Ross County 2
Dundee 1
League (Premiership)

Ross County
2 - 1

League (Premiership)
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 3,118
3:00 PM Kick-off

Michael Gardyne (27)
Darren Maatsen (90)
David Clarkson (69)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
21. Mark Brown
18. Ben Frempah
Lewis Toshney
10. Filip Kiss
40. Michael Gardyne
23. Graham Carey
4. Rocco Quinn
36. Jackson Irvine
7. Joe Cardle
Richard Brittain
15. Yoann Arquin
Kyle Letheren
Gary Irvine
James McPake
James McAlister
Paul McGinn
Martin Boyle
Paul McGowan
Simon Ferry
Greg Stewart
Gary Harkins
Luka Tankulic

Antonio Reguero
20. Jordi Balk
2. Tim Dreesen
11. Melvin De Leeuw
14. Darren Maatsen
9. Jake Jervis
16. Liam Boyce
Scott Bain
David Clarkson
Craig Wighton
Philip Roberts
Kevin McBride
Peter McDonald
Cameron Kerr

Darren Maatsen for Michael Gardyne (52)
Liam Boyce for Filip Kiss (82)
Melvin De Leeuw for Lewis Toshney (84)
David Clarkson for Simon Ferry (66)
Cameron Kerrfor James McAlister (43)
Craig Wighton for Luka Tankulic (45)

Graham Carey

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Charleston (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Darren Maatsen's stoppage-time goal gave Ross County their first league win of the season and consigned Dundee to a third defeat inside a week.

Michael Gardyne netted from close range following a Filip Kiss pass to give the hosts the lead.

David Clarkson's first goal for Dundee levelled the match in the second half, the striker firing in following Martin Boyle's pass.

But Maatsen struck to give Jim McIntyre his first win as County boss.

Defeat ends a miserable week for Dundee, who lost to city rivals Dundee United on league business on Sunday and then again in the League Cup in midweek.

Michael Gardyne slid in to net Ross County's opener

County, too, went into the match licking their wounds following a cup exit at the hands of Hibernian and an opening seven Scottish Premiership games in which they had failed to win a point.

The Dingwall side's pursuit of the opening goal began with Yoann Arquin dragging a shot wide and the forward was then denied by a telling Paul McGinn tackle.

And Arquin had a hand in the opening goal, flicking the ball on for Filip Kiss to cross and on-loan Dundee United forward Gardyne applying the finish at the back post. It was the first goal of his second spell at the club.

Former Motherwell striker David Clarkson scored three minutes after coming off the bench.

The visitors suffered a further setback when midfielder Jim McAlister was injured blocking a fierce Rocco Quinn shot and had to be replaced by Cameron Kerr.

Slovakian International Filip Kiss directed a shot just wide before the break and the same player drew a save from Kyle Letheren early in the second period.

Dundee levelled against the run of play when Boyle raced up the right and centred for Clarkson to hook the ball past Brown.

And Paul Hartley's side almost moved into the lead as the match entered its finals stages, Brown blocking Greg Stewart's effort.

However, it was County who would prevail. Joe Cardle's pass was knocked on by Liam Boyce and substitute Darren Maatsen smashed the ball into the roof of the net for a dramatic winner.

Squad Statistics (as at September 27th, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)33 5 - 51 -
Lewis Toshney22 1 - 1 -
Ben Frempah19 6 - 6 -
Filip Kiss23 9 - 266
Richard Brittain31 9 - 25450
Joe Cardle27 10 - 10 -
Jackson Irvine21 4 - 4 -
Rocco Quinn28 10 - 10711
Graham Carey25 9 - 473
Michael Gardyne28 4121548
Yoann Arquin26 9 - 254
Melvin De Leeuw (sub)26 814310
Darren Maatsen (sub)23 31152
Liam Boyce (sub)23 8383

League Table (as at September 27th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.