St Johnstone 4
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)

St Johnstone 

4 - 0

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
McDiarmid Park, Perth. Att. 2,833
3:00 PM Kick-off

Nigel Hasselbaink (14)
David Wotherspoon (18)
Steve May (49)
Dave MacKay (62)

Team Managers
Tommy Wright Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Steve Banks
Dave Mackay
Tam Scobbie
Patrick Gregg
Frazer Wright
Steven Anderson
Steven MacLean
David Wotherspoon
Nigel Hasselbaink
Steve May
Murray Davidson
Mark Brown .1
Steven Saunders
Scott Boyd .5
Ben Gordon
Branislav Micic
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Rocco Quinn .10
Graham Carey .23
Richard Brittain
Steven Ross
Ivan Sproule

Zander Clark (GK)
Chris Millar
Gwion Edwards
Liam Caddis
Gary Miller
Brian Easton
Rory Fallon
Michael Fraser
Brian McLean
Mihael Kovacevic
Darren Maatsen .14
Marc Klok .18
Stuart Kettlewell .4
Orhan Mustafi

Millar - Davidson (64)
Caddis - Wotherspoon (77)
Fallon - May (81)
Orhan Mustafi for Melvin De Leeuw (63)
Stuart Kettlewell for Steven Ross (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian Colvin (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

St Johnstone moved up to second in the Scottish Premiership table after easing past Ross County 4-0 at McDiarmid Park.

Two goals in the space of five first-half minutes gave Tommy Wright's side the advantage and two more followed in the second period as they cruised home.

Nigel Hasselbaink scored the opening goal after 14 minutes when he converted with a back heel via the post after Saints midfielder Murray Davidson had beaten two defenders before crossing from the byline.

The home side soon doubled their advantage, David Wotherspoon curling a free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.

County finally began to show and went close with a couple of set-pieces but they failed to find the target.

Instead it was St Johnstone who missed out on another goal as they wasted a penalty after Ben Gordon had fouled Wotherspoon in the penalty area.

Wotherspoon took the spot-kick himself but his weak attempt was easily saved by County keeper Mark Brown as he dived to his left and May smashed the rebound over the crossbar.

Hasselbaink then put Davidson clean through as Saints continued to pile on the pressure only for Davidson to drag his shot wide under pressure from Steven Ross.

Stevie May added a third seven minutes after the restart, the striker cutting inside on the edge of the box before driving home left-footed from 12 yards.

Skipper Dave Mackay then killed the game off on 65 when he drilled home a free-kick, with Frazer Wright volleying wide five minutes later after Wotherspoon had found him at the back post.

Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 2013)

2013/14 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)32 3 - 19 -
Ben Gordon22 3 - 3 -
Scott Boyd27 1 - 22511
Steven Saunders22 2 - 2 -
Branislav Micic23 3 - 4 -
Rocco Quinn26 3 - 699
Melvin De Leeuw25 2 - 2 -
Steven Ross19 2 - 141
Richard Brittain29 1 - 21042
Graham Carey24 3131
Ivan Sproule32 1 - 156
Stuart Kettlewell (sub)29 3 - 1308
Orhan Mustafi (sub)23 3 - 3 -

League Table (as at August 17th, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.