Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Ross County (League)Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, 3:00 PM at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Referee: Euan Anderson
|Greg Kiltie (36)||
Liam Boyce (63)
Rocco Quinn (76)
Raffaele De Vita
David Syme for Mark Connolly (60)
Rory McKenzie for Temitope Obadeyi (67)
Paul Cairney for Aaron Splaine (73)
Rocco Quinn for Martin Woods (45)
Craig Curran for Tony Dingwall (54)
Richard Brittain for Raffaele De Vita (78)
Mark Connolly (18)
Ross Barbour (79)
Appearances & Goals To Date
|Antonio Reguero (GK)||16 apps||-|
|Paul Quinn||30 apps||3 goals|
|Scott Boyd||287 apps||12 goals|
|Jamie Reckord||27 apps||1 goal|
|Marcus Fraser||16 apps||1 goal|
|Raffaele De Vita||14 apps||3 goals|
|Michael Gardyne||237 apps||53 goals|
|Tony Dingwall||20 apps||2 goals|
|Martin Woods||28 apps||2 goals|
|Jackson Irvine||30 apps||2 goals|
|Liam Boyce||33 apps||11 goals|
|Richard Brittain (sub)||269 apps||50 goals|
|Rocco Quinn (sub)||112 apps||12 goals|
|Craig Curran (sub)||19 apps||5 goals|
|Youngest Player:||Tony Dingwall (20 years 307 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Antonio Reguero (32 years 331 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 118 days|
|Youngest Player:||Kyle MacLeod (19 years 355 days)|
|Oldest Player:||Mark Brown (34 years 92 days)|
|Average Player Age:||26 years 353 days|
First Team Debuts
Liam Boyce scored one and created another as Ross County fought back to defeat Kilmarnock and end the season in ninth place in the Premiership.
The home side took a first-half lead when Greg Kiltie pounced on Martin Woods' mistake.
But after the break Boyce met Marcus Fraser's cross at the near post and looped a finish into the far corner.
And the Northern Irishman turned provider by finding a pass for Rocco Quinn to roll past Conor Brennan.
Outgoing skipper - Richie Brittain - was emotional as he left the Rugby Park pitch after seven years with the staggies.
Locke opted to start Kiltie, goalkeeper Brennan and Aaron Splaine - an 18-year-old who operated in the centre of midfield like a seasoned professional despite only making his senior debut.
Splaine displayed nifty touches to ghost away from markers, as well as a surging desire to push forward and test former Killie stopper Antonio Reguero with some fierce drives.
Kiltie's strike made Woods pay for a sloppy pass on the edge of his own box, and the guilty County midfielder barely had time to put his hands on his head in dismay before Josh Magennis had squared the ball for Kiltie to finish.
A few minutes earlier Woods could have been the hero; the former Doncaster man's speculative strike from distance pushed onto the upright by Northern Irishman Brennan.
Ross County's Boyce was already in double figures for the campaign and the forward nearly increased his tally from a curling free-kick which Brennan had to be smart to tip wide.
He would not need to wait much longer for his goal, somehow looping Fraser's cross in at the far corner to take the wind out of a young Killie side's sails.
The hosts, with an average age of 22 in their starting line-up, conceded again when Boyce played in Quinn to finish low past Brennan for his first goal of the season.
And that ensured a winning end to the season for the Highlanders.