Ross County 3
Celtic 2
League (SPL)

Ross County
3 - 2

League (SPL)
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 6,031
3:00 PM Kick-off

Grant Munro (30)
Sam Morrow (36)
Steffen Wohlfarth (90)
Charlie Mulgrew (15)
Gray Hooper (21

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Neil Lennon

Starting Eleven
Michael Fraser
5. Scott Boyd
Grant Munro
Mihael Kovacevic
18. Evangelos Oikonomou
8. Paul Lawson
7. Stuart Kettlewell
11. Iain Vigurs
12. Rocco Quinn
14. Martin Scott
Sam Morrow
Fraser Forster
Efe Ambrose
Rami Gershon
Kelvin Wilson
Charlie Mulgrew
Joe Ledley
Baram Kayal
Dylan McGeouch
Anthony Stokes
Gary Hooper

Sean McCarthy
Adam Porritt
André Hainault
Alex Cooper
Steven Ross
20. Gary Glen
15. Steffen Wohlfarth
Lukasz Zaluska (GK)
Thomas Rogne
Kris Commons
Tom Rogic
Paddy McCourt
Lassad Nouioui
Tony Watt

Steffen Wohlfarth for Sam Morrow (76)
André Hainault for Rocco Quinn (86)
Kris Commons for Rami Gershon (65)
Thomas Rogne for Dylan McGeouch (68)
Tony Watt for Anthony Stokes (79)

None. Baram Kayal

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

ROSS COUNTY recorded their first victory over Champions Celtic in the SPL at the Global Energy Stadium, in dramatic style. The victory saw the Staggies extend their unbeaten to eleven matches, but their latest success was bitter sweet for the home support.

The visitors opened on the offensive, and forged a two goal advantage after just twenty minutes. County keeper Michael Fraser will want to forget both in a hurry. The first came direct from a corner in 15 minutes, Charlie Mulgrew’s inswinger deceiving everyone including the County keeper, whose flailing touch wasn’t enough to keep it out. Six minutes later he was clutching thin air again, this time Gary Hooper using Dylan McGeouch’s cut-back at the angle of the box to flight a finish in at the back post.

But this County side is built on the confidence their unbeaten run had given them, and after 29 minutes reduced the leeway with a goal of real quality. Grant Munro latched onto a headed clearance from Rami Gershon at the edge of the box, and the stopper smashed home a superb volley from 20 yards. Seven minutes later Victoria Park erupted as their heroes levelled the match in sensational fashion.. Dylan McGeouch looked like he should have cleared Iain Vigurs’ cross at the far post but Sam Morrow had other ideas, and swept home the equaliser past the helpless Fraser Forster to restore parity.

The second period saw the home side hold the upper-hand, and were looking the more likely to add another, but almost came unstuck midway through the half when Fraser parried a Hooper shot which cannoned off Mihael Kovacevic’s chest on to the woodwork and safety. Efe Ambrose looked increasingly anxious, minutes later he headed a Rocco Quinn through ball back to Forster, only to see Martin Scott steal in behind him. He was lucky the midfield man failed to make a clean contact with the goal gaping. Wohlfarth came on and almost made an instant impact, when hechased down a ball over the top but fired his finish effort wide of the target Foster caught of his line.

The keeper was a long way short when in injury-time another ball over the top from Evangelos Oikonomou, saw the German striker chasing it down, with Forster and Kelvin Wilson closing in, powered a superb header over the duo and into the net for a dramatic winner for the home side.

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 2013)

2012/13 All Time
Michael Fraser (GK)29 17 - 60 -
Scott Boyd26 33 - 21911
Evangelos Oikonomou25 10 - 10 -
Mihael Kovacevic25 25 - 25 -
Grant Munro32 312734
Martin Scott27 10 - 18311
Rocco Quinn26 286619
Iain Vigurs24 31815422
Stuart Kettlewell28 2221238
Paul Lawson28 15118116
Sam Morrow28 233367
André Hainault (sub)26 2 - 2 -
Steffen Wohlfarth (sub)29 8181

League Table (as at March 9th, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.