Ross County 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 29th, 2018, 3:00 PM at Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall
Attendance: 6,313
Referee: Andrew Dallas
Ross County Inverness CT

Billy McKay (16)
Ross Stewart (84)
Jordan White (31)

Team Managers
Stuart Kettlewell John Robertson

Starting Eleven
Scott Fox
Marcus Fraser
Keith Watson
Callum Morris
Stelios Demetriou
Ross Draper
Michael Gardyne
Jamie Lindsay
Don Cowie
Ross Stewart
Billy Mckay
Mark Ridgers
Coll Donaldson
Shaun Rooney
Brad Mckay
Jamie McCart
Joe Chalmers
Tom Walsh
Sean Welsh
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Jordan White

Declan McManus
Davis Keillor-Dunn
Brian Graham
Ross Munro
James Wallace
Tom Grivosti
Tom Kelly
Daniel Hoban
Harry Nicolson
Carl Tremarco
Roddy MacGregor
Charlie Trafford
Nathan Austin
Daniel Mackay

Tom Grivosti -> Stelios Demetriou (20)
Declan McManus -> Michael Gardyne (68)
Brian Graham -> Don Cowie (78)
Nathan Austin for Sean Welsh (87)
Daniel Mackay for Aaron Doran (88)

Callum Morris (25)
Ross Draper (92)
Jamie Lindsay (21)
Billy McKay (61)
Coll Donaldson (21)
Jamie McCart (81)
Brad Mckay (83)

Red Cards
Brian Graham (90) Shaun Rooney (91)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 68 apps -
Joe Chalmers 69 apps5 goals
Coll Donaldson 56 apps1 goal
Shaun Rooney 23 apps4 goals
Jamie McCart 24 apps1 goal
Brad Mckay 98 apps4 goals
Aaron Doran 218 apps31 goals
Tom Walsh 25 apps8 goals
Sean Welsh 19 apps3 goals
Liam Polworth 185 apps16 goals
Jordan White 25 apps9 goals
Nathan Austin (sub) 28 apps10 goals
Daniel Mackay (sub) 24 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie McCart (21 years 197 days)
Oldest Player:Sean Welsh (28 years 296 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 66 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Roddy MacGregor (17 years 12 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (33 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 65 days
Domestic Players:14 (77.78 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Domination continues: The Caley Jags' domination in this seasons Highland Derby continues, but it's Ross County that take all three points in a game that had everything except the right result. County snatched all the bragging rights with six minutes to go through a Ross Stewart header. Former Inverness striker Billy Mckay was on hand to open the scoring after twenty minutes to tap in after a Ross Draper shot was palmed away by Mark Ridgers but Jordan White levelled from a corner as he smashed in from close range just on the half hour. Inverness were more creative than County but their MotM Scott Fox was in fine form to deny the over eager visitors. Brian Graham and Shaun Rooney were sent packing at the end after an altercation leaving Dallas no option but to send them off as tempers flared around the park: John Robertson also found himself sent to the stand in the second half as the tension mounted.

Best quote on CTO Forums came from jed5697 "They had a Fox in their box but we didn't have a fox in their box."

Inverness were without George Oakley who had picked up a foot injury but Carl Tremarco and Daniel Mackay made the bench. That meant that Jordan White led the line looking for his 100th competitive goal with Jamie McCart still deputising at left back. County were without the injured Iain Vigurs but Michael Gardyne made the starting XI. Callum Morris also returned to the line-up.

An excellent crowd of over six thousand were on hand to witness another pulsating derby where no prisoners would be taken, but they all saw the robbery at the end.

On BBC Sport:- Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson: "There was a bit of everything in that. Again, we didn't feel we played well and sometimes you have to credit the opposition for that.

"You have to credit our team and their togetherness. We scored a lot of goals late on in games and that's credit to the players' attitude."

John Robertson: "I'm still numb. That's one of the most one-sided derbies I've ever been involved in. From the moment they got their goal we dominated the game.

"We destroyed them in terms of passing the ball and moving the ball. I would be gutted to come away with a point but to come away with nothing is just incredible. It's a big lesson learned."

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Ross County 19 11 6 2 35 15 20 39
2. Ayr United 18 10 6 2 34 16 18 36
3. Dundee Utd 19 9 5 5 29 28 1 32
4. Inverness CT 18 5 11 2 25 20 5 26
5. Morton 19 6 7 6 22 28 -6 25
6. Queen of the South 19 5 9 5 27 22 5 24
7. Dunfermline 19 6 5 8 20 25 -5 23
8. Stirling Albion 19 4 7 8 19 27 -8 19
9. Partick Thistle 19 4 2 13 17 32 -15 14
10. Falkirk 19 3 4 12 16 31 -15 13