Ross County 1
Kilmarnock 2
League (Premiership)


Ross County
1 - 2
Kilmarnock 

League (Premiership)
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 2,790
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Liam Boyce (80)
Josh Magennis (38)
Tope Obedayi (56)

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Allan Johnston

Starting Eleven
Antonio Reguero
20. Jordi Balk
2. Tim Dreesen
3. Uros Celcer
5. Scott Boyd
11. Melvin De Leeuw
23. Graham Carey
10. Filip Kiss
4. Rocco Quinn
15. Yoann Arquin
9. Jake Jervis
Craig Samson
Ross Barbour
Jamie Hamill
Mark Connolly
Rory McKenzie
Tope Obadeyi
Craig Slater
Michael Ngoo
Chris Chantler
Josh Magennis
Manuel Pascali

Bench
21. Mark Brown
19. Jim Fenlon
18. Ben Frempah
Richard Brittain
14. Darren Maatsen
7. Joe Cardle
16. Liam Boyce
Conor Brennan (gk)
Sammy Clingan
Chris Johnston
Paul Cairney
Lee Ashcroft
Alexei Eremenko
Robbie Muirhead

Substitutions
Richard Brittain for Filip Kiss (58)
Joe Cardle for Yoann Arquin (58)
Liam Boyce for Melvin De Leeuw (72)
Robbie Muirhead for Josh Magennis (73)
Sammy Clingan for Tope Obadeyi (85)

Cautions
Melvin De Leeuw (49)
Scott Boyd (74)
Uros Celcer (88)
Tim Dreesen (89)
Rocco Quinn (90)
Mark Connolly (13)
Ross Barbour (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian Colvin (Referee)


Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County are still looking for their first Scottish Premiership point of the new season after Kilmarnock departed Dingwall with all three points.

Ross Barbour denied County summer signing Jake Jervis from opening the scoring before Josh Magennis nodded home six minutes from the break.

Magennis and Michael Ngoo spurned chances to score either side of Tope Obadeyi's header to make it 2-0.

County's Liam Boyce headed in from close range to ensure a nervy finale.

It meant first goals for the Ayrshire men from summer signings Magennis and Obadeyi, and squeezes them into the top six.

And they came came to Dingwall looking for a big impact from their new six-foot striker Ngoo who was in the starting eleven in place of Chris Johnston.

Ross County, were looking to stop a poor run of results after conceding six goals in their opening two games, brought two of their Dutch contingent into the team attacking midfielder Melvin de Leeuw and defender Jordi Balk.

Derek Adam's men dominated much of the first half, having the best early chance when Rocco Quinn laid a ball off to Yoann Arquin on the edge of the box.

However, his shot went just over the bar.

Graham Carey was looking dangerous for County and he linked up brilliantly with Uros Celcer on the left and sent a wicked ball across the face of the goal, but it narrowly missed the head of Jake Jervis.

Antonio Reguero showed courage to gather a ball from the feet of Obedayi shortly afterwards, but then the action went straight back up the other end.

Carey had another chance near the half hour mark when he weaved inside the Kilmarnock defence and fired a powerful shot at goal, which was just a bit too close to goalkeeper Craig Samson.

Kilmarnock then came roaring back into the game, punishing County for their profligacy.

First Magennis came close with a header that was well saved, before moments later a similar cross found the Northern Irish striker in plenty of space in the middle of the box.

Despite getting his fingertip to his header Reguero was unable to keep the ball from finding the back of the County net.

After the restart Jake Jervis should have done better when Jordi Balk sent in a perfect cross to his feet in the Kilmarnock box only for his first touch to let him down.

Josh Magennis then missed from point blank range at the other end.

Kilmarnock were beginning to impose themselves on the game and doubled their lead.

Obadeyi nodded home into the bottom right hand corner of the goal leaving Reguero rooted to the spot.

County tried to get back into the game and Liam Boyce delivered some hopef hope with yet another header from the centre of the box.

But, the hosts were unable to find the urgency and fluidity to get the equaliser with Kilmarnock holding on in the end to take the points.




Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 2014)


2014/15 All Time
Age
Antonio Reguero (GK)32 3 - 3 -
Scott Boyd28 3 - 25612
Uros Celcer25 3 - 3 -
Tim Dreesen27 3 - 3 -
Jordi Balk20 1 - 1 -
Rocco Quinn27 3 - 10011
Filip Kiss23 3 - 206
Graham Carey25 3 - 413
Melvin De Leeuw26 3 - 389
Yoann Arquin26 3 - 194
Jake Jervis22 3131
Richard Brittain (sub)30 3 - 24850
Joe Cardle (sub)27 3 - 3 -
Liam Boyce (sub)23 2121






League Table (as at August 16th, 2014)


No league table has been added for this season.