Motherwell 2 - 2 Ross County (League)

Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 3:00 PM at Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 3,193
Referee: Willie Collum
Motherwell v Ross County, Dec 13th 2014, Fir Park, Motherwell
Motherwell Ross County 

John Sutton (52)
Henrik Ojamaa (58)
Tony Dingwall (45)
Tony Dingwall (90)

Starting Eleven
Dan Twardzik
David Ferguson
Mark O'Brien
Stephen McManus
Zaine Francis-Angol
Josh Law
Keith Lasley
Stuart Carswell
Iain Vigurs
Henrik Ojamaa
John Sutton
Antonio Reguero
Paul Quinn
Jamie Reckord
Steven Saunders
Martin Woods
Jackson Irvine
Tony Dingwall
Richard Brittain
Graham Carey
Jake Jervis
Yoann Arquin

Lionel Ainsworth
Gunnar Nielsen
Lee Erwin
Nathan Thomas
Morgyn Neill
Chris Cadden
Ross MacLean
Mark Brown
Lewis Toshney
Terry Dunfield
Michael Gardyne
Joe Cardle
Filip Kiss
Darren Maatsen

Lionel Ainsworth for Iain Vigurs (46)
Lee Erwin for Josh Law (86)
Chris Cadden for Henrik Ojamaa (91)
Joe Cardle for Graham Carey (61)
Michael Gardyne for Jake Jervis (64)
Darren Maatsen for Richard Brittain (85)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Antonio Reguero (GK) 6 apps -
Paul Quinn 8 apps2 goals
Steven Saunders 14 apps1 goal
Jamie Reckord 5 apps -
Martin Woods 7 apps -
Richard Brittain 262 apps50 goals
Jackson Irvine 12 apps -
Graham Carey 55 apps5 goals
Tony Dingwall 7 apps2 goals
Yoann Arquin 32 apps6 goals
Jake Jervis 17 apps4 goals
Joe Cardle (sub) 17 apps -
Michael Gardyne (sub) 222 apps49 goals
Darren Maatsen (sub) 17 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tony Dingwall (20 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Antonio Reguero (32 years 170 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 10 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tony Dingwall (20 years 146 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (33 years 296 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 252 days

First Team Debuts


Youngster Tony Dingwall wrote his name all over this encounter with the steelmen at Fir Park. The midfield man capped a five star display with two superbly taken efforts to earn the Staggies a valuable share of the points.

Ross County will feel they did enough to secure all three points, with Tony Dingwall scoring late in either half. Goals from John Sutton and Henrik Ojaama looked to have ended Kenny Black's tenure as caretaker manager on a winning note.

But the loss of that late leveller means Ross County move off the foot of the Scottish Premiership table. Jim McIntyre's side remain two points behind Motherwell.
Dingwall's opener was one of few highlights of a forgettable opening period and it came in the closing seconds. Jamie Reckord's cross from the left fell to the winger at the back post and though his initial drive was pushed away brilliantly by Motherwell keeper Dan Twardzik, Dingwall drilled the opener low into the corner of the net.
Paul Quinn should have given the visitors a greater cushion early in the second half, but blazed over the bar with the goal gaping after Twardzik had saved from Jake Jervis.

And that was to prove pivotal as Motherwell substitute Lionel Ainsworth helped turn the game in their favour. The substitute created the equaliser for John Sutton, his pace and trickery giving him time and space to plant a cross right on the striker's head only a yard from goal.

County were shocked by that,and they were stunned by Ojaama's strike a few moments later, the Estonian running on unchallenged before smacking a shot beyond County keeper Antonio Reguero.

McIntyre's men were undeterred and Michael Gardyne thought he had brought them level only for his close-range shot to be cleared off the line.

As County scrapped for an equaliser, Twardzik did well to clutch a Jackson Irvine header and watched as Michael Gardyne’s effort clipped the ball against the post.

But just as the game looked to have slipped beyond County, youngster Tony Dingwall rifled the ball past the keeper for the second time, earning the staggies a deserved equaliser, and share of the points.

Programme cover / Team sheet