Ross County 5 - 1 Hamilton Accies

Saturday 28th April 2012
C McMenamin (5)
R Brittain (40, 54)
S Kettlewell (46)
M Gardyne (77)
J McAlister (45)

Sweet revenge for champions County

Ross County gained revenge over Hamilton with a 5-1 victory at Victoria Park.

The Accies are the only team to have beaten Derek Adams' side in the league this season, but fell behind after five minutes when Colin McMenamin swept home Richard Brittain's right-wing cross.

The Staggies doubled their lead five minutes before the break, Michael Gardyne playing in Brittain to score his 11th goal of the season.

Billy Reid's men came back into the game in the 46th minute when James McAlister found the back of the net with a long-range strike.

But Stuart Kettlewell restored County's two-goal advantage just 45 seconds later, tapping home Scott Morrison's cross.

The champions assured their victory after 54 minutes when Brittain scored his second of the afternoon.

Gardyne then scored County's fifth in the 77th minute, smashing the ball into the roof of the net after the visitors failed to clear Lawson's corner.

OfficialEuan Norris
Attendance4,737
VenueVictoria Park
Kick Off
Ross County 0 - 0 Hamilton Accies
0:54
Foul on Jon Routledge
0:58
Free Kick taken by Grant Gillespie
2:53
Foul on Michael Gardyne
2:58
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs
4:46
Shot taken by Colin McMenamin with his right foot from the right penalty area
4:46
Ross County 1 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Colin McMenamin with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
6:37
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
6:43
Foul on Jon Routledge
6:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Hendrie from the left wing
7:01
Cross from Stephen Hendrie
7:08
Clearance by Richard Brittain
7:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
9:53
Foul on Gary Miller
9:59
Free Kick taken by Gary Miller from the right wing
12:22
Shot taken by Grant Gillespie using his left foot
12:32
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
13:09
Shot taken by Daniel Redmond with his right foot
13:23
Save made by Michael Fraser
14:07
Shot taken by Colin McMenamin with his right foot from the left penalty area
14:34
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
16:38
Offside flag raised against Stuart Kettlewell
16:41
Free Kick taken by David Hutton
19:04
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
20:24
Foul on Colin McMenamin
20:30
Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain from the right wing
20:48
Cross from Richard Brittain
20:56
Offside flag raised against Scott Boyd
23:05
Shot taken by Gary Miller with his right foot from the right penalty area
23:23
Save made by David Hutton
23:28
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
26:56
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
27:08
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
28:15
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
29:22
Shot taken by Stephen Hendrie with his right foot from the right penalty area
29:36
Block taken by Jonathan Flynn
29:50
Corner taken by Daniel Redmond using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
30:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
31:48
Offside flag raised against Stuart Kettlewell
31:52
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
32:53
Foul on Colin McMenamin
33:00
Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs from the left wing
33:32
Shot taken by Gary Miller with his right foot from the left penalty area
33:48
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
34:20
Shot taken by James McAlister with his right foot
34:44
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
35:31
Shot taken by Iain Vigurs from the left penalty area
35:42
Save made by David Hutton
38:02
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
38:40
Clearance by Grant Gillespie
39:39
Shot taken by Richard Brittain using his left foot
39:39
Ross County 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Richard Brittain using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
41:13
Shot taken by Michael Gardyne with his right foot from the right wing
41:24
Save made by David Hutton
Half Time
Ross County 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
Second Half Started
Ross County 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
45:44
Shot taken by James McAlister using his left foot
45:44
Ross County 2 - 1 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by James McAlister using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
46:29
Shot taken by Stuart Kettlewell with his right foot from the right six yard line
46:29
Ross County 3 - 1 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Stuart Kettlewell with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
49:48
Foul on Richard Brittain
49:54
Free Kick taken by Gary Miller
50:43
Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using his left foot
50:51
Save made by David Hutton
52:10
Hand Ball taken by Stuart Kettlewell
52:14
Free Kick taken by Jon Routledge
52:55
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
53:09
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
53:35
Shot taken by Richard Brittain with his right foot from the right penalty area
53:35
Ross County 4 - 1 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Richard Brittain with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
54:15
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
55:15
Foul on Jon McShane
55:21
Free Kick taken by Simon Mensing
55:40
Foul on Jordan Jivanda
55:48
Free Kick taken by Lee Kilday
56:36
Foul on Andrew Ryan
56:41
Free Kick taken by Andrew Ryan
57:09
Shot taken by Andrew Ryan using his left foot
57:16
Block taken by Iain Vigurs
57:25
Offside flag raised against Stephen Hendrie
57:26
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
57:55
Foul on Lee Kilday
58:01
Free Kick taken by Lee Kilday
58:40
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
60:14
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Jordan Kirkpatrick on for Daniel Redmond
61:13
Foul on Richard Brittain
61:17
Free Kick taken by Michael Fraser
62:51
Foul on Jon Routledge
63:02
Free Kick taken by Jon Routledge
63:49
Foul on Jordan Jivanda
63:53
Free Kick taken by James McAlister
64:01
Foul on Iain Vigurs
64:21
BOOKING: Iain Vigurs of Ross County given yellow card for dissent
64:49
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Flynn
66:39
Foul on Stuart Kettlewell
66:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Lawson
68:02
Shot taken by Jon McShane with his right foot from the right wing
68:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
69:22
Shot taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot
69:36
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
71:10
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using his left foot from the right byline
73:14
Foul on Jordan Kirkpatrick
73:18
Free Kick taken by Jordan Kirkpatrick from the right wing
73:39
Cross from Jordan Kirkpatrick
73:41
Clearance by Jonathan Flynn
75:24
Corner taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot from the left byline
76:44
Shot taken by Michael Gardyne with his right foot from the left penalty area
76:44
Ross County 5 - 1 Hamilton Accies
GOAL scored by Michael Gardyne with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top left of the goal.
77:30
Substitution for Hamilton Accies: Craig Watson on for Stephen Hendrie
78:50
Substitution for Ross County: Steven Craig on for Michael Gardyne
79:32
Goal Kick taken by Michael Fraser
80:35
Substitution for Ross County: Mark Corcoran on for Iain Vigurs
81:19
Substitution for Ross County: Rocco Quinn on for Richard Brittain
82:54
Shot taken by Scott Morrison with his right foot
83:08
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
85:05
Corner taken by Paul Lawson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
85:42
Clearance by Simon Mensing
85:53
Shot taken by Scott Morrison with his right foot
86:07
Save made by David Hutton
86:52
Shot taken by Colin McMenamin from the centre penalty area
87:04
Goal Kick taken by David Hutton
Full Time
Ross County 5 - 1 Hamilton Accies

Ross County

vs

Hamilton Accies

5
Goals
1
5
Assists
1
15
Shots
9
10
On Target
4
5
Off Target
5
1
Crosses
2
5
Corners
1
21
Throw Ins
13
1
Saves
5
2
Clearances
2
8
Goal Kicks
10
2
Blocks
0
9
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

Ross County

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Michael Fraser
02.Gary Miller
03.Scott Boyd
04.Jonathan Flynn
05.Scott Morrison
06.Paul Lawson
07.Stuart Kettlewell
08.Iain Vigurs (65+0: Dissent) 81+0' Tactical
09.Richard Brittain 82+0' Tactical
10.Michael Gardyne 79+0' Tactical
11.Colin McMenamin

Substitutes

12.Joe Malin
13.Mark Corcoran 81+0' Tactical
14.Rocco Quinn 82+0' Tactical
15.Kurtis Byrne
16.Steven Craig 79+0' Tactical

Hamilton Accies

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hutton
02.Jordan Jivanda
03.Simon Mensing
04.Stephen Hendrie 78+0' Tactical
05.Lee Kilday
06.Jon Routledge
07.Daniel Redmond 61+0' Tactical
08.Grant Gillespie
09.James McAlister
10.Andrew Ryan
11.Jon McShane

Substitutes

12.Blair Currie
13.Craig Watson 78+0' Tactical
14.Graeme MacGregor
15.Greig Spence
16.Jordan Kirkpatrick 61+0' Tactical

Staggies duo sidelined

Champions Ross County will be without the injured David McNamee and Marc Fitzpatrick as they play their final Scottish First Division game against Hamilton.

Midfielder Rocco Quinn is available after a ban, but with a title party planned for after the game, manager Derek Adams is in no mood for things to fall flat.

He said: "This is a huge day in the history of Ross County and we want to mark it with a win.

"We also want to see the season out undefeated in 34 games and winning this game would take us closer to that objective.

"We have deserved to win the First Division over the season and want to go out with a bang, especially at home."

Hamilton will be without suspended defenders Mark McLaughlin and Martin Canning.

Skipper Alex Neil has completed a suspension but a groin problem could see him miss out against the Staggies.

Manager Billy Reid also missing the injured pair of Ali Crawford and Mark Stewart and said: "Ross County have done tremendously well and are worthy champions.

"I am sure that they will enjoy their party but I am only concerned in how Hamilton Accies play.

"We will have a young side out as we are missing a fair amount of experience through the suspensions, but I am sure our players will enjoy and benefit from playing in front of a packed crowd."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 35 38 76
2 Dundee 35 9 52
3 Falkirk 35 4 49
4 Up Livingston 35 3 48
5 Down Hamilton Accies 35 -1 48
6 Partick Thistle 35 11 46
7 Morton 35 -13 42
8 Raith Rovers 35 -5 41
9 Ayr United 35 -22 38
10 Queen of South 35 -24 32

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:15

 
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