Hibernian 0 - 0 Ross County (League)

Saturday, August 31st, 2013, 3:00 PM at Easter Road, Edinburgh
Attendance: 9,569
Referee: Iain Brines
Hibernian v Ross County, Aug 31st 2013, Easter Road, Edinburgh
Hibernian Ross County 

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Starting Eleven
Ben Williams
Lewis Stevenson
Michael Nelson
Paul Hanlon
Ryan McGivern
Daniel Handling
Tom Taiwo
Owain Tudor-Jones
Liam Craig
Rowan Vine
James Collins
Mark Brown
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Grant Munro
Brian McLean
Rocco Quinn
Stuart Kettlewell
Richard Brittain
Graham Carey
Ivan Sproule
Kevin Luckassen

Sean Murdoch (GK)
Sam Stanton
Ross Caldwell
Paul Heffernan
Jordon Forster
Alan Maybury
Scott Robertson
Michael Fraser
Scott Boyd
Branislav Micic
Melvin De Leeuw
Darren Maatsen
Steven Ross
Orhan Mustafi

Stanton - Handling (82)
Caldwell - Vine (67)
Heffernan - Collins (82)
Melvin De Leeuw for Rocco Quinn (54)
Darren Maatsen for Ivan Sproule (87)

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Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 22 apps -
Mihael Kovacevic 38 apps -
Brian McLean 5 apps -
Ben Gordon 6 apps -
Grant Munro 85 apps4 goals
Rocco Quinn 72 apps9 goals
Stuart Kettlewell 133 apps9 goals
Richard Brittain 213 apps45 goals
Graham Carey 6 apps1 goal
Ivan Sproule 18 apps6 goals
Kevin Luckassen 4 apps -
Melvin De Leeuw (sub) 5 apps -
Darren Maatsen (sub) 5 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Luckassen (20 years 41 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (32 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 273 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Steven Ross (20 years 7 days)
Oldest Player:Grant Munro (32 years 358 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 187 days

First Team Debuts


Hibernian made it four home games this season without a victory as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Ross County at Easter Road.

The Hibees also remain winless against the men from Dingwall, having now failed to register a victory against them in six attempts, spanning four years, and they were slightly fortunate to even get a point here.

The visitors made the better start and Kevin Luckassen drew a good low save from Ben Williams just after the 10-minute mark.

They went even closer moments later when Mihael Kovacevic tried his luck from distance and produced a raking strike which hit the base of the post.

Rocco Quinn then missed a great chance for County, somehow managing to put the ball wide from close range after good play from Luckassen helped to create the chance.

Graham Carey was next to try his luck, testing Williams with a s spectacular volleyed effort.

Hibs finally threatened when Liam Craig produced a goal-bound drive which visiting defender Brian McLean did well to block with his head.

And the hosts then had some misfortune in front of goal themselves, James Collins heading against the post after a good cross from Ryan McGivern.

Collins had another opportunity after the break but this time he volleyed over from close-range after Danny Handling had done well down the right.

Handling also put a second-half chance over the bar but County also had a good opportunity to win it in the second period, Carey shooting just wide after eluding a string of challenges.

Hibs gave a late debut to new signing Paul Heffernan but the change could not help them to find a winner and the hosts were booed off at the end by their disgruntled fans.

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