Ross County 0
Aberdeen 1
League (Premiership)

Ross County
0 - 1

League (Premiership)
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 3,745
7:45 PM Kick-off

None. Paul Quinn (og) 52

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Derek McInnes

Starting Eleven
21. Mark Brown
5. Scott Boyd
Lewis Toshney
13. Darren Barr
43. Paul Quinn
36. Jackson Irvine
23. Graham Carey
10. Filip Kiss
40. Michael Gardyne
26. Martin Woods
15. Yoann Arquin
Scott Brown
Shay Logan
Ash Taylor
Mark Reynolds
Andrew Considine
Jonny Hayes
Willo Flood
Ryan Jack
Niall McGinn
Adam Rooney
Peter Pawlett

Antonio Reguero
18. Ben Frempah
12. Jamie Reckord
7. Joe Cardle
30. Tony Dingwall
9. Jake Jervis
16. Liam Boyce
Jamie Langfield
Scott McKenna
Barry Robson
Jeff Monakana
Cammy Smith
Lawrence Shankland
David Goodwillie

Joe Cardle for Jackson Irvine (61)
Jake Jervis for Yoann Arquin (61)
Liam Boyce for Michael Gardyne (67)
David Goodwillie for Adam Rooney (82)
Barry Robson for Peter Pawlett (83)
Jeff Monakana for Jonny Hayes (89)

Michael Gardyne
Jeff Monakana (90+4)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Paul Quinn's own goal gave Aberdeen victory over Ross County, who missed the chance to move off the foot of the Premiership table.

The Dons had the best of a poor first half with Adam Rooney going close.

Derek McInnes' side bossed the second period, and the crucial goal arrived when Quinn diverted into his own net from Shay Logan's delivery.

The win takes Aberdeen up to fifth in the table and they are now just three points off top spot.

A victory would have taken County above Motherwell but the Highlanders remain in bottom spot with five points from their 12 outings.

The game started in driving rain and Dons defender Mark Reynolds made an unorthodox acrobatic clearance in front of his own goal in the opening seconds, with Yoann Arquin waiting to pounce on Graham Carey's deep cross.

At the other end Adam Rooney drew a decent save from Staggies keeper Mark Brown with a near-post header from Logan's centre.

Ross County defender Paul Quinn diverts the ball beyond his own goalkeeper to send Aberdeen 1-0 up

And Brown was called into action again when Niall McGinn's floated free-kick picked out Ash Taylor at the back post. His header back across goal took a touch off County defender Scott Boyd but Brown reacted well to palm the ball away.

On a rare foray into the visitors' box, County's Quinn rose brilliantly but nodded just wide of keeper Scott Brown's right-hand post from Michael Gardyne's excellent delivery.

Rooney flashed a header narrowly wide from McGinn's cross late in the half and the sides went in all square at the break, no doubt delighted to escape the deluge in Dingwall for 15 minutes.

County looked sharper at the start of the second period with Gardyne the main architect of their good play going forward.

They still had to be alert at the back though and Darren Barr brilliantly headed clear from under his own bar after Jonny Hayes broke down the left and whipped a great ball into the box.

Minutes later the home side fell behind in calamitous fashion. Boyd's poor pass was pounced on by McGinn, who raced down the right and sent a ball into the box that Quinn fired into his own net from a few yards out.

Andrew Considine fired over the bar from 12 yards as Aberdeen chased a quickfire second, and the excellent Hayes continued to cause County problems down the left during a period of intense Dons pressure.

The second almost came following a superb move. Logan drove a ball into the area and Peter Pawlett took a glorious first touch to escape the attentions of Boyd, but his right-footed shot crashed off the angle of bar and post.

And the hosts almost cashed in on that piece of good fortune when Carey's dig from distance was palmed out by Brown, but substitute Liam Boyce could only lash the rebound well over the bar.

That was as close as the Staggies came to a leveller and the visitors could have increased their lead as Hayes and Willo Flood passed up good chances, but Quinn's horror moment was enough to secure the Dons' first competitive win over County in Dingwall.

Squad Statistics (as at November 3rd, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)33 9 - 55 -
Lewis Toshney22 5 - 5 -
Scott Boyd28 12 - 26512
Paul Quinn29 3131
Darren Barr29 6 - 6 -
Michael Gardyne28 7121848
Filip Kiss24 13 - 306
Graham Carey25 131514
Jackson Irvine21 7 - 7 -
Martin Woods28 2 - 2 -
Yoann Arquin26 131295
Joe Cardle (sub)27 13 - 13 -
Liam Boyce (sub)23 103103
Jake Jervis (sub)23 122122

League Table (as at November 3rd, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.