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Ross County


League (Premiership)
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Dens Park, Dundee. Att. 4,621
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Zak Rudden (24) Joseph Hungbo (45)
Regan Charles-Cook (79)

Team Managers
James McPake Malky Mackay

Starting Eleven
1 Adam Legzdins
2 Cammy Kerr
4 Liam Fontaine
5 Ryan Sweeney
6 Jordan McGhee
8 Shaun Byrne
18 Paul McMullan
20 Zak Rudden
22 Vontae Daley-Campbell
24 Max Anderson
77 Niall McGinn
Ross Laidlaw .1
Connor Randall .2
Alex Iacovitti .16
Jake Vokins .3
Keith Watson .15
Ross Callachan .8
Jordan Tillson .22
Regan Charles-Cook .17
Blair Spittal .7
Joseph Hungbo .23
Jordan White .26

Bench
21 Ian Lawlor
9 Danny Mullen
11 Declan McDaid
12 Jay Chapman
15 Josh Mulligan
16 Christie Elliott
17 Luke McCowan
19 Finlay Robertson
26 Charlie Adam
Ashley Maynard-Brewer .31
Declan Drysdale .20
Kayne Ramsay .19
Ben Paton .24
Adam Mackinnon .32
Harry Paton .6
Dominic Samuel .10
Matthew Wright .30
Alex Samuel .9

Substitutions
None. Dominic Samuel for Joseph Hungbo (72)
Harry Paton for Blair Spittal (80)
Declan Drysdale for Regan Charles-Cook (86)

Cautions
None. Ross Callachan (21)
Connor Randall (62)
Alex Iacovitti (65)
Harry Paton (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Don Robertson (Referee)



Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County came from behind to defeat Dundee 2-1 at Dens Park in the cinch Premiership this afternoon.

New signing Zak Rudden scored his first goal for the Dees since arriving in the January transfer window from Partick Thistle to give his side an early lead.

However, County showed great spirit to get back in the game with a goal seconds before half time from Joseph Hungbo.

The league’s top scorer Regan Charles-Cook had his second half penalty saved but he soon made amends for his miss by grabbing the winner with just 10 minutes to play.

The hosts came flying out the traps and nearly took the lead inside the first minute. New signing Niall McGinn found Paul McMullan on the edge of the area, but the winger’s shot struck the crossbar to deny him of an early opener.

Nevertheless, James McPake’s men did open the scoring in the 24th minute through January signing Zak Rudden. The former Partick Thistle man picked the ball up inside the box from Jordan McGhee’s pass before firing it into the bottom right corner to clinch his first Dundee goal and give his side an important early lead.

Jake Vokins had County’s first proper sight of goal as he used his weaker right foot to fire a shot from the centre of the box at Adam Legzdins’ goal. Unfortunately, the Dundee stopper stretched out his arm to beat the Southampton-loanee’s effort away.

However, on the stroke of half time, County grabbed an equaliser with thanks to Joseph Hungbo! The Watford-loanee was played down the line by Alex Iacvotti before driving inward and blasting the ball beyond Legzdins from a tight angle and into the left corner.

13 minutes after the restart, the Staggies were awarded a penalty kick after Cammy Kerr was adjudged to have handled the ball inside his own penalty area. It would be none other than the cinch Premiership’s top scorer Regan Charles-Cook to step up and take the penalty, but to the amazement of every at Dens Park, County’s talisman’s spot kick was saved!

Malky Mackay’s side may have thought they would live to regret that opportunity, but Charles-Cook soon avenged his penalty miss with 10 minutes to play. A defensive calamity from Dundee’s Cammy Kerr and Ryan Sweeney allowed a bouncing ball to fall at the feet of Jordan White inside the hosts’ defensive half. White then played in Charles-Cook with a first-time pass before the winger bagged his 11th cinch Premiership goal of the season by expertly dispatching the ball into the top left corner from the right of the box.

In the 85th minute, substitute Danny Mullen came close to equalising for Dundee when his sliding effort at the back post from a Paul McMullan cross crashed against the legs of the unaware Ross Laidlaw on the Ross County goal line.

Deep into added time a reckless tackle from Vontae Daley-Campbell on Harry Paton reduced the hosts to 10 men as County comfortably saw the game out to return to Dingwall with all 3 points.

**Match report courtesy of Ross County Football Club**



Squad Statistics (as at February 5th, 2022)


2021/22 All Time
Age
Ross Laidlaw (GK)29 11 - 73 -
Keith Watson32 18 - 1003
Jake Vokins21 14 - 14 -
Alex Iacovitti24 213637
Connor Randall26 20 - 37 -
Ross Callachan28 264264
Joseph Hungbo22 203203
Blair Spittal26 2666111
Regan Charles-Cook24 24115613
Jordan Tillson28 22 - 66 -
Jordan White30 285419
Declan Drysdale (sub)22 4 - 4 -
Harry Paton (sub)23 22 - 924
Dominic Samuel (sub)27 211211






League Table (as at February 5th, 2022)


No league table has been added for this season.