Dundee 1 - 1 Ross County

Saturday 25th February 2012
R Conroy (pen 33)S Kettlewell (11)

Dee held by Staggies

Dundee's hopes of closing the gap on Ross County were hit following their 1-1 draw against the First Division leaders.

Ryan Conroy's penalty drew the home side level after Stuart Kettlewell had put the visitors in front, but the Dee were unable to go on and claim all three points.

The Staggies took the lead after 11 minutes when Richard Brittain's right-wing cross found Kettlewell who finished neatly from six yards.

Dundee equalised in the 33rd minute when Conroy powered his penalty past goalkeeper Michael Fraser after midfielder Paul Lawson had brought down Carl Finnigan inside the box.

There were few chances in the match thereafter, and it was actually the visitors who came closest to scoring again when defender Scott Boyd headed over the bar from six yards on the hour mark.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance5,003
VenueDens Park Stadium
Kick Off
Dundee 0 - 0 Ross County
3:36
Foul on Ryan Conroy
3:42
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
5:13
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
5:46
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
7:34
Corner taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot from the left byline
7:59
Save made by Rab Douglas
10:25
Cross from Michael Gardyne
10:28
Shot taken by Stuart Kettlewell with his right foot from the left six yard line
10:28
Dundee 0 - 1 Ross County
GOAL scored by Stuart Kettlewell with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
11:47
Foul on Michael Gardyne
11:51
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs
15:25
Foul on Michael Gardyne
15:36
Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain
15:53
Cross from Richard Brittain
16:59
Foul on Michael Gardyne
17:02
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs from the right wing
17:19
Cross from Iain Vigurs
17:24
Clearance by Neil McGregor
18:17
Offside flag raised against Kevin McBride
18:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
19:22
Foul on Kevin McBride
19:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin McBride
21:55
Foul on Carl Finnigan
22:03
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine
22:52
BOOKING: Stuart Kettlewell of Ross County given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
24:21
Foul on James McCluskey
24:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
25:20
Cross from Ryan Conroy
25:22
Block taken by Grant Munro
26:58
Foul on James McCluskey
27:04
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
31:14
Foul on Carl Finnigan
32:23
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Ryan Conroy and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
32:23
Dundee 1 - 1 Ross County
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
34:39
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
35:54
Foul on Ryan Conroy
36:09
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
36:54
Foul on Grant Munro
37:04
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
38:54
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
40:48
Offside flag raised against Carl Finnigan
40:49
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
41:20
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
41:53
Foul on Scott Boyd
41:59
Free Kick taken by Grant Munro
42:30
Corner taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot from the left byline
42:48
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
Half Time
Dundee 1 - 1 Ross County
Second Half Started
Dundee 1 - 1 Ross County
45:31
BOOKING: Rhys Weston of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:50
Foul on Scott Morrison
45:53
Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain
46:05
Shot taken by Richard Brittain with his right foot
46:32
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
47:24
Foul on Gary Miller
47:29
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
48:43
Foul on Carl Finnigan
48:51
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
49:13
Cross from Rhys Weston
49:18
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
50:30
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
50:57
Clearance by Scott Boyd
53:54
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline
54:13
Save made by Rab Douglas
54:26
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
55:30
Foul on James McCluskey
55:40
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
56:14
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
56:18
Save made by Michael Fraser
56:30
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
56:59
Foul on Carl Finnigan
57:03
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
57:16
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
57:25
Clearance by Grant Munro
58:52
Foul on Carl Finnigan
59:01
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
59:08
BOOKING: Grant Munro of Ross County given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:00
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
60:44
Shot taken by Scott Boyd from the left six yard line
61:17
BOOKING: Colin McMenamin of Ross County given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:51
Foul on Rhys Weston
62:00
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
64:02
Foul on Neil McGregor
64:07
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
64:44
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
66:58
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
67:21
Clearance by Scott Boyd
68:06
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
74:02
Substitution for Dundee: Steven Milne on for Kevin McBride
76:27
Substitution for Ross County: Mark Corcoran on for Michael Gardyne
77:45
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
78:07
Clearance by Iain Vigurs
78:33
Offside flag raised against Carl Finnigan
78:37
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
82:36
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
82:51
Substitution for Dundee: Graham Bayne on for Jake Hyde
83:33
Save made by Michael Fraser
83:37
Foul on Michael Fraser
83:41
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
86:33
Foul on Scott Boyd
86:38
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
87:39
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
90:00+3:06
Foul on Gary Miller
90:00+3:09
Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain from the right wing
Full Time
Dundee 1 - 1 Ross County

Dundee

vs

Ross County

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
0
Shots
3
0
On Target
1
0
Off Target
2
4
Crosses
3
5
Corners
4
20
Throw Ins
20
2
Saves
2
2
Clearances
4
5
Goal Kicks
6
0
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
13
3
Offside
0
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
3

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Matthew Lockwood
04.Neil McGregor
05.Rhys Weston (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.James McCluskey
07.Stephen O'Donnell
08.Kevin McBride 75+0' Tactical
09.Ryan Conroy
10.Jake Hyde 83+0' Tactical
11.Carl Finnigan

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Craig McKeown
14.Ross Chisholm
15.Steven Milne 75+0' Tactical
16.Graham Bayne 83+0' Tactical

Ross County

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Michael Fraser
02.Gary Miller
03.Scott Boyd
04.Grant Munro (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Scott Morrison
06.Stuart Kettlewell (23+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Paul Lawson
08.Richard Brittain
09.Iain Vigurs
10.Michael Gardyne 77+0' Tactical
11.Colin McMenamin (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Joe Malin
13.Jonathan Flynn
14.Rocco Quinn
15.Mark Corcoran 77+0' Tactical
16.Steven Craig

Riley ruled out for Dee

Dundee will be without Nicky Riley for their home clash with Irn-Bru First Division leaders Ross County.

Winger Riley is ruled out of the match with a back problem

Talks to bring former Scotland internationalist Nigel Quashie to the club continue, however manager Barry Smith is not convinced a deal will be completed in time for him to feature.

Defender Rhys Weston is included despite breaking his nose last weekend and then receiving a further blow to the same spot against Falkirk.

On-loan St Johnstone striker Carl Finnigan could start after a goalscoring substitute appearance in midweek.

"We have fought back to get draws in recent games which shows great character," said Smith of his side's recent form. "But I would much rather that we got in front in games and fought to hold onto a lead."

Ross County could welcome back midfielder Stuart Kettlewell for their trip to face the third-placed Dee after the former Queen's Park and Clyde man's groin injury eased.

Defender Marc Fitzpatrick remains out with a knee knock for a game that County boss Derek Adams is looking forward to.

He said: "We did well down at Dens Park earlier in the season when we won 2-1 and a repeat of that would be great.

"It is always a good ground to play at as their fans make a lot of noise and create a good atmosphere and with over 5,000 fans expected to be at this one it should be a really good occasion."

Adams admitted he is an admirer of new Dark Blues recruit Carl Finnigan.

He added: "Dundee have made a really good signing in Carl Finnigan and we need to watch him."

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 22 18 43
2 Falkirk 25 11 43
3 Dundee 25 10 38
4 Up Hamilton Accies 25 0 33
5 Down Livingston 24 -1 32
6 Down Partick Thistle 24 5 31
7 Down Morton 24 -6 31
8 Up Raith Rovers 25 -10 25
9 Up Ayr United 23 -16 24
10 Down Queen of South 25 -11 23

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:03

 

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