Aberdeen 3
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)


Aberdeen 

3 - 0

Ross County


League (Premiership)
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Pittodrie Stadium. Att. 10,865
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Adam Rooney (20)
David Goodwillie (26)
Peter Pawlett (50)
None.

Team Managers
Derek McInnes Jim McIntyre

Starting Eleven
Jamie Langfield
Shay Logan
Ash Taylor
Mark Reynolds
Ryan Jack
Willo Flood
Peter Pawlett
Niall McGinn
Adam Rooney
David Goodwillie
Jonny Hayes
Mark Brown .21
Scott Boyd .5
Jim Fenlon .19
Darren Barr .13
Jackson Irvine .36
Joe Cardle .7
Richard Brittain
Rocco Quinn .4
Michael Gardyne .40
Graham Carey .23
Yoann Arquin .15

Bench
Scott Brown (gk)
Andrew Considine
Barry Robson
Jeffrey Monakana
Nicky Low
Cammy Smith
Lawrence Shankland
Antonio Reguero
Ben Frempah .18
Darren Maatsen .14
Melvin De Leeuw .11
Filip Kiss .10
Liam Boyce .16
Jake Jervis .9

Substitutions
Jeffrey Monakana for Niall McGinn (57)
Cammy Smith for Peter Pawlett (75)
Barry Robson for Adam Rooney (83)
Filip Kiss for Joe Cardle (60)
Jake Jervis for Yoann Arquin (67)
Ben Frempah for Scott Boyd (86)

Cautions
Willo Flood (43)
Ryan Jack (44)
Scott Boyd
Jackson Irvine
Filip Kiss

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Craig Thomson (Referee)



Match Report


Source unknown.

Aberdeen defeated Ross County with a fine display of attacking football, leaving the Staggies still searching for their first point of the season. Adam Rooney and David Goodwillie scored first-half goals but a 2-0 lead at the break did not fully reflect the Dons' overall dominance. Peter Pawlett netted the third and the home side should have added to their tally later in the game. Rocco Quinn had County's best chances but his finishing was well of the mark. With the Staggies struggling, Dons boss Derek McInnes set his side out to go for the jugular, unleashing two strikers in Goodwillie and Rooney on the Highlanders. And the Dons were on the front foot straight away, with Niall McGinn having a goal ruled out for offside within the first few minutes. Seconds later, the hosts tore through the Staggies back line again. Goodwillie played a cracking pass to McGinn in space on the right and his low delivery was perfect for Rooney, but Darren Barr produced a great challenge to bundle the effort past a post. County should have taken the lead with their first sight of goal but, after Michael Gardyne sent Rocco Quinn one-on-one with goalkeeper Jamie Langfield, the Staggies forward fired wildly past the post in good position. If the visiting fans thought that chance would spark a resurgence, their hopes were soon dashed as the Dons took the lead. McGinn's corner was met perfectly by Adam Rooney and his powerful header flew into the net. Goodwillie then had an effort saved by Mark Brown before the former Dundee United striker doubled the Pittodrie side's lead. The home side won a free kick and the County defence switched off as McGinn lofted a ball into the box and Goodwillie ran through unchallenged to nod home. In the closing minutes of the first period, the Dons picked up a double booking in bizarre circumstances, with Willo Flood and Ryan Jack both being yellow carded after becoming involved in an altercation with each other. Aberdeen's Goodwillie hits a post after rounding County keeper Mark Brown. The Dons started the second half as they did the first and made it 3-0 within minutes of the whistle. Flood broke on the right and his delivery was dummied by Rooney, allowing Peter Pawlett to net with the help of a deflection. Staggies keeper Brown then made a stunning stop to deny Pawlett and Langfield repeated that feat at the other end with a decent save from Quinn's shot, but the County man really should have scored after finding himself in space in the box. A fourth Dons goal looked certain seconds later when Goodwillie latched on to Monakana's through-ball and rounded Brown, but with the goal at his mercy he somehow hit the post. The home side's tempo dropped as the clock ticked down but the Staggies were unable to find a consolation goal.




Squad Statistics (as at September 20th, 2014)


2014/15 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)33 3 - 49 -
Jim Fenlon20 5 - 5 -
Scott Boyd28 8 - 26112
Darren Barr29 2 - 2 -
Jackson Irvine21 2 - 2 -
Graham Carey25 7 - 453
Michael Gardyne28 2 - 21347
Rocco Quinn28 8 - 10511
Richard Brittain30 7 - 25250
Joe Cardle27 8 - 8 -
Yoann Arquin26 7 - 234
Ben Frempah (sub)19 4 - 4 -
Filip Kiss (sub)23 7 - 246
Jake Jervis (sub)23 8282






League Table (as at September 20th, 2014)


No league table has been added for this season.