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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvRoss CountyRoss County
01
  • Brittain, 57

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Match ends, Hibernian 0, Ross County 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Hibernian 0, Ross County 1.

90+4 mins:Attempt blocked. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90+4 mins:Foul by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

90+4 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Alex Cooper (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90+3 mins:Foul by Alex Cooper (Ross County).

90+3 mins:Daniel Handling (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Offside, Ross County. Richard Brittain tries a through ball, but Richard Brittain is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Foul by Shefki Kuqi (Hibernian).

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

86 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Eoin Doyle tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

86 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Shefki Kuqi replaces Tim Clancy.

86 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

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

79 mins:Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

79 mins:Alex Cooper (Ross County) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Ryan McGivern with a cross.

75 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Sam Morrow replaces Gary Glen.

74 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Eoin Doyle tries a through ball, but Eoin Doyle is caught offside.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Jorge Claros (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the left.

70 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Ross Tokely replaces Mihael Kovacevic.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

67 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

66 mins:Foul by James McPake (Hibernian).

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

66 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

64 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

63 mins:Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

62 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces David Wotherspoon.

62 mins:Substitution, Hibernian. Jorge Claros replaces Tom Taiwo.

62 mins:Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

62 mins:Scott Boyd (Ross County) wins a free kick.

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

61 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Leigh Griffiths tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

58 mins:Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

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

57 mins:Goal! Hibernian 0, Ross County 1. Richard Brittain (Ross County) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marc Fitzpatrick with a cross.

56 mins:Attempt saved. James McPake (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved.

56 mins:Scott Boyd (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

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

55 mins:Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

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

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

51 mins:Foul by Gary Glen (Ross County).

51 mins:James McPake (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Paul Lawson replaces Stuart Kettlewell.

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, Ross County 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Hibernian 0, Ross County 0.

45+1 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

43 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

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

42 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Cairney (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

41 mins:Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

40 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Corner, Ross County.

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

36 mins:Hand ball by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

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

35 mins:Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Gary Deegan (Hibernian).

35 mins:Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the right from a direct free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

32 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

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

32 mins:Tim Clancy (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Offside, Ross County. Iain Vigurs tries a through ball, but Iain Vigurs is caught offside.

29 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

26 mins:Attempt missed. James McPake (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths.

25 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

25 mins:Corner, Hibernian.

22 mins:Gary Deegan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

17 mins:Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian).

17 mins:Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Tim Clancy (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

13 mins:Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian).

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

9 mins:Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

9 mins:David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

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

5 mins:Offside, Hibernian. Gary Deegan tries a through ball, but Gary Deegan is caught offside.

2 mins:Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Easter Road
HibernianHibernianvRoss CountyRoss County
01
  • Brittain, 57

match report

Ross County ended a nine-match winless run with a 1-0 Scottish Premier League victory over Hibernian at Easter Road.

Richard Brittain headed in the winner after 57 minutes as the visitors won for the first time in almost two months to emulate Aberdeen and claim a second win over Hibs from two attempts this season.

The start was disjointed as possession was frequently relinquished, with Tim Clancy's blast into the second tier of the stand barely deserving of being called a shot.

Hibs were beginning to get a foothold in the game, but County were resilient.

An insipid first half closed after Paul Cairney shot well wide as a free-kick from a promising position was played short to him.

The second period was offering much of the same uneventful fare as the first until Hibs hesitated, allowing Iain Vigurs time and space in the left channel to loft a ball forwards.

The ball looped towards Brittain 15 yards out and his header beat Ben Williams and flew into the top corner. It was the midfielder's fifth of the season.

Mihael Kovacevic, Vigurs and Clancy, who ran 40 metres to remonstrate with the official, all saw yellow before McPake was booked for a sliding challenge when he appeared to win the ball.

The time was ticking for Hibs and little more than 20 minutes remained when football matters resumed.

A Ryan McGivern cross from the left was headed over by Eoin Doyle before substitute Jorge Claros, on for Tom Taiwo, had a shot turned around the post for a corner by Mark Brown.

Doyle had the ball in the net 16 minutes from time, but he was flagged offside in reacting first to a Brown save from Leigh Griffiths' shot.

The left flank was proving a useful source of supply for Hibs and McGivern's accurate cross was met by Griffiths, who should have done better than head straight at Brown from six yards out.

With four minutes remaining, Hibs exchanged defender Clancy for striker Shefki Kuqi in an effort to find an equaliser, but, it did not materialise as the visitors emulated the Dons and Motherwell in claiming victory in Leith this term.

team line-up

1Ben Williams
3Ryan McGivern
4Paul Hanlon
6James McPake
2Tim Clancy86
14David Wotherspoon62
7Gary Deegan
20Tom Taiwo62
11Paul Cairney
10Eoin Doyle
9Leigh Griffiths

substitutes

32Shefki Kuqi86
8Jorge Claros62
24Daniel Handling62
34Dean Horribine
36Bradley Donaldson
16Lewis Stevenson
31Sean Murdoch

referee

John Beaton

team line-up

25Mark Brown
3Marc Fitzpatrick
4Grant Munro
22Mihael Kovacevic70
5Scott Boyd
10Richard Brittain
7Stuart Kettlewell48
11Iain Vigurs
21Alex Cooper
12Rocco Quinn
20Gary Glen75

substitutes

1Michael Fraser
23Archie Macphee
8Paul Lawson48
24Steven Ross
6Ross Tokely70
19Sam Morrow75
9Colin McMenamin

referee

John Beaton

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target42
shots off target70
corners61
tackles won00
offsides43