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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,135
InvernessInvernessvRoss CountyRoss County
2
  • McKay, pen 9
  • McKay, 54
1
  • Vigurs, 41

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Match ends, Inverness CT 2, Ross County 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Inverness CT 2, Ross County 1.

90+2 mins:Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

90+2 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Richard Brittain (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

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

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

89 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Philip Roberts replaces Billy McKay.

87 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

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

86 mins:Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

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

85 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Munro (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82 mins:Corner, Ross County.

81 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

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

80 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

80 mins:Offside, Ross County. Colin McMenamin tries a through ball, but Colin McMenamin is caught offside.

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

78 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Steven Ross replaces Rocco Quinn.

77 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

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

76 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

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

75 mins:Substitution, Inverness CT. Shane Sutherland replaces Andrew Shinnie.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Colin McMenamin (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

74 mins:Corner, Ross County.

73 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Ross Draper (Inverness CT).

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

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

70 mins:Billy McKay (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Corner, Ross County.

69 mins:Attempt blocked. Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

69 mins:Corner, Ross County.

68 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Billy McKay tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

67 mins:Attempt saved. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

65 mins:Foul by David Raven (Inverness CT).

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

65 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Alex Cooper replaces Mark Fotheringham.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Ross Draper (Inverness CT) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie with a cross.

64 mins:Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

64 mins:Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

58 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

57 mins:Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) wins a free kick.

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

56 mins:Gary Warren (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 2, Ross County 1. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie.

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

49 mins:Mark Fotheringham (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

49 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT).

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

46 mins:Substitution, Ross County. Grant Munro replaces Ross Tokely.

Second Half begins Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1.

45 mins:Corner, Inverness CT.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. Ross Draper (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45 mins:Offside, Ross County. Stuart Kettlewell tries a through ball, but Stuart Kettlewell is caught offside.

43 mins:Foul by Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT).

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

41 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 1, Ross County 1. Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mihael Kovacevic.

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

40 mins:Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

37 mins:Mark Brown (Ross County) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

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

35 mins:Attempt missed. Aaron Doran (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

32 mins:Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Inverness CT).

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

31 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

31 mins:Mark Fotheringham (Ross County) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Richie Foran tries a through ball, but Richie Foran is caught offside.

30 mins:Iain Vigurs (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

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

30 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by Gary Warren (Inverness CT).

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

25 mins:Offside, Ross County. Stuart Kettlewell tries a through ball, but Stuart Kettlewell is caught offside.

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

23 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

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

16 mins:Ross Draper (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Richie Foran (Inverness CT).

12 mins:Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

12 mins:Owain Tudur-Jones (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Billy McKay tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

10 mins:Hand ball by Colin McMenamin (Ross County).

9 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9 mins:Goal! Inverness CT 1, Ross County 0. Billy McKay (Inverness CT) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

8 mins:Penalty conceded by Ross Tokely (Ross County) after a foul in the penalty area.

8 mins:Penalty Inverness CT. Josh Meekings draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

7 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

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

7 mins:Richie Foran (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Offside, Inverness CT. Billy McKay tries a through ball, but Billy McKay is caught offside.

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

3 mins:Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,135
InvernessInvernessvRoss CountyRoss County
2
  • McKay, pen 9
  • McKay, 54
1
  • Vigurs, 41

match report

Billy McKay's double was enough for Inverness to beat local rivals Ross County 2-1 in the Scottish Cup on a sub-zero night at the Caledonian Stadium.

The 24-year-old has now scored seven goals in his last five games with his brace setting up a last 16 tie with Kilmarnock.

McKay fired home an early penalty before Iain Vigurs' sublime finish levelled things just before half-time, but a spectacular curler from the hosts' in-form striker settled things nine minutes after half-time.

The Highland neighbours met in the aptly named Cold Firm derby after sharing a thrilling 3-3 draw in Dingwall 10 days ago.

Inverness made no changes to the side which won 3-0 against Hibernian on Saturday, which sent them above the Edinburgh side into second in the league.

Influential midfielder Stuart Kettlewell replaced Gary Glen in the only change to the County side which lost 3-2 to Motherwell on Saturday.

Inverness started where they left off against Hibs and took a ninth minute lead. Former Inverness stalwart Ross Tokely was adjudged by referee Craig Thomson to have taken down Gary Warren in the area.

No further chances were created until the 35th minute when Ross Draper found Doran just outside the area and the Irishman, making his 50th appearance for Inverness, shot inches wide.

Staggies fans will not have minded waiting for their opportunity with Vigurs netting a beautiful equaliser.

The former Inverness midfielder dinked the ball over charging goalkeeper Antonio Reguero from 25-yards after he was found by Colin McMenamin.

Draper might have put the home side back in front on the stroke of half-time but he screwed his low piledriver just wide from Richie Foran's lay off.

County started brightly after the interval with Rocco Quinn forcing Reguero into a save, but moments later McKay netted his second of the game with a superb curling strike from just outside the box for his 13th goal of the season.

Vigurs had the opportunity to level the scores after 68 minutes when he connected with a Quinn cross but the close range header was straight at Reguero. Seconds later County substitute Grant Munro watched as his header was cleared off the line by David Raven.

County substitute Steven Ross headed a Mark Fitzpatrick cross just wide with seven minutes remaining an visiting captain Richie Brittain had the chance to grasp a last-minute equaliser but it was cleared by Josh Meekings.

team line-up

12Antonio Reguero
14Josh Meekings
2David Raven
5Gary Warren
3Graeme Shinnie
9Richie Foran
4Owain Tudur-Jones
8Ross Draper
17Aaron Doran
7Billy McKay88
10Andrew Shinnie75

substitutes

21Liam Polworth
32Matthew Cooper
18Shane Sutherland75
1Ryan Esson
23Philip Roberts88

referee

Craig Thomson

team line-up

25Mark Brown
6Ross Tokely46
22Mihael Kovacevic
3Marc Fitzpatrick
5Scott Boyd
12Rocco Quinn78
7Stuart Kettlewell
29Mark Fotheringham65
10Richard Brittain
9Colin McMenamin
11Iain Vigurs

substitutes

1Michael Fraser
20Gary Glen
24Steven Ross78
4Grant Munro46
21Alex Cooper65

referee

Craig Thomson

match stats

possession %6534
shots on target33
shots off target33
corners24
tackles won00
offsides43