Motherwell 3
Ross County 1
League (Premiership)


3 - 1

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Fir Park, Motherwell. Att. 4,263
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Sutton (54)
John Sutton (68)
Bob McHugh (77)
Melvin De Leeuw (30)

Team Managers
Stuart McCall Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
Lee Hollis
Steven Hammell
Simon Ramsden
Shaun Hutchinson
Stephen McManus
James McFadden
John Sutton
Keith Lasley
Zaine Francis-Angol
Stuart Carswell
Henri Anier
Mark Brown .1
Ben Gordon
Brian McLean
Scott Boyd .5
Mihael Kovacevic
Graham Carey .23
Steven Ross
Richard Brittain
Stuart Kettlewell .4
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Rocco Quinn .10

Gunnar Nielsen (GK)
Paul Lawson
Iain Vigurs
Adam Cummins
Bob McHugh
Fraser Kerr
Lionel Ainsworth
Michael Fraser
Steven Saunders
Branislav Micic
Grant Munro
Darren Maatsen .14
Gary Glen .15
Ivan Sproule

Lionel Ainsworth for James McFadden (46)
Iain Vigurs for Zaine Francis-Angol (74)
Bob McHugh for Henri Anier (68)
Grant Munro for Brian McLean (36)
Ivan Sproule for Melvin De Leeuw (61)
Gary Glen for Steven Ross (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bobby Madden (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Motherwell leapfrogged Aberdeen into third place in the Scottish Premiership after a second-half John Sutton double helped secure a 3-1 victory over Ross County at Fir Park.

Sutton struck early in the second half to cancel out Melvin De Leeuw's 30th-minute opener before Rob McHugh put the result beyond the visitors late on.

The former Hearts striker tested visiting keeper Mark Brown early on and Scotland international James McFadden was a constant threat as Well took the game to the Highlanders in the opening stages.

However, they fell behind in the 30th minute when a shot from Melvin De Leeuw took a wicked deflection and flew in off the post beyond keeper Lee Hollis.

County, who had rarely threatened the home goal, had a great chance to double their lead before half time but De Leeuw failed to keep his effort down after fine work by captain Richard Brittain.

And he was made to pay when Sutton (54) headed home from a corner after Brown had pulled off a stunning save to beat the same player's free-kick round the post.

Hollis was called into action again to keep out a goalbound Brittain 25-yarder before Sutton (68) latched onto Henri Anier's pinpoint through ball to slip it beyond the reach of Brown.

And there was no way back for County when substitute McHugh headed home the killer third for Motherwell with 13 minutes remaining.

Squad Statistics (as at September 28th, 2013)

2013/14 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)32 9 - 25 -
Brian McLean28 8 - 8 -
Ben Gordon22 9 - 9 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 8 - 41 -
Scott Boyd27 4 - 22811
Melvin De Leeuw25 8282
Stuart Kettlewell29 911369
Richard Brittain30 7421646
Steven Ross20 5 - 171
Graham Carey24 9191
Rocco Quinn27 917510
Grant Munro (sub)33 7 - 874
Gary Glen (sub)23 3 - 313
Ivan Sproule (sub)32 71217

League Table (as at September 28th, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.