Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Ross County 1-2 Dundee 4/4/17

UWTB1893
By UWTB1893,
  • 175 views
175 views
Published On: 11/04/17

Liam Boyce scored the winner from the penalty spot as Ross County edged out Dundee in Dingwall.

County took an early lead when Tim Chow turned home Liam Boyce's cross before Darren O'Dea levelled from the penalty spot.

Jim O'Brien was sent off for a second booking before Boyce slotted home from the penalty spot to put County back in front.

Danny Williams saw red for Dundee late on as County sealed the points.

Ross County 4-4-2

Fox
Naismith, Fraser, Davies (c) (McEveley 34 (Tumilty 78)), Van Der Weg
O’Brien, Woods (Routis 24), Chow, Gardyne
Boyce, Curran

Unused subs: McCarey (gk), Schalk, Lalkovic, Dow.

Goals: Chow (6), Boyce (89 pen).

Booked: Davies (foul on Ojamaa), O’Brien (foul on McGowan, and simulation), Curran (barging/pushing in melée).

Sent off: O’Brien (two yellows).

Dundee FC 3-5-2

Bain
Gomis, O’Dea (c), Holt
Kerr, O’Hara, Vincent, McGowan, Williams
Ojamaa (Wighton 61), Haber

Unused subs: Mitchell (gk), Hateley, Ross, Klok, Higgins.

Goal: O’Dea (44 pen).

Booked: O’Dea (foul on Boyce), Williams (foul on Naismith, and dissent), O’Hara (simulation).

Sent off: Williams (two yellows).

Attendance: 2,819 (277 Dees).

Referee: John Beaton. Assistants: Alastair Mather, Andy Milne. Fourth official: Gavin Duncan.


IP.Board Videos by DevFuse
  • Related Content

    • UWTB1893
      By UWTB1893
      The Highlanders will of course, be heading down South full of confidence following a run of five games without defeat which include three wins, one against Dundee.

      Dundee head into this game without any suspension or injury worries. The only notable absentees are long-term injuries James McPake and Julen Etxabeguren.

      Ross County will be missing Jay McEveley, Paul Quinn, Tony Dingwall and Chris Burke while midfielder Ian McShane could make his first appearance since December.

      County will be welcoming back Alex Schalk and Liam Boyce after they had served their suspensions.

      Current Head to Head League Record

      Played: 36 Won: 11 Drawn: 13 Lost: 12 GF: 42 GA: 41

      Despite County having the upper hand in recent times, both teams are actually quite close with regards to their Head to Head record.

      In the Dee’s favour is the fact we are undefeated at home to County in our last four matches which goes all the way back to 2013. That’s over four years which is a stat that often gets overlooked due to our less than sterling away form when on their patch.

      Match Facts

      Dundee will be looking for their third win in a row, something that they haven’t achieved since November 2014. These wins came against Motherwell, Hamilton and Kilmarnock.

      This will be the eighteenth meeting between the clubs at Dens. Dundee have come out on top six times, County five while the other seven have saw honours finish even.

      If we avoid defeat, we will have gone five games unbeaten in the League at Dens vs County. This will be a new record.

      Despite showing better form against Ross County in the past year, The Highlanders have only lost two of their last 12 top-flight meetings against us.

      Ticketing Information
      For Neil McCann’s first home game in charge, the club are repeating the special family ticket prices for the Bob Shankly Stand that were in place for the last home game against Hamilton. These are as follows:
      One adult and one under 16 – £10
      Two adults and up to six children – £20
      Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £22 for Adults, £15 for concessions and £12 for juveniles
      Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

