Ross County 2
St Johnstone 1
Challenge Cup (1st Round)


Ross County
2 - 1
St Johnstone 

Challenge Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Victoria Park, Dingwall. Att. 2,365
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
David Winters (53)
Sean Higgins (65)
Colin Samuel (84)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Derek McInnes

Starting Eleven
Tony Bullock
Stuart Golabek
Andy Dowie
Scott Boyd
Richie Hart
Mark McCulloch
Danny Griffin
Adam Strachan
Paul Lawson
David Winters
Sean Higgins
Ewan McLean
Gary Irvine
Steven Anderson
Chris Millar
Kevin Rutkiewicz
Stuart McCaffrey
Liam Craig
Martin Hardie
Derek Holmes
Steven Milne
Paul Sheerin

Bench
Joe Malin
Scott Morrison
Alex Keddie
Graham Girvan
Martin Scott
Greg Kelly
Gavin Swankie
Colin Samuel
Andy Jackson
Peter MacDonald

Substitutions
Martin Scott for Paul Lawson (69)
Scott Morrison for Adam Strachan (85)
Colin Samuel for Steven Milne (18)
Gavin Swankie for Steven Anderson (26)
Andy Jackson for Paul Sheerin (59)

Cautions
Paul Lawson
Sean Higgins
Richie Hart
Liam Craig
Stuart McCaffrey

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

C Thompson (Referee)




Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County produced a fine display to knock holders St Johnstone out of the Challenge Cup in the first round.

David Winters forced the ball home from close range after 53 minutes for the side returning to Division One.

County, who won the Challenge Cup two seasons ago, went further ahead 12 minutes later through Sean Higgins.

Saints, among the favourites for the First Division title, pulled one back through Collin Samuel on the striker's competitive debut for the Perth side.




Squad Statistics (as at July 26th, 2008)


2008/09 All Time
Age
Tony Bullock (GK)36 1 - 122 -
Stuart Golabek33 1 - 13010
Scott Boyd22 1 - 262
Andy Dowie25 1 - 857
Danny Griffin30 1 - 1 -
Mark McCulloch33 1 - 2455
Richie Hart30 1 - 211
Paul Lawson24 1 - 292
Adam Strachan21 1 - 201
Sean Higgins23 1118246
David Winters26 1113842
Scott Morrison (sub)24 1 - 1 -
Martin Scott (sub)22 1 - 726






League Table (as at July 26th, 2008)


No league table has been added for this season.