Ross County 1
Aberdeen 1
League (Premiership)


Ross County
1 - 1
Aberdeen 

League (Premiership)
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 3,775
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Melvin De Leeuw (34)
Adam Rooney (77)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Derek McInnes

Starting Eleven
1. Mark Brown
Erik Cikos
5. Scott Boyd
Evangelos Oikonomou
Yann Songo'o
Filip Kiss
Michael Tidser
11. Melvin De Leeuw
23. Graham Carey
Richard Brittain
Yoann Arquin
Jamie Langfield
Shay Logan
Mark Reynolds
Alan Tate
Andrew Considine
Cammy Smith
Ryan Jack
Willo Flood
Barry Robson
Niall McGinn
Adam Rooney

Bench
Sean McCarthy
Steven Saunders
Brian McLean
Ben Gordon
10. Rocco Quinn
15. Gary Glen
Jordan Slew
Nicky Weaver (GK)
Joe Shaughnessy
Clark Robertson
Nicky Low
Calvin Zola
Scott Vernon
Declan McMnaus

Substitutions
Jordan Slew for Melvin De Leeuw (73)
Steven Saunders for Yoann Arquin (83)
Joe Shaughnessy for Alan Tate (46)
Scott Vernon for Cammy Smith (73)
Calvin Zola for Niall McGinn (84)

Cautions
None. Andrew Considine (33)
Adam Rooney (71)

Red Cards
None. Andrew Considine (87)
Match Officials

Brian Colvin (Referee)


Match Report


Source unknown.

Melvin De Leeuw headed the hosts in front, and Yoann Arquin spurned a great chance to make it 2-0 minutes later. The Dons hit the woodwork three times before Rooney finally drew them level, finishing from close range.

Both sides missed good chances to find a winner in a pulsating last 10 minutes which saw Andrew Considine sent off for a professional foul.

It was the Dons who started the brightest in a bid to improve on a poor record in Dingwall that had seen them fail to pick up any points on previous visits. Goalkeeper Mark Brown did well to deny Barry Robson when the veteran midfielder bulleted a header straight at him from Shaleum Logan's cross.

Aberdeen continued to set the early pace but, out of nothing, Ross County had the ball in the net and thought they had taken the lead.
Arquin latched on to a long ball and knocked over Alan Tate before finishing but the assistant referee spotted the infringement and the goal was ruled out.

Mark Reynolds saw a goal-bound shot cleared by Yann Songo'o but, after withstanding Aberdeen's early threat, it was County who were now the team on top. And an impressive clearance by Logan served only to prevent a County opener as the unchallenged De Leeuw headed Graham Carey's free-kick beyond Jamie Langfield.

The home side should have had a second before half-time. Evangelos Ikonomou stole the ball off the toes of Carey but blasted his shot over. Then, a breakaway saw Aberdeen outnumbered at the back, and when De Leeuw picked out Arquin it looked certain to be 2-0, but Langfield raced from his goal-line to deny the striker.

The visitors hit the woodwork when Cammy Smith's looping header bounced off the post to Joe Shaughnessy and the latter could not get enough on the rebound to trouble Brown.
A poor clearance by Langfield almost gifted County their second. Under pressure from Arquin, the goalkeeper kicked the ball straight to De Leeuw who who rattled a shot straight back at him which was then spilled into the path of Arquin, but Langfield managed to recover and save.

Langfield was busy again a minute later, this time pulling off a fantastic one-handed save to tip Filip Kiss's shot wide. At the other end, Robson's shot was deflected off Brittain and Brown had to tip it over. But from the resulting corner, the Dons grabbed their equaliser.

Ryan Jack sent in a looping shot from the edge of the box which the goalkeeper managed to push wide at full stretch. Reynolds hit the post with the rebound, but the second time it fell to him he was able to square for Rooney to knock it in.

It was end-to-end as the game entered its closing stages and the game took another twist when Considine was red-carded for bundling over Carey when the winger was one-on-one with Langfield.

Scott Boyd headed wide for the home side, then Calvin Zola should have buried Rooney's low cross instead of putting it in the stand.
Songo'o and Jack both had chances right at the death. The County man failed to finish when Steven Saunders headed into his path, then Jack shot over the bar.



Squad Statistics (as at March 25th, 2014)


2013/14 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)33 23 - 39 -
Yann Songo'o22 103103
Evangelos Oikonomou26 12 - 30 -
Scott Boyd27 22124612
Erik Cikos25 7 - 7 -
Richard Brittain30 30623948
Graham Carey24 313313
Melvin De Leeuw25 297297
Michael Tidser24 12 - 12 -
Filip Kiss23 104104
Yoann Arquin25 103103
Steven Saunders (sub)22 111111
Jordan Slew (sub)21 13 - 13 -






League Table (as at March 25th, 2014)


No league table has been added for this season.