Hibernian continued to frustrate their fans at home as they fought out an uninspiring draw with Ross County.

Both sides struck a post in the first-half, Mihael Kovacevic for County then James Collins for the home side.

Rocco Quinn and Graham Carey both missed good chances for the visitors, who had to settle for their second Premiership game without defeat.

Hibs too have stretched their unbeaten run - to three games - but that's four at home this season without a win.

As the boos again greeted the home side, County trooped off Easter Road having retained their record of never losing to the Leith side - they have only ever met six times.

Hibs' two Friday signings failed to make the starting line-up, with former Kilmarnock striker Paul Heffernan on the bench and on-loan Istres winger Abdellah Zoubir not involved despite receiving international clearance.

It was little surprise that Hibs manager Pat Fenlon stuck by the side that won at Kilmarnock last weekend, but it was a bit of a shock that his opposite number also decided against some alterations.

However, the same XI who suffered a shock midweek defeat by third-tier outfit Stranraer in the League Cup twice came close to making quick amends at Easter Road.

Danny Handling headed just over for Hibs after two minutes, but thereafter County were the better side.

Kovacevic pounced after goalkeeper Ben Williams parried clear Kevin Luckassen's shot, but the big defender's drive struck the post.

Quinn ought to have put County ahead, but the midfielder fired wide from all of four yards.

Hibs were looking nervous at the back but edged their way into the game and were themselves denied by the woodwork shortly before the break.

Collins' header from 10 yards struck the base of the post following a Ryan McGivern cross as the former Swindon Town striker looked to open his account for his new club.

Liam Craig forced a fine save from County goalkeeper Mark Brown from long range, while Handling and Collins both squandered chances by firing well over the crossbar.

It was County's turn to miss the target when Carey forced himself past a couple of Hibs challenges but toe-poked the ball wide from six yards.

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Scottish Premiership

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hibernian 0-0 Ross County FT
(HT 0-0)

      Hibernian

      • 01 Williams
      • 03 McGivern
      • 04 Hanlon
      • 05 Nelson
      • 16 Stevenson
      • 10 Craig
      • 17 Tudur-Jones
      • 19 Handling (Stanton 83)
      • 20 Taiwo
      • 09 Vine (Caldwell 68)
      • 14 Collins (Heffernan 83)

      Substitutes

      • 21 Murdoch,
      • 18 Maybury,
      • 08 Robertson,
      • 23 Forster,
      • 26 Stanton,
      • 24 Heffernan,
      • 29 Caldwell

      Ross County

      • 01 Brown
      • 02 Kovacevic
      • 03 Gordon yellow card
      • 12 Munro
      • 21 McLean
      • 04 Kettlewell
      • 07 Sproule (Maatsen