Ross County 0 - 1 Hamilton Academical  (League)

Saturday, December 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM at Global Energy Stadium
Attendance: 2,966
Referee: John Beaton
Ross County v Hamilton Academical, Dec 20th 2014, Global Energy Stadium
Ross County  Hamilton Academical

Goalscorers
None. Martin Canning (6)

Starting Eleven
Antonio Reguero
Paul Quinn
Jamie Reckord
Steven Saunders
Michael Gardyne
Jackson Irvine
Tony Dingwall
Martin Woods
Joe Cardle
Richard Brittain
Yoann Arquin
Michael McGovern
Stephen Hendrie
Michael Devlin
Martin Canning
Grant Gillespie
Alex Neil
Ali Crawford
Anthony Andreu
Dougie Imrie
Darian MacKinnon
Mickael Antoine-Curier

Bench
Mark Brown
Lewis Toshney
Terry Dunfield
Filip Kiss
Darren Maatsen
Graham Carey
Jake Jervis
Blair Currie
Craig Watson
Darren Lyon
Eamonn Brophy
Daniel Redmond
Jason Scotland
Louis Longridge

Substitutions
Jake Jervis for Michael Gardyne (55)
Graham Carey for Tony Dingwall (64)
Darren Maatsen for Jackson Irvine (79)
Louis Longridge for Alex Neil (74)
Jason Scotland for Mickael Antoine-Curier (82)
Darren Lyon for Anthony Andreu (89)

Bookings
None. Canning

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Antonio Reguero (GK) 7 apps -
Paul Quinn 9 apps2 goals
Steven Saunders 15 apps1 goal
Jamie Reckord 6 apps -
Richard Brittain 263 apps50 goals
Michael Gardyne 223 apps49 goals
Joe Cardle 18 apps -
Jackson Irvine 13 apps -
Tony Dingwall 8 apps2 goals
Martin Woods 8 apps -
Yoann Arquin 33 apps6 goals
Darren Maatsen (sub) 18 apps3 goals
Graham Carey (sub) 56 apps5 goals
Jake Jervis (sub) 18 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tony Dingwall (20 years 153 days)
Oldest Player:Antonio Reguero (32 years 177 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 280 days

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tony Dingwall (20 years 153 days)
Oldest Player:Mark Brown (33 years 303 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 259 days

First Team Debuts

Milestones

The visitors were on the offensive from the start, and were ahead after just six minutes. Martin Canning climbed above Jackson Irvine to meet Ali Crawford's corner and head home.

County manager Jim McIntyre had emphasised the need for his side to keep a clean sheet, but that idea was literally blown apart after six minutes.

Crawford stole in on the left to win a corner and it was his delivery that gave former County Defender Martin Canning the chance to rise and beautifully angle a header into the corner against his former side.

Hamilton continued to press and a second looked likely when Mickael Antoine-Curier broke into the box on the right-hand side.
His beautifully weighted ball across the face of goal was inches away from being buried by Stephen Hendrie.

County came close to getting back on level terms when Michael Gardyne was upended by Canning.

Martin Woods sent a wonderful curling effort from 25 yards only to be denied by an even more impressive save by Michael McGovern, who pushed the ball on to the post.

The County midfielder should have done better when Cardle galloped towards the bye-line.

His delivery found Woods in space in front of goal, but he snatched at it and winced as his effort flew well over.

County grew into the game in terms of possession and had the chances to snatch a point.

Joe Cardle blazed high over the bar when the net beckoned and Paul Quinn seemed certain to score in injury-time only for his composure to desert him as he fired past the near upright with the goal gaping.

Programme cover / Team sheet