Kilmarnock 0
Ross County 3
League (SPFL Premiership)


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Ross County

League (SPFL Premiership)
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Rugby Park. Att. 3,684
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Graham Carey (33)
Michael Gardyne (40)
Paul Quinn (45)

Team Managers
Allan Johnston Jim McIntyre

Starting Eleven
Craig Samson
Ross Barbour
Mark Connolly
Manuel Pascali
Chris Chantler
Rory McKenzie
Sammy Clingan
Jamie Hamill
Chris Johnston
Alexei Eremenko
Josh Magennis
Mark Brown .21
Jamie Reckord .12
Scott Boyd .5
Paul Quinn .43
Michael Gardyne .40
Graham Carey .23
Martin Woods .26
Richard Brittain
Jackson Irvine .36
Tony Dingwall .30
Jake Jervis .9

Robbie Muirhead
Lee Miller
Craig Slater
Conor Brennan
Lee Ashcroft
Aaron Splaine
Mark O'Hara
Antonio Reguero
Lewis Toshney
Ben Frempah .18
Filip Kiss .10
Darren Maatsen .14
Yoann Arquin .15
Liam Boyce .16

Robbie Muirhead for Jamie Hamill (38)
Lee Miller for Chris Johnston (56)
Craig Slater for Alexei Eremenko (74)
Filip Kiss for Martin Woods (68)
Liam Boyce for Jake Jervis (74)
Lewis Toshney for Michael Gardyne (80)

Jamie Hamill (29)
Alexei Eremenko (45)
Mark Connolly (51)
Ross Barbour (59)
Sammy Clingan (70)
Rory McKenzie (79)
Jamie Reckord
Richard Brittain
Jackson Irvine

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stephen Finnie (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Jim McIntyre's side are now level with St Mirren at the bottom after the Buddies' loss to Partick Thistle.

Graham Carey cracked home a shot for County via the crossbar and Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson in 32 minutes.

Michael Gardyne scampered clear down the left and slotted in a simple second and Paul Quinn third volleyed a third, from which Kilmarnock never recovered.

The Staggies were in command of the match by half-time as they made the most of their chances while Killie did not.

Carey had tested Killie keeper Craig Samson's alertness early in the game with a long-range effort but the home side had enjoyed the bulk of the opportunities without managing to score.

Mark Brown made a solid save to knock a fierce Josh Magennis shot wide from 10 yards after the big striker had been set up by Alexei Eremenko, and from the resultant corner Mark Connolly headed a foot wide.
Rory McKenzie also had a chance for the hosts but, whether it was a lack of technique or poor composure, he blazed wide.

McIntyre believes he and assistant manager Billy Dodds have made County harder to beat since they took over from the sacked Derek Adams. Scoring three goals in 45 minutes certainly helps.

A little after half an hour, Carey collected Tony Dingwall's pass out on the right and hammered a 20-yard shot against the bar that crossed the line via a ricochet off the despairing Samson to give the Staggies the lead.

Robbie Muirhead came on for Killie's Jamie Hamill, who looked to be carrying a knock as he headed off the pitch and who had been booked for a nasty challenge eight minutes earlier.

Samson made impressive stops from the confident Carey and Jake Jervis but was left isolated when Gardyne had an age to pick his spot and shoot home from 10 yards.
Worse was to follow for the home fans when

Graham Carey's in-swinging corner was volleyed into the net by defender Paul Quinn, who had peeled off his back-post marker.

Killie improved after the break but it was County who forced the first chance, with Martin Woods pinging a shot wide.

McKenzie stung Mark Brown's palms with a shot but later failed to get enough purchase on a right-foot shot as the ball dropped kindly for him in the box.

Jackson Irvine headed a Carey cross over his former team's crossbar and his County team-mate Brown made a brave, painful save from centre-half Connolly as it became clear County would be heading north with a precious three points.

Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 2014)

2014/15 All Time
Mark Brown (GK)33 10 - 56 -
Scott Boyd28 13 - 26612
Jamie Reckord22 1 - 1 -
Paul Quinn29 4242
Tony Dingwall20 3 - 3 -
Jackson Irvine21 8 - 8 -
Richard Brittain31 13 - 25850
Martin Woods28 3 - 3 -
Graham Carey25 142525
Michael Gardyne28 8221949
Jake Jervis23 132132
Lewis Toshney (sub)22 6 - 6 -
Filip Kiss (sub)24 14 - 316
Liam Boyce (sub)23 113113

League Table (as at November 8th, 2014)

No league table has been added for this season.