      Photo Courtesy: Derek Gerrard Photography
    • TheDarkBlues
      By TheDarkBlues
      Jimmy Boyle’s side had put back to back wins together before narrowly losing out to Celtic last week in horrendous conditions in Glasgow.
    • UWTB1893
      By UWTB1893
      The Staggies came into the match bereft of confidence following a poor recent run, which had seen them record just one league victory in their previous league nine league matches in 2017, but they were the better side for much of this match.
      County could not have started better, with the returning Tim Chow putting them ahead after just seven minutes. Despite retaining their lead for the majority of the first-half, parity was restored when Dundee skipper Darren O’Dea levelled from the spot on 45 minutes.
      County were in command of the second-half but had to wait until the 90th minute to find a winner, with Boyce showing composure to hand them their first home league victory since December 31.
      Jim McIntyre went back to basics as he reverted to a 4-4-2 formation which included three changes. Tim Chow was back from suspension and Michael Gardyne and Jim O’Brien started, with Christopher Routis, Jay McEveley and Alex Schalk dropping to the bench. Leading scorer Liam Boyce returned to playing as an out-and-out forward, having occupied a deeper position in recent weeks, with McIntyre looking to the Northern Irishman to put pressure on a Dark Blues defence that leaked a remarkable seven goals at home to Aberdeen on Friday.
      The blustery conditions made play difficult from the off, particularly for the hosts who were playing into the wind, however it was the Highlanders who still showed the greater intent from the start, and they were rewarded with the breakthrough after just seven minutes. Boyce was influential in the goal, taking on O’Brien’s fine pass down the left channel before jinking past Dundee defender Kevin Gomis and squaring for Chow to slot home from close-range.
      It was exactly the start McIntyre had demanded, however the Dark Blues responded brightly, with Darren O’Dea guiding a free header wide from Paul McGowan’s free-kick, before Scott Fox was required to make an impressive clawed save to push Mark O’Hara’s long-range strike over.
      The Staggies were forced to make two changes during the first-half, with Martin Woods failing to shake off an injury he had pulled up with earlier in the match, with Frenchman Routis coming on in his place, before Andrew Davies limped off with a back injury only minutes after he had sent a free-kick just wide, with Jay McEveley his replacement.
      County’s rhythm was not disrupted however, with Naismith sending Routis’ corner wide, before Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain hurt himself in palming Chow’s delivery behind under pressure from Craig Curran, only for referee John Beaton to award a goal kick.
      Curran nearly caught Bain out five minutes before the interval when he beat the goalkeeper to the ball on the edge of his own box, however the wind prevented the Englishman’s effort carrying far enough to reach the goal, allowing the visitors to clear.
      The visitors were handed a lifeline on 44 minutes however, when they were awarded a spot-kick after Fraser bundled Henrik Ojamaa to the ground as the attacker went through on goal following Marcus Haber’s flick-on. O’Dea stepped up and made no mistake, thumping the ball past Fox despite the goalkeeper diving correctly to his left.
      The injuries caused six minutes of stoppage time to be added at the end of the first-half, and County nearly took advantage four minutes into that when Routis’ delivery was met by Boyce, whose header forced an outstanding save from Bain on to his crossbar.
      County were intent on regaining their lead, with O’Brien’s lobbed effort forcing another fine fingertip save from Bain, before Boyce steered Naismith’s delivery inches wide on 58 minutes. The home side looked more fluent in possession but the lack of confidence in both sides was apparent, with moments of quality in short supply, as further efforts from Boyce and Routis went well off target.
      The Staggies did well to keep Dundee’s second-half threat to a minimum, with McIntyre’s side doing far more to force the issue of a breakthrough. They spurned a fine chance on 74 minutes when Boyce teed up Naismith in a fine position but he blasted his shot wide of the near post.
      County had to make a third enforced substitution of the night when substitute McEveley limped off, being replaced by youngster Reghan Tumilty, before their night went from bad to worse on 81 minutes when O’Brien was shown a second yellow card for diving to try and win a penalty under close attention from Dundee defender Kevin Holt.
      County were given a penalty late on when Gardyne was taken down by Cammy Kerr, with Boyce making no mistake to coolly slot home, while there was time for further late drama when Dundee midfielder Danny Williams was shown a second booking following a late altercation.
    • UWTB1893
      By UWTB1893
      After a back and forth opening, Rangers took the lead after nine minutes. Fraser Kemp’s under hit pass back to Calum Ferrie was pounced upon by Ross Lyon, who curled the ball past the oncoming keeper from a tight angle.
      Things got worse for the Dees as they fell further behind four minutes later. Lyon’s low corner was met by an unmarked Andy Dallas, who swept the ball home from close range.
      Rangers added a third in controversial circumstances after 16 minutes. Liam Burt looked to go down inside the area with little contact from Ferrie, but the referee pointed to the spot, and Jamie Barjonas sent his penalty into the bottom right corner of the net, leaving Rangers 3-0 ahead.
      Dundee’s best chance of the half came after 26 minutes, when Mark Smith pounced on a loose ball in the Rangers defence, but his shot was saved by Robby McCrorie.
      Rangers added a fourth seven minutes after the restart. Serge Atakayi managed to create space inside the Dundee penalty area, before drilling a fierce shot past Ferrie into the bottom corner of the net.
      Ferrie had to be at his best to deny Rangers a fifth on the hour mark. The Dundee stopper making a fine save to keep out Dallas’ curling effort from the top of the box. Burt was the next Rangers player to be denied, as Ferrie smothered his effort from a Rangers counter attack.
      With 71 minutes gone, Rangers did add a fifth. Kyle Bradley got on the end of Josh Jeffries corner and managed to squeeze his header past Josh Mulligan and the diving Ferrie.
      Despite the score line there are still positives for the Dees to take from this match. Kosta Gadzhalov and Henrik Ojamaa both got some much-needed game time on their returns from injury, and in midfield, 14-year-old Finlay Robertson put in an excellent performance, while his fellow 14-year-olds Josh Mulligan and Lyall Cameron also coped well with a physically powerful Rangers side.
      Dundee (4-2-3-1): Ferrie, Dryden, Gadzhalov, Smyth, Quigley, Ross, Robertson, Kemp (Mulligan 45), Ojamaa (Cameron 56), M. Smith (Anderson 45), I.Smith
      Subs Unused: C. Allan
      Rangers (4-2-3-1): Robby McCrorie, Bradley, Lyon, Ashmore, Ross McCrorie (Adamson 60), Wilson (Krones 45), Atakayi, Barjonas, Dallas, Jeffries, Burt (Abaradan 73)
      Subs Unused: Gibson, Wright
      Goals: Lyon 9’, Dallas 13’, Barjonas 16’ (p), Atakayi 52’, Bradley 71’
      Report: Andrew Creegan
  • Other Videos