Stranraer 1 - 2 Ross County (League Cup)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, 7:45 PM at Stair Park, Stranraer
Attendance: 297
Referee: Craig Charleston
Stranraer v Ross County, Aug 26th 2014, Stair Park, Stranraer
Stranraer Ross County 

Goalscorers
Sean Winter (3) Melvin De Leeuw (15)
Liam Boyce (69)

Starting Eleven
David Mitchell
Scott Robertson
Scott Rumsby
Craig Pettigrew
Frank McKeown
Chris Aitken
Sean Winter
Grant Gallagher
Craig Malcolm
Stephen Stirling
Jackson Longridge
Mark Brown
Uros Celcer
Scott Boyd
Jim Fenlon
Jordi Balk
Joe Cardle
Richard Brittain
Filip Kiss
Melvin De Leeuw
Graham Carey
Jake Jervis

Bench
Jamie Longworth
Anthony Marenghi
Barry Russell
Adam Forde
Sam McCluskey
Danny Tobin
Antonio Reguero
Ben Frempah
Stephen Miller
Rocco Quinn
Darren Maatsen
Steven Ross
Liam Boyce

Substitutions
Jamie Longworth for Jackson Longridge (73)
Anthony Marenghi for Stephen Stirling (73)
Ben Frempah for Jim Fenlon (33)
Liam Boyce for Jake Jervis (59)
Rocco Quinn for Graham Carey (80)

Bookings
Grant Gallagher (87) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 47 apps -
Scott Boyd 258 apps12 goals
Jim Fenlon 4 apps -
Uros Celcer 5 apps -
Jordi Balk 3 apps -
Graham Carey 43 apps3 goals
Filip Kiss 22 apps6 goals
Joe Cardle 5 apps -
Richard Brittain 250 apps50 goals
Melvin De Leeuw 39 apps10 goals
Jake Jervis 5 apps2 goals
Ben Frempah (sub) -
Rocco Quinn (sub) 102 apps11 goals
Liam Boyce (sub) 2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jordi Balk (20 years 127 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (33 years 187 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 332 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Stephen Miller (18 years 189 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (33 years 187 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 22 days

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Richard Brittain played his 250th major competitive game for the Club.
Melvin De Leeuw reached 10 goals for the Club.

Liam Boyce struck a second-half winner as Ross County came from behind to beat Stranraer in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

Sean Winter gave League One Stranraer an early lead as the home side attempted to emulate last season's win over County.

But Melvin de Leeuw's shot levelled for the Premiership side on the quarter-hour mark.

And Boyce netted from close range to settle the tie.

Derek Adams' County made the long trip from Dingwall to Stranraer still looking for a much needed win this season.

And the top-flight outfit got off to a poor start when Winter curled a delightful shot over Mark Brown.

The tie was level again when Dutch winger De Leeuw hooked the ball over his own shoulder and into the net following Jordi Balk's cross.

Ross County gained the lead for the first time when Boyce converted on the rebound after goalkeeper David Mitchell had denied Graham Carey.

Stranraer chased an equaliser and only Balk's goal-line clearance kept out Winter's header.

And Brown also denied Winter with the forward firing in a long-range effort late on, ensuring County enter Wednesday's third-round draw.

Programme cover / Team sheet