Ross County 1
Dundee 0
League (Premiership)


Ross County
1 - 0
Dundee 

League (Premiership)
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 3,427
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jamie Reckord (66)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
21. Mark Brown
12. Jamie Reckord
44. Marcus Fraser
5. Scott Boyd
43. Paul Quinn
40. Michael Gardyne
24. Raffaele De Vita
36. Jackson Irvine
26. Martin Woods
16. Liam Boyce
11. Craig Curran
Scott Bain
Willie Dyer
Thomas Konrad
James McPake
Kevin Thomson (c)
Greg Stewart
Paul McGinn
James McAlister
Gary Harkins
Alex Harris
Stephen McGinn

Bench
Antonio Reguero
Abdoulaye Meite
7. Joe Cardle
10. Filip Kiss
23. Graham Carey
Darvydas Sernas
9. Jake Jervis
Kyle Letheren (gk)
Craig Wighton
Kevin McBride
Simon Ferry
Kostadin Gadzhalov
Calvin Colquhoun
Andrew Black

Substitutions
Joe Cardle for Michael Gardyne (68)
Jake Jervis for Liam Boyce (74)
Filip Kiss for Craig Curran (84)
Craig Wighton - Greg Stewart (44)
Simon Ferry - Kevin Thomson (60)
Andrew Black - Alex Harris (81)

Cautions
Craig Curran (51)
Martin Woods (76)
Paul McGinn (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Andrew Dallas (Referee)


Match Report


Source unknown.

Jamie Reckord's second-half finish earned Ross County a third consecutive win that may yet prove crucial in their fight to avoid relegation.

The big defender’s first goal for the club secured a massive victory. Michael Gardyne broke in to the box, held off a challenge and his low cross was touched home by Reckord from point blank range.

A Jake Jervis header came off the bar, with Scott Boyd and Jackson Irvine also going close for the home side. Dundee pressed at the end but lacked penetration throughout, with the home side holding the upper-hand throughout.

County remain tenth in the Scottish Premiership, level on points with St Mirren and Motherwell but with a better goals scored tally than the Buddies and a superior goal difference to Well. County, having gained confidence from their recent wins, created the best opportunity of the opening period.

Liam Boyce closed in on James McPake and charged down a clearance. The striker then released the impressive Gardyne, who had a clear sight of goal but blasted narrowly over when in good position.

Dundee suffered a set-back just before the interval when influential striker Greg Stewart had to be replaced. The home side were clearly determined to take the initiative after the break and Scott Boyd was presented with a great opportunity.
De Vita crossed after gathering from a corner,the ball evaded everyone and found Boyd all alone at the back post. His close range strike was blocked by Scott Bain.
Bain was called into action again shortly after that when Jackson Irvine swivelled in the box and swept a first-time effort that was arrowing towards the far corner.

It seemed in all the way but the Dens keeper did superbly to get down low and touch the ball to safety. County maintained the pressure and were rewarded with what proved to be the decisive goal following a penetrating run from the influential Michael Gardyne.

The midfielder held off a challenge as he drove into the box and kept his composure to cut the ball across the six yard box for full back Jamie Reckord to fire home.
Substitute Jake Jervis almost added a second for Jim McIntyre's side when his looping header beat Bain, only for the ball to rebound from the crossbar.

Four minutes of stoppage time added to the finale but for all of Dundee's desire to get forward, Ross County were strong enough to hold out for another vital win.




Squad Statistics (as at February 28th, 2015)


2014/15 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)34 16 - 62 -
Scott Boyd28 24 - 27712
Marcus Fraser20 6161
Jamie Reckord22 161161
Paul Quinn29 193193
Martin Woods29 171171
Jackson Irvine21 211211
Raffaele De Vita27 3232
Michael Gardyne29 16222749
Craig Curran25 8282
Liam Boyce23 234234
Filip Kiss (sub)24 24 - 416
Joe Cardle (sub)28 21 - 21 -
Jake Jervis (sub)23 264264






League Table (as at February 28th, 2015)


No league table has been added for this season.