Aberdeen 0
Ross County 1
League (SPL)


Aberdeen 

0 - 1

Ross County


League (SPL)
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Pittodrie Stadium. Att. 6,394
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Gary Glen (81)

Team Managers
Craig Brown Derek Adams

Starting Eleven
James Langfield
Ryan Jack
Clark Robertson
Russell Anderson
Mark Reynolds
Gavin Rae
Niall McGinn
Jonny Hayes
Stephen Hughes
Rory Fallon
Josh Magennis
Mark Brown .25
Scott Boyd .5
Grant Munro
Evangelos Oikonomou .18
Mihael Kovacevic
Paul Lawson .8
Iain Vigurs .11
Richard Brittain
Rocco Quinn .12
Sam Morrow
Ivan Sproule

Bench
Dan Twardzik
Nicky Low
Gary Naysmith
Robert Milsom
Peter Pawlett
Scott Vernon
Declan McManus
Michael Fraser
Archie MacPhee
André Hainault
Alex Cooper
Tony Dingwall .26
Gary Glen .20
Steffen Wohlfarth .15

Substitutions
Peter Pawlett for Rory Fallon (46)
Robert Milsom for Stephen Hughes (63)
Declan McManus for Jonny Hayes (79)
Steffen Wohlfarth for Sam Morrow (64)
Gary Glen for Ivan Sproule (72)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Crawford Allan (Referee)



Match Report


Source unknown.

Gary Glen's late goal moved Ross County to third in the Scottish Premier League after beating Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

A drab first half saw Ryan Jack go close for the hosts while County's Ivan Sproule tested Jamie Langfield. Sproule had the visitors' best chances of a similarly dull second half before Niall McGinn hit the side-netting.

But substitute Gary Glen finished Steffen Wohlfarth's flick with 10 minutes to go.

Aberdeen were looking for their first ever competitive win over Ross County after drawing and losing the previous two meetings of 2012/13.

Jonny Hayes returned to the home side's starting XI and within sixty seconds foraged forward menacingly before being brought to a halt by County's Mihael Kovacevic. With the game initially lacking fluidity, a decent Russell Anderson interception on 11 minutes eventually sparked an Aberdeen attack that ended with a Hayes cross which County keeper Mark Brown gathered at the second attempt.

The Dons took the game to Derek Adams' men again in the 25th minute. A floated Hayes pass put Jack in behind County's Evangelos Ikonomou on the right side of the box and the Scotland under-21 international cut inside to send in a low left-footed shot wide of the goal.

Ikonomou found Sproule on the left channel and the Northern Irishman flashed in a low right-footed effort which Langfield had to divert wide for a corner. County sustained that pressure and a Kovacevic effort, after he dispossessed Hayes, gave Langfield more to do before half-time.

On 64 minutes, Sproule received a long ball in the box with his back to goal and wriggled away from Dons captain Russell Anderson to shoot tamely. A minute later Sproule, looking for his sixth Ross County goal, worked Langfield again with a near-post drive but the home keeper was equal to it. The striker was substituted for Glen soon after, a swap Sproule did not look enthused about.

Then, when a goal-less draw looked inevitable, County took the lead. Rocco Quinn's right-wing cross was flicked on nicely by Wohlfarth in the direction of Glen, who blasted high past Langfield at the near-post from eight yards.

Aberdeen almost replied immediately as Rae latched onto Pawlett's pass in the box to force an excellent low save from Brown.



Squad Statistics (as at February 26th, 2013)


2012/13 All Time
Age
Mark Brown (GK)31 16 - 16 -
Scott Boyd26 31 - 21711
Mihael Kovacevic24 23 - 23 -
Evangelos Oikonomou25 8 - 8 -
Grant Munro32 291713
Rocco Quinn26 266599
Richard Brittain29 29820240
Iain Vigurs24 29815222
Paul Lawson28 13117916
Ivan Sproule32 6565
Sam Morrow27 212346
Gary Glen (sub)22 223223
Steffen Wohlfarth (sub)29 6 - 6 -






League Table (as at February 26th, 2013)


No league table has been added for this season.