Ross County 1 - 0 Aberdeen  (League)

Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 3:00 PM at Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall
Attendance: 5,290
Referee: Crawford Allan
Ross County v Aberdeen, Oct 5th 2013, Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall
Ross County  Aberdeen

Goalscorers
Rocco Quinn (52)
None.

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Mihael Kovacevic
Ben Gordon
Scott Boyd
Brian McLean
Stuart Kettlewell
Rocco Quinn
Richard Brittain
Melvin De Leeuw
Steven Ross
Graham Carey
Jamie Langfield
Joe Shaghnessey
Michael Hector
Andrew Considine
Mark Reynolds
Peter Pawlett
Cammy Smith
Ryan Jack
Johnny Hayes
Scott Vernon
Niall McGinn

Bench
Michael Fraser
Branislav Micic
Steven Saunders
Darren Maatsen
Ivan Sproule
Gary Glen
Kevin Luckassen
Nicky Weaver
Clark Robertson
Willo Flood
Nicky Low
Gregg Wylde
Josh Magennis
Craig Murrsy

Substitutions
Kevin Luckassen for Melvin De Leeuw (71)
Ivan Sproule for Steven Ross (73)
Steven Saunders for Rocco Quinn (82)
Clark Robertson for Andrew Considine (55)
Willo Flood for Cammy Smith (55)
Josh Magennis for Scott Vernon (72)

Bookings
Rocco Quinn (25)
Ben Gordon (47)
Richard Brittain (73)
Graham Carey (82)
Andrew Considine (2)
Scott Vernon (43)
Johnny Hayes (90)
Michael Hector (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 26 apps -
Brian McLean 9 apps -
Scott Boyd 229 apps11 goals
Mihael Kovacevic 42 apps -
Ben Gordon 10 apps -
Graham Carey 10 apps1 goal
Steven Ross 18 apps1 goal
Richard Brittain 217 apps46 goals
Stuart Kettlewell 137 apps9 goals
Melvin De Leeuw 9 apps2 goals
Rocco Quinn 76 apps11 goals
Steven Saunders (sub) 3 apps -
Ivan Sproule (sub) 22 apps7 goals
Kevin Luckassen (sub) 6 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Steven Ross (20 years 42 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (32 years 227 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 242 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Steven Ross (20 years 42 days)
Oldest Player:Ivan Sproule (32 years 237 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 9 days

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Rocco Quinn's second-half strike ensured Ross County bounced back from last weekend's defeat against Motherwell with a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at Dingwall.

Quinn picked up a ball from Stuart Kettlewell and struck the ball from range to secure all three points for the home side.

The away side made a promising start to the game dominating early possession but they found it difficult to break down a resilient Ross County defence.

Chances were at a premium in a disappointing opening half and the first shot in anger was fired in after 10 minutes by Aberdeen's Jonathan Hayes whose right-footed effort was blocked.

Ross County tried hard to establish themselves but their only shot of the half came from Rocco Quinn whose effort from distance went high and wide

Niall McGinn then went close for Aberdeen in the 27th minute but his long-range effort was wide of Mark Brown's right-hand post.

The game began to liven up as the half was coming to a close. First Quinn fired wide for the home side before McGinn mustered the only shot on target for either side in the half with a long-range effort that was comfortably saved by Brown.

County began the second half with intent. Steven Ross fired wide in the early stages before the home side stunned Aberdeen by taking the lead in the 52nd minute.

Kettlewell played the ball and Rocco Quinn crisply struck the ball home into the top left corner from outside the area.

Aberdeen tried to bounce back but Scott Vernon's header just shy of the hour mark failed to cause Brown any problems.

County nearly extended their lead moments later but Graham Carey's shot from an acute angle was saved by Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.

The contest began to open up with both sides forcing corners as the second half wore on, but it was County who looked the more threatening

Carey forced Langfield into a save before Ross and Kevin Luckassen both had efforts that missed the target.

Aberdeen forced five corners in succession as the game drew to a close but Ross County defended valiantly.

Michael Hector thought he had snatched a point for the away side but his effort from distance was plucked away by Brown ensuring Aberdeen slipped to their first defeat in seven matches.

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