross County
  • 19/01/2013
  • Ross County
  • 0 - 0
  • St Mirren
  • 27/11/2012
  • St Mirren
  • 5 - 4
  • Ross County
  • 29/09/2012

Top Scorers

St Mirren

  • S Thompson 4
  • P McGowan 2
  • K McLean 2
  • G Harkins 1
  • C Newton 1
  • J McGinn 1

Ross County

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

Goals

St Mirren

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ross County

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 12
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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