Ross County 6 - 2 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 3:00 PM at GlobalEnergy Stadium
Attendance: 2,440
Referee: Kevin Clancy
Ross County Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Christopher Routis (6)
Paul Quinn (16)
Tim Chow (28)
Liam Boyce (30)
Christopher Routis (76)
Jim O'Brien (90)
Tony Andreu (13)
Tony Andreu (45)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre Ray McKinnon

Starting Eleven
Scott Fox
Marcus Fraser
Paul Quinn
Jay McEveley
Kenny van der Weg
Ryan Dow
Martin Woods
Christopher Routis
Tim Chow
Liam Boyce
Alex Schalk
Cammy Bell
Frank van der Struijk
Stewart Murdoch
Mark Durnan
Jamie Robson
William Edjenguélé
Charlie Telfer
Scott Fraser
Tony Andreu
Simon Murray
Tope Obadeyi

Bench
Aaron McCarey
Dylan Dykes
Reghan Tumilty
Milan Lalkovic
Jim O'Brien
Craig Curran
Oscar Gobern
Luis Zwick
Lewis Toshney
Paul Dixon
Nick van der Velden
Willo Flood
Blair Spittal
Thomas Mikkelsen

Substitutions
Reghan Tumilty or Jay McEveley (52)
Jim O'Brien for Martin Woods (53)
Milan Lalkovic for Alex Schalk (79)
Willo Flood for Stewart Murdoch (46)
Thomas Mikkelsen for Tope Obadeyi (50)
Blair Spittal for Simon Murray (67)

Bookings
None. Charlie Telfer (15)
Tony Andreu (35)
Scott Fraser (39)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Cammy Bell (GK) 28 apps -
Frank van der Struijk 13 apps -
Stewart Murdoch 16 apps1 goal
Mark Durnan 56 apps6 goals
Jamie Robson 17 apps1 goal
William Edjenguélé 21 apps2 goals
Charlie Telfer 56 apps5 goals
Scott Fraser 64 apps7 goals
Tony Andreu 19 apps11 goals
Simon Murray 53 apps18 goals
Tope Obadeyi 25 apps2 goals
Blair Spittal (sub) 92 apps9 goals
Willo Flood (sub) 177 apps7 goals
Thomas Mikkelsen (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jamie Robson (19 years 38 days)
Oldest Player:Frank van der Struijk (31 years 307 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 4 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Robson (19 years 38 days)
Oldest Player:Nick van der Velden (35 years 45 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 219 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

In freezing fog, County started positively with a shot from the inside of the six yard box but the linesman was quick to put his flag up for offside. County went on to win the first corner of the match in the fifth minute of the game. They took advantage of this as Woods crossed it in for an unmarked Chris Routis to score from the half volley. United fired back eight minutes later when Obadeyi crossed it in to Tony Andreu who hit the back of the net from the first touch. In the fourteenth minute of the game Telfer was given a yellow card for fouling ex United player Ryan Dow on the edge of the box. Once again County took advantage from the set piece and, after Bell palmed away Schalke’s direct effort, County’s captain Paul Quinn took them ahead once again. As the first twenty minutes drew to an end, weather conditions on the pitch began to worsen further and the Tangerine Army chanted about how the freezing fog was stopping them from seeing the ball. In the 27th minute of the game Tim Chow further increased the hosts’ lead from inside the box making it 3-1. United’s defence seemed to crumble in the 29th minute as a series of confident passes from County’s attack resulted in another goal from Liam Boyce. In first half stoppage time, Tony Andreu took a strike which bounced off the left post and into the bottom right corner to the delight of the United fans making it 4 – 2.

McKinnon brought on two substitutes at half time with Flood coming on for Murdoch and new man Thomas Mikkelsen coming on for the injured Tope Obadeyi. The first ten minutes of the second half seemed to be all United, with several crosses going into the box resulting in two corners. Some entertaining end to end football was on display but no team seemed to be able to find the back of the net. McKinnon made the decision of bringing on some fresh attacking legs in the 66th minute with Blair Spittal coming on for Simon Murray. With 22 minutes remaining Andreu took an audacious effort from 30 yards out that had County’s keeper scrambling but it went just wide of the top right corner. County made it 5-2 in the 76th minute when Chris Routis scored from close range after Bell saved his initial shot which bounced back straight towards him. The final ten minutes summed up what the whole half had displayed, United being able to build up play with possession but not being able to make anything of it and ending in County eventually scoring. The Staggies brought the game to game to an end with another close range effort going into the goal from Jim O’Brien.

Match report written by Alasdair Marnoch



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