St Mirren 0
Ross County 0
League (Premiership)

St Mirren 

0 - 0

Ross County

League (Premiership)
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
SMISA Stadium, Paisley. Att. 3,806
7:45 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim Goodwin Malky Mackay

Starting Eleven
1 Jak Alnwick
2 Richard Tait
18 Charles Dunne
22 Marcus Fraser
3 Scott Tanser
6 Alan Power
17 Kyle McAllister
43 Connor Ronan
7 Jamie McGrath
9 Eamonn Brophy
20 Kristian Dennis
Ashley Maynard-Brewer .31
Jake Vokins .3
Alex Iacovitti .16
Jack Baldwin .5
Connor Randall .2
Joseph Hungbo .23
Ross Callachan .8
Harry Paton .6
David Cancola .4
Blair Spittal .7
Dominic Samuel .10

8 Ryan Flynn
10 Curtis Main
11 Greg Kiltie
16 Ethan Erhahon
23 Lee Erwin
26 Dean Lyness
44 Matthew Millar
Ross Laidlaw .1
Keith Watson .15
Alex Robertson .11
Regan Charles-Cook .17
Jordan Tillson .22
Jack Burroughs .18
Jordan White .26

Curtis Main for Eamonn Brophy (63)
Greg Kiltie for Connor Ronan (72)
Matthew Millar for Scott Tanser (79)
Keith Watson for Alex Iacovitti (34)
Jordan Tillson for Ross Callachan (80)
Jordan White for Dominic Samuel (80)

Alan Power (27)
Connor Ronan (32)
Charles Dunne (49)
Marcus Fraser (75)
Richard Tait (90)
Keith Watson (39)
Jake Vokins (48)
David Cancola (49)
Harry Paton (55)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Dickinson (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

Ross County and St Mirren played out a frustrating 0-0 draw at the SMISA stadium in the cinch Premiership this evening.

It took just 5 minutes for County to have their first sight of goal. Ross Callachan sprayed the ball to his left-hand side to pick out Blair Spittal who chopped inside of his marker, but the Staggies’ top scorer could only watch his sliced left-footed attempt whistle over Jak Alnwick’s crossbar.

4 minutes later, Dominic Samuel must have thought he had secured his first league goal after he pounced on Charles Dunne’s defensive error. A County clearance was shot into orbit before finding Dunne on the half-way line, but the defender misjudged the flight of the ball, allowing Samuel to bring it down and drive towards goal. The striker then chopped back onto his stronger right foot and forced an excellent save out of Jak Alnwick to deny his curling effort from nestling in the far-right corner.

In the 27th minute, the hosts had their first clear chance of the match, but what looked to be a certain goal was saved by a heroic goal line clearance from Jack Baldwin. Former Scotland international Eamonn Brophy done well to spin his marker on the right-hand side of the penalty area before fizzing a shot back across goal, which looked destined to nestle in the bottom far-left corner. However, out of nowhere, a fantastic recovery sliding effort from skipper Jack Baldwin diverted the ball away from danger to keep the tie at 0-0.

An evenly matched first half ended goalless with neither side being successful in capitalising on their respective early chances. Malky Mackay would have been pleased that his side were competitive and were creating chances, but it was clear that the Staggies still had a few higher gears to find if they were to match their impressive form of late.

6 minutes after the restart, St Mirren passed up their first opportunity of the match to find an opening goal. A swinging cross from the left of the box from Connor Ronan troubled the County defence but Kristian Dennis’s attempted glancing header at the back post failed to redirect the ball goalward.

Shortly after, County had their first chance of the half when Joseph Hungbo enticing whipped right-footed delivery met the shin of Dominic Samuel inside the penalty area. Unfortunately, Samuel saw the cross late and could not adjust his feet in time to apply a finish with accuracy as the ball trickled into the arms of Jak Alnwick.

The Buddies really turned the screw in the second half and stepped up their pursuit of an elusive first goal. With 25 minutes left to play, St Mirren squandered the best chance of the half thus far when Connor Ronnan’s deep free kick met the swinging left boot of Marcus Fraser inside the penalty area. However, the ex-Staggie was denied of another goal against his former club by an outstanding instant reaction stop from Ashley Maynard-Brewer, who left out a strong left arm to beat away Fraser’s attempt on the line.

With 8 minutes remaining the hosts were dealt another great opportunity to run away with 3 points when Curtis Main found himself through on goal. Greg Kiltie retrieved the ball on the halfway line from a skewed David Cancola hook before sliding in Main for a one-on-one. Main rushed towards goal, but his lack of pace let him down as the charging Jack Baldwin got back in time to take the sting out of Main’s goalbound effort, allowing Keith Watson plenty of time to knock the ball behind for a corner before it crossed the line.

2 minutes before the end of regulation time, Jak Alnwick pulled off a double save to prevent a Staggies winner. A smart counterattacking move left Blair Spittal and then David Cancola with clear sights of goal inside the area, but two equally as smart saves from the St Mirren stopper kept out their firm attempts at goal.

The Staggies remain at the foot of the cinch Premiership, but are now just 2 points behind Livingston in 11th and are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches.

**Report courtesy of Ross County Football Club**.

Squad Statistics (as at December 1st, 2021)

2021/22 All Time
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (GK)22 10 - 10 -
Alex Iacovitti24 163587
Jake Vokins21 3 - 3 -
Connor Randall26 11 - 28 -
Jack Baldwin28 121121
Harry Paton23 15 - 854
Ross Callachan28 162162
Joseph Hungbo21 112112
Blair Spittal25 1765211
David Cancola25 7 - 7 -
Dominic Samuel27 10 - 10 -
Keith Watson (sub)32 11 - 933
Jordan Tillson (sub)28 15 - 59 -
Jordan White (sub)29 173307

League Table (as at December 1st, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.