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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Fir Park
  • Attendance: 3,739
MotherwellMotherwellvRoss CountyRoss County
3
  • Higdon, 25
  • Law, 46
  • Lasley, 82
2
  • Quinn, 17
  • Quinn, 70

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Match ends, Motherwell 3, Ross County 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Motherwell 3, Ross County 2.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. Colin McMenamin (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Iain Vigurs.

90+3 mins:Corner, Ross County.

90+1 mins:Foul by Chris Humphrey (Motherwell).

90+1 mins:Grant Munro (Ross County) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

87 mins:Foul by Colin McMenamin (Ross County).

87 mins:Keith Lasley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Foul by Grant Munro (Ross County).

86 mins:Robert McHugh (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Goal! Motherwell 3, Ross County 2. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

81 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

79 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Zaine Francis-Angol replaces Michael Higdon.

78 mins:Foul by Grant Munro (Ross County).

78 mins:Michael Higdon (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Foul by Michael Higdon (Motherwell).

77 mins:Grant Munro (Ross County) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Foul by Jamie Murphy (Motherwell).

76 mins:Rocco Quinn (Ross County) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Stuart Carswell replaces Nicky Law.

73 mins:Foul by Alex Cooper (Ross County).

73 mins:Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Ross County.

70 mins:Goal! Motherwell 2, Ross County 2. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

68 mins:Substitution, Motherwell. Robert McHugh replaces Henrik Ojamaa.

67 mins:Foul by Michael Higdon (Motherwell).

67 mins:Iain Vigurs (Ross County) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Alex Cooper replaces Gary Glen.

66 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Stuart Kettlewell replaces Richard Brittain.

66 mins:Foul by Nicky Law (Motherwell).

66 mins:Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Foul by Colin McMenamin (Ross County).

65 mins:Tom Hateley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County).

65 mins:Keith Lasley (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Offside, Ross County. Gary Glen tries a through ball, but Gary Glen is caught offside.

63 mins:Hand ball by Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell).

63 mins:Attempt missed. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

61 mins:Offside, Ross County. Gary Glen tries a through ball, but Gary Glen is caught offside.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

57 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Chris Humphrey tries a through ball, but Chris Humphrey is caught offside.

55 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

55 mins:Attempt blocked. Tom Hateley (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54 mins:Foul by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

54 mins:Michael Higdon (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Fotheringham (Ross County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

50 mins:Offside, Ross County. Richard Brittain tries a through ball, but Richard Brittain is caught offside.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Colin McMenamin (Ross County) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Richard Brittain.

48 mins:Corner, Ross County.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Richard Brittain.

47 mins:Corner, Ross County.

46 mins:Goal! Motherwell 2, Ross County 1. Nicky Law (Motherwell) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

46 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Grant Munro replaces Mihael Kovacevic.

Second Half begins Motherwell 1, Ross County 1.

45 mins:First Half ends, Motherwell 1, Ross County 1.

40 mins:Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Motherwell).

40 mins:Gary Glen (Ross County) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

40 mins:Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Corner, Ross County.

37 mins:Offside, Ross County. Gary Glen tries a through ball, but Gary Glen is caught offside.

35 mins:Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Ross County).

35 mins:Steven Hammell (Motherwell) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Scott Boyd (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32 mins:Hand ball by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

31 mins:Offside, Ross County. Rocco Quinn tries a through ball, but Rocco Quinn is caught offside.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

25 mins:Goal! Motherwell 1, Ross County 1. Michael Higdon (Motherwell) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

23 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

19 mins:Offside, Motherwell. Henrik Ojamaa tries a through ball, but Henrik Ojamaa is caught offside.

17 mins:Goal! Motherwell 0, Ross County 1. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Richard Brittain.

16 mins:Foul by Adam Cummins (Motherwell).

16 mins:Colin McMenamin (Ross County) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Keith Lasley (Motherwell) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Hateley.

13 mins:Corner, Motherwell.

9 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Motherwell) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Fir Park
  • Attendance: 3,739
MotherwellMotherwellvRoss CountyRoss County
3
  • Higdon, 25
  • Law, 46
  • Lasley, 82
2
  • Quinn, 17
  • Quinn, 70

match report

Motherwell recorded their first home victory since the beginning of September as they defeated Ross County 3-2 at Fir Park.

Rocco Quinn unleashed a sensational 30-yard strike to give the visitors the lead after 17 minutes, however their advantage was short-lived as Michael Higdon headed home Chris Humphrey's pin-point delivery eight minutes later.

Nicky Law capitalised on some slack possession to fire the hosts ahead in the opening minute of the second half, but this time County responded positively and Quinn hammered home at the second time of asking to level.

Both sides showed a determination to grab a winner and Keith Lasley clinched the game for Motherwell when he flashed an effort beyond Mark Brown with eight minutes remaining.

County created the first chance of the match and Quinn was unfortunate to see his chipped effort from outside of the box land on top of Lee Hollis' goal.

Motherwell responded at the other end, however, with Humphrey failing to find the target after a neat pass from Higdon, before Quinn opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he burst forward before unleashing an unstoppable shot beyond Hollis from 30 yards.

Stuart McCall's side responded in a positive fashion and Brown made a brave stop at the feet of Henrik Ojamaa before the hosts grabbed a deserved equaliser.

Humphrey's pinpoint delivery found Higdon and Motherwell's top-scorer nodded the ball beyond Brown.

Mihael Kovacevic was replaced by Grant Munro at half-time, however it was Motherwell who made the dream start to the second half when Law raced through on goal and calmly slotted the ball into the net.

Ross Tokely tested Hollis with a powerful header and Colin McMenamin failed to capitalise on a free header inside the area following a good delivery from Richard Brittain.

Motherwell continued to press forward and Brown made an excellent stop to keep out Hateley's free-kick after 57 minutes.

The Staggies fans did not have to wait much longer for an equaliser though as Quinn fired against Adam Cummins before his deflected effort rebound left Hollis flat-footed.

Both sides were demonstrating a desire to secure all three points and Lasley rocketed home with eight minutes remaining to put the Fir Park side on course for victory.

team line-up

12Lee Hollis
5Shaun Hutchinson
3Steven Hammell
30Adam Cummins
4Nicky Law73
14Keith Lasley
7Chris Humphrey
6Tom Hateley
9Michael Higdon79
11Jamie Murphy
8Henrik Ojamaa68

substitutes

16Robert McHugh68
19Fraser Kerr
18Stuart Carswell73
43Ross Stewart
15Simon Ramsden
26Zaine Francis-Angol79
17Omar Daley

referee

Calum Murray

team line-up

25Mark Brown
5Scott Boyd
22Mihael Kovacevic46
6Ross Tokely
3Marc Fitzpatrick
10Richard Brittain66
12Rocco Quinn
29Mark Fotheringham
11Iain Vigurs
9Colin McMenamin
20Gary Glen67

substitutes

23Archie Macphee
24Steven Ross
21Alex Cooper67
1Michael Fraser
4Grant Munro46
7Stuart Kettlewell66
8Paul Lawson

referee

Calum Murray

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target46
shots off target33
corners55
tackles won00
offsides25