Ross County 3
St Mirren 0
League (Premiership)


Ross County
3 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 3,142
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Stuart Kettlewell (8)
Richard Brittain (pen.) (22)
Richard Brittain (55)
None.

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Danny Lennon

Starting Eleven
1. Mark Brown
Brian McLean
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Grant Munro
Richard Brittain
4. Stuart Kettlewell
23. Graham Carey
10. Rocco Quinn
Ivan Sproule
19. Kevin Luckassen
David Cornell
Marc McAusland
Jim Goodwin
Kenny McLean
Steven Thompson
Conor Newton
Gary Teale
Danny Grainger
Gary Harkins
Darren McGregor
Paul McGowan

Bench
Michael Fraser
5. Scott Boyd
Branislav Micic
14. Darren Maatsen
11. Melvin De Leeuw
Steven Ross
Orhan Mustafi
Christophe Dilo
David Van Zanten
John McGinn
Thomas Reilly
Jason Naismith
Sean Kelly
Jon Robertson

Substitutions
Steven Ross for Kevin Luckassen (68)
Melvin De Leeuw for Ivan Sproule (78)
Darren Maatsen for Rocco Quinn (89)
Reilly - Harkins (61)
Van Zanten - McGregor (61)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Calum Murray (Referee)


Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County shook off their early season woes with an emphatic 3-0 victory over St Mirren with Richard Brittain bagging a decisive brace.

Stuart Kettlewell also got in on the act with a cracking strike as all the goals came inside the first hour in Dingwall, leaving winless St Mirren second from bottom.

Gary Harkins latched onto a Marc McAusland knockdown early on but County keeper Mark Brown was alert to the danger and the action soon swung back down the other end.

Out of nothing Stuart Kettlewell took aim from 20 yards and blasted a tremendous strike into the roof of the net to bring the home fans to their feet.

Conor Newton came close with a decent effort as St Mirren pressed while Kevin Luckassen showed some neat skill but could not keep his shot on target.

County doubled their advantage after Luckassen was brought down by McAusland in the box. Richard Brittain penalty was parried by David Cornell but the County captain netted at the second attempt.

The home side - who had conceded nine goals in their first three league games - were oozing confidence with Graham Carey and Luckassen both carrying a potent threat.

The third goal finally arrived in the 56th minute as Carey's short corner teed up Richard Brittain, who worked some space before drilling the ball into the far corner and there was no way back for Saints.



Squad Statistics (as at August 24th, 2013)


2013/14 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)32 4 - 20 -
Grant Munro32 3 - 834
Ben Gordon22 4 - 4 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 3 - 36 -
Brian McLean28 3 - 3 -
Richard Brittain29 2221144
Rocco Quinn26 4 - 709
Graham Carey24 4141
Stuart Kettlewell29 411319
Kevin Luckassen20 2 - 2 -
Ivan Sproule32 2 - 166
Steven Ross (sub)19 3 - 151
Darren Maatsen (sub)22 3131
Melvin De Leeuw (sub)25 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at August 24th, 2013)


No league table has been added for this season.