Ross County 2
Hearts 1
League (Premiership)

Ross County
2 - 1

League (Premiership)
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 4,059
3:00 PM Kick-off

Melvin De Leeuw (88)
Richard Brittain (91)
Callum Paterson (23)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Gary Locke

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Scott Boyd
Brian McLean
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Steven Ross
Stuart Kettlewell
Graham Carey
Richard Brittain
Rocco Quinn
Ivan Sproule
Jamie MacDonald
Jamie Hamill
Kevin McHattie
Danny Wilson
Dylan McGowan
Scott Robinson
Callum Paterson
Jamie Walker
Jason Holt
Brad McKay
David Smith

Michael Fraser
Grant Munro
Steven Saunders
Branislav Micic
Melvin De Leeuw
Darren Maatsen
Gary Glen
Mark Ridgers
Dale Carrick
Billy King
Callum Tapping
Sam Nicholson
Gary Oliver
Jordan McGhee

Melvin De Leeuw for Rocco Quinn (72)
Gary Glen for Ivan Sproule (77)
Billy King for David Smith (77)
Sam Nicholson for Jamie Walker (72)

Ben Gordon (36)
Graham Carey (49)
Jamie Hamill (30)
Kevin McHattie (72)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Euan Norris (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Melvin de Leeuw and Richard Brittain scored in the last few minutes to give Ross County a 2-1 victory over Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

Callum Paterson scored in the first half to put rock-bottom Hearts in front, and the hosts left it until the 89th minute to draw level through De Leeuw. And two minutes into added time De Leeuw set up Brittain to give County all three points.

County had started the game well - Ivan Sproule was almost through on goal early on until Kevin McHattie's perfectly-timed tackle.

Brittain was well wide with an early sighter, before Graham Carey found the head of Scott Boyd but the defender's effort flew well over.

Steven Ross turned sharply and fired just wide, and County had a penalty appeal waved away on 19 when Brad McKay and Ross tangled in the box.

It was against the run of play then when Hearts took the lead on 23. McHattie whipped a ball into the box and Paterson tucked the ball past Mark Brown from six yards.

County were almost caught out again in the 32nd minute when Paterson raced on to a long ball over the top but this time he shot wide.

But County continued to batter at the door until half-time, and again after the break, Ross shooting wastefully high and wide on 55.

Hearts were occasionally able to break out, and on the hour mark they should have gone 2-0 up.

Jason Holt got to the byline but his cut-back was slightly behind Paterson who could only deflect the ball wide of Brown's left-hand post.

De Leeuw and Gary Glen came off the bench and it was the former who turned the game on its head.

With a minute left, Brittain swung over a deep cross from the right touchline and sub Melvin De Leeuw headed in at the back post.

And it got even better for County in the second minute of stoppage time when the roles were reversed.

De Leeuw fired over a cross from the left and Richard Brittain headed powerfully into the net for an unlikely winner, though on the balance of play the hosts deserved the points.

Squad Statistics (as at September 21st, 2013)

2013/14 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)32 8 - 24 -
Brian McLean28 7 - 7 -
Scott Boyd27 3 - 22711
Ben Gordon22 8 - 8 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 7 - 40 -
Steven Ross20 4 - 161
Rocco Quinn27 817410
Richard Brittain29 6421546
Graham Carey24 8181
Stuart Kettlewell29 811359
Ivan Sproule32 61207
Melvin De Leeuw (sub)25 7171
Gary Glen (sub)23 2 - 303

League Table (as at September 21st, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.