Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County

Saturday 10th March 2012
C McMenamin (7)
S Boyd (16)

County march on

League leaders Ross County recorded a fourth successive victory with a 2-0 win against Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Colin McMenamin put County ahead after only seven minutes, firing Scott Morrison's pass into the centre of the goal from 12 yards.

The Staggies extended their lead nine minutes later when Richard Brittain picked out the head of Scott Boyd who finished from close range.

Mark Stewart came close to halving the deficit in the 28th minute but his right-footed strike from 20 yards flew narrowly wide.

Hamilton goalkeeper David Hutton then had to be alert to prevent Paul Lawson from adding a third with a right-footed effort from the edge of the area.

Accies striker Andy Ryan forced a fine save out of Michael Fraser in the final minute as the hosts were denied a consolation.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance1,743
VenueNew Douglas Park
Kick Off
Hamilton 0 - 0 Ross County
0:18
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
1:02
Shot taken by James McAlister with his right foot
1:44
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
2:17
Shot taken by James Martin with his right foot
6:05
Shot taken by Colin McMenamin with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:05
Hamilton 0 - 1 Ross County
GOAL scored by Colin McMenamin with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
7:30
Foul on Colin McMenamin
7:34
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs from the right wing
7:56
Shot taken by Iain Vigurs with his right foot from the right wing
8:08
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
11:18
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline
11:36
Clearance by Iain Vigurs
14:58
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
15:31
Cross from Richard Brittain
15:40
Shot taken by Scott Boyd from the centre penalty area
15:40
Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County
GOAL scored by Scott Boyd from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
16:45
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
17:19
Foul on Jon Routledge
17:24
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond from the right wing
18:04
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot from the left byline
18:16
Clearance by Grant Munro
18:20
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
18:41
Clearance by Richard Brittain
18:46
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
19:02
Clearance by Stuart Kettlewell
19:05
Foul on Iain Vigurs
19:15
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
20:59
Cross from Daniel Redmond
21:01
Clearance by Scott Boyd
21:31
Foul on Mark Stewart
21:42
Free Kick taken by Andrew Ryan
21:52
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan with his right foot
22:01
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
22:49
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
22:53
Save made by Michael Fraser
26:47
Foul on Martin Canning
26:52
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
27:35
Shot taken by Mark Stewart with his right foot
28:46
Foul on Gary Miller
28:48
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs from the right wing
29:07
Cross from Iain Vigurs
29:18
Clearance by Simon Mensing
29:26
Shot taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot
29:31
Save made by David Hutton
30:01
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
32:59
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
33:09
Shot taken by Mark Stewart from the centre penalty area
33:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
34:35
Foul on Andrew Ryan
34:44
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
37:06
Foul on Jon Routledge
37:13
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
38:51
Foul on Scott Morrison
38:54
Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison
40:32
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline
40:59
Clearance by Martin Canning
41:55
Foul on Mark Stewart
42:01
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
42:33
Foul on Iain Vigurs
42:38
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
Half Time
Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County
Second Half Started
Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County
45:47
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
48:17
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
48:21
Clearance by Gary Miller
49:02
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
52:49
Foul on Michael Gardyne
52:54
Free Kick taken by Paul Lawson
54:18
Foul on Iain Vigurs
54:21
Free Kick taken by Grant Munro
57:08
Foul on Michael Gardyne
57:14
Free Kick taken by Paul Lawson
57:20
Substitution for Hamilton: Jordan Kirkpatrick on for James Martin
59:46
Foul on Grant Anderson
59:52
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
61:11
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
62:41
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline
63:06
Save made by David Hutton
63:26
Foul on Gary Miller
63:31
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
64:18
Foul on Jon Routledge
64:24
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
67:12
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
67:20
Foul on Andrew Ryan
67:26
Free Kick taken by Andrew Ryan
68:00
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
68:08
Shot taken by Martin Canning from the centre penalty area
70:26
Foul on Jon Routledge
70:31
Free Kick taken by Daniel Redmond
70:49
BOOKING: Iain Vigurs of Ross County given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
72:12
Offside flag raised against Michael Gardyne
72:16
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
74:00
Corner taken by Jordan Kirkpatrick with his right foot from the left byline
74:10
Foul on Jon Routledge
74:16
Free Kick taken by Martin Canning
76:05
Foul on Colin McMenamin
76:11
Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain
76:13
BOOKING: Simon Mensing of Hamilton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:40
Substitution for Ross County: Mark Corcoran on for Iain Vigurs
78:31
Foul on Grant Munro
78:37
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
83:08
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
83:11
Save made by Michael Fraser
84:10
Substitution for Ross County: Rocco Quinn on for Paul Lawson
85:40
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline
85:56
Clearance by Grant Munro
86:30
Corner taken by Richard Brittain with his right foot from the right byline
87:04
Clearance by Jon Routledge
88:10
Offside flag raised against Jordan Kirkpatrick
88:12
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
89:41
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00
Foul on Grant Munro
90:00+0:08
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
90:00+0:43
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan with his right foot
90:00+0:53
Save made by Michael Fraser
90:00+1:46
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan with his right foot
90:00+1:56
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
Full Time
Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County
Result
Hamilton 0 - 2 Ross County

Hamilton

vs

Ross County

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
8
Shots
4
1
On Target
3
7
Off Target
1
5
Crosses
2
9
Corners
4
22
Throw Ins
11
2
Saves
3
3
Clearances
7
2
Goal Kicks
10
12
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Hamilton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hutton
02.James McAlister
03.Simon Mensing (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Martin Canning
05.Stephen Hendrie
06.Daniel Redmond
07.Alexander Neil
08.Jon Routledge
09.James Martin 58+0' Tactical
10.Andrew Ryan
11.Mark Stewart

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Lee Kilday
14.Grant Gillespie
15.Grant Anderson
16.Jordan Kirkpatrick 58+0' Tactical

Ross County

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Fraser
02.Gary Miller
03.Grant Munro
04.Scott Boyd
05.Scott Morrison
06.Richard Brittain
07.Stuart Kettlewell
08.Paul Lawson 85+0' Tactical
09.Iain Vigurs (71+0: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical
10.Michael Gardyne
11.Colin McMenamin

Substitutes

12.Joe Malin
13.Jonathan Flynn
14.Mark Corcoran 77+0' Tactical
15.Rocco Quinn 85+0' Tactical
16.Steven Craig

Mensing returns for Accies

Hamilton welcome back Simon Mensing from a one-game ban as they host leaders Ross County looking to inflict a second defeat of the season on the Highlanders.

Striker Jon McShane looks set to miss out due to a dislocated toe and midfielder Ali Crawford also misses out with a knee ligament injury.

Manager Bill Reid said: "We are looking forward to playing Ross County. We have beaten them here in the league and then they won here in the League Cup. We know there is not much between the sides.

"We can go into the game with confidence as we also did well at their place but they nicked a 1-0 win from a game we felt we deserved more from."

First Division leaders Ross County travel without defenders David McNamee and Marc Fitzpatrick through injury as they look to make it 24 games without defeat.

The Dingwall men lost 5-1 to the Accies back in August - the last time they tasted defeat - however, manager Derek Adams has played down talk of a revenge mission.

"We were reduced to 10 men quite early in that game and that affected the outcome," he said. "The Hamilton side has changed quite a bit since then as well so we will be treating this one just like any other game.

"We are on a demanding run and this will be another tough test as Hamilton have a solid core of experience across their side as well as good young players."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 26 25 55
2 Falkirk 27 10 44
3 Dundee 26 11 41
4 Partick Thistle 27 4 35
5 Up Livingston 27 -1 35
6 Down Hamilton 27 -4 33
7 Morton 26 -13 31
8 Ayr United 26 -15 30
9 Raith Rovers 27 -6 28
10 Queen of South 27 -11 26

Updated 10/03/2012 at 16:56

 

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