Ross County 0
Inverness CT 0
League (SPL)


Ross County
0 - 0
Inverness CT 

League (SPL)
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Global Energy Stadium. Att. 5,959
7:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Derek Adams
Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Michael Fraser
5. Scott Boyd
Grant Munro
18. Evangelos Oikonomou
Mihael Kovacevic
8. Paul Lawson
11. Iain Vigurs
Richard Brittain
12. Rocco Quinn
Sam Morrow
Ivan Sproule
Ryan Esson
David Raven
Graeme Shinnie
Gary Warren
Josh Meekings
Owain Tudur-Jones
Ross Draper
Andrew Shinnie
Billy McKay
Ritchie Foran
Aaron Doran

Bench
Sean McCarthy
Archie MacPhee
André Hainault
Alex Cooper
Steven Ross
20. Gary Glen
15. Steffen Wohlfarth
Antonio Reguero
Danny Devine
Charlie Taylor
Nick Ross
Liam Polworth
Conor Pepper
Shane Sutherland

Substitutions
Gary Glen for Sam Morrow (66)
Steffen Wohlfarth for Ivan Sproule (88)
Nick Ross for Aaron Doran (58)
Charlie Taylor for Ritchie Foran (65)

Cautions
Iain Vigurs (30)
David Raven (31)
Graeme Shinnie (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven McLean (Referee)




Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County missed the opportunity to overtake Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a highly charged Highland derby. County's Evangelos Ikonomou had a first-half shot deflected wide after Ivan Sproule's impressive wing play. Tempers flared as Iain Vigurs put in a heavy challenge on Caley's David Raven, which led to an angry exchange between managers Derek Adams and Terry Butcher. Later, Mihael Kovacevic went close and Inverness claimed for a penalty when Ikonomou felled Graeme Shinnie.

The clash they call "El Kessocko", after the bridge which separates the two communities, was part of the clubs' push for a European place and was played in front of 5,959 fans. This was the first time the teams had met in the SPL with them both as top-six clubs. The opening 45 minutes produced little in terms of clear-cut chances although early on Owain Tudur Jones fed Inverness captain Richie Foran who was back in the starting 11 after injury and his ball from the right just eluded Billy McKay as he slid in.

At the other end Sproule could not control a promising ball over the top while Vigurs rounded David Raven but fatally delayed his cross. County's best first-half chance came when Sproule out on the right found Oikonomou but his thunderbolt was deflected clear by Raven. Then it was Inverness's turn to come close when Ross Draper's effort was cleared off the line.

On the half-hour Vigurs put in a robust tackle on Raven, who retaliated and both players received yellow cards. Meanwhile, the managers began to square up to each other over the incident and had to be separated by officials.
In the second half Andrew Shinnie looked through on goal only to be denied by a crucial tackle from Grant Munro before Kovacevic beat Graeme Shinnie but his searing shot just skirted the left post. Soon after the same player came just as close to the other side of the woodwork. The Global Energy Stadium erupted when Oikonomou appeared to upend Graeme Shinnie in the box but referee Steven MacLean instead booked the Inverness player, apparently for diving.



Squad Statistics (as at March 2nd, 2013)


2012/13 All Time
Age
Michael Fraser (GK)29 16 - 59 -
Scott Boyd26 32 - 21811
Mihael Kovacevic24 24 - 24 -
Evangelos Oikonomou25 9 - 9 -
Grant Munro32 301723
Rocco Quinn26 276609
Richard Brittain29 30820340
Iain Vigurs24 30815322
Paul Lawson28 14118016
Ivan Sproule32 7575
Sam Morrow27 222356
Steffen Wohlfarth (sub)29 7 - 7 -
Gary Glen (sub)22 233233






League Table (as at March 2nd, 2013)


No league table has been added for this season.