Ross County 1
Aberdeen 0
League (Premiership)

Ross County
1 - 0

League (Premiership)
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 5,290
3:00 PM Kick-off

Rocco Quinn (52)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Derek McInnes

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

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

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)

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.
Match Officials

Crawford Allan (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

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.

Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 2013)

2013/14 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)32 10 - 26 -
Ben Gordon22 10 - 10 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 9 - 42 -
Scott Boyd27 5 - 22911
Brian McLean28 9 - 9 -
Steven Ross20 6 - 181
Graham Carey24 101101
Rocco Quinn27 1027611
Melvin De Leeuw25 9292
Stuart Kettlewell29 1011379
Richard Brittain30 8421746
Steven Saunders (sub)22 3 - 3 -
Kevin Luckassen (sub)20 6 - 6 -
Ivan Sproule (sub)32 81227

League Table (as at October 5th, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.