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  • Scottish Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 12:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
  • Attendance: 3,802
St MirrenSt MirrenvRoss CountyRoss County
1
  • Thompson, 50
4
  • Brittain, 22
  • Morrow, 67
  • Sproule, 71
  • Sproule, 74

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Match ends, St Mirren 1, Ross County 4.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, St Mirren 1, Ross County 4.

90+3 mins:Penalty saved! Lewis Guy (St Mirren) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

90+2 mins:Penalty conceded by Grant Munro (Ross County) after a foul in the penalty area.

90+2 mins:Penalty St Mirren. Lewis Guy draws a foul in the penalty area.

88 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Alex Cooper replaces Iain Vigurs.

88 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Marc McAusland (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Teale.

84 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

84 mins:Attempt saved. John McGinn (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

82 mins:Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

82 mins:Paul Lawson (Ross County) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Steven Ross replaces Ivan Sproule.

79 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. John McGinn replaces Paul McGowan.

79 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

78 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

77 mins:Offside, Ross County. Sam Morrow tries a through ball, but Sam Morrow is caught offside.

74 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Ross County 4. Ivan Sproule (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rocco Quinn.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74 mins:Corner, Ross County.

73 mins:Foul by David Barron (St Mirren).

73 mins:Ivan Sproule (Ross County) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis Guy (St Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

71 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Ross County 3. Ivan Sproule (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Iain Vigurs.

67 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Ross County 2. Sam Morrow (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Ivan Sproule (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

64 mins:Foul by Paul Lawson (Ross County).

64 mins:John Robertson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

59 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Lewis Guy tries a through ball, but Lewis Guy is caught offside.

56 mins:Iain Vigurs (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

56 mins:David Barron (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Corner, St Mirren.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Ivan Sproule (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Lewis Guy replaces Sam Parkin.

52 mins:Foul by Rocco Quinn (Ross County).

52 mins:Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

52 mins:James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Goal! St Mirren 1, Ross County 1. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Barron.

46 mins:Substitution, St Mirren. Dougie Imrie replaces Conor Newton.

Second Half begins St Mirren 0, Ross County 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, St Mirren 0, Ross County 1.

45+1 mins:Corner, Ross County.

45 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Glen (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Lawson (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38 mins:Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

38 mins:Ivan Sproule (Ross County) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

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

33 mins:Attempt missed. Ivan Sproule (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

33 mins:Steve Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

22 mins:Goal! St Mirren 0, Ross County 1. Richard Brittain (Ross County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

22 mins:Hand ball by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).

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

20 mins:Sam Parkin (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Parkin (St Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved.

16 mins:Attempt missed. David Barron (St Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

14 mins:Graham Carey (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14 mins:Foul by Graham Carey (St Mirren).

14 mins:Ivan Sproule (Ross County) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Offside, St Mirren. Steve Thompson tries a through ball, but Steve Thompson is caught offside.

13 mins:Foul by Paul Lawson (Ross County).

13 mins:John Robertson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

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

11 mins:Attempt saved. Richard Brittain (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

9 mins:Foul by Evangelos Ikonomou (Ross County).

9 mins:Steve Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Corner, Ross County.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Steve Thompson (St Mirren).

6 mins:Evangelos Ikonomou (Ross County) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Thompson (St Mirren) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

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

3 mins:Sam Parkin (St Mirren) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Attempt saved. Grant Munro (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Richard Brittain.

2 mins:Corner, Ross County.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 12:45pm
  • St Mirren Park
  • Attendance: 3,802
St MirrenSt MirrenvRoss CountyRoss County
1
  • Thompson, 50
4
  • Brittain, 22
  • Morrow, 67
  • Sproule, 71
  • Sproule, 74

match report

Ivan Sproule scored twice on his debut as Ross County moved 12 points clear of danger in the SPL with a 4-1 win at St Mirren.

Richard Brittain fired the visitors ahead with an excellent 25-yard free-kick and the Highland side passed up numerous opportunities to extend their advantage during the first half.

St Mirren were rewarded for a bright start to the second half when Steven Thompson rocketed a shot past Mark Brown from just inside the area, but it was to be the highlight of the afternoon for Danny Lennon's side.

Sam Morrow took advantage on a horrific defensive error by David Barron to restore County's lead and Ivan Sproule marked his debut with a goal four minutes later.

Sproule capped off an excellent display when he tapped home a fourth and a miserable day for St Mirren was completed when Lewis Guy's penalty was saved by Brown in injury time.

Craig Samson had earlier made a fine save for the hosts, diving full stretch to keep out Iain Vigurs' free-kick, while Gary Teale forced Brown into a good stop just before their late penalty as St Mirren looked for a consolation.

team line-up

1Craig Samson
14Marc McAusland
23David Barron
24Conor Newton46
10Paul McGowan79
8John Robertson
6James Goodwin
21Gary Teale
11Graham Carey
19Sam Parkin53
9Steve Thompson

substitutes

16Grant Adam
25Sean Kelly
7Dougie Imrie46
29John McGinn79
27Lewis Guy53
5Lee Mair
2David van Zanten

referee

Euan Norris

team line-up

25Mark Brown
22Mihael Kovacevic
18Evangelos Ikonomou
5Scott Boyd
4Grant Munro
12Rocco Quinn
11Iain Vigurs88
16Ivan Sproule80
10Richard Brittain
8Paul Lawson
20Gary Glen64

substitutes

24Steven Ross80
23Archie Macphee
6Ross Tokely
1Michael Fraser
3Marc Fitzpatrick
21Alex Cooper88
17Sam Morrow64

referee

Euan Norris

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target611
shots off target34
corners44
tackles won00
offsides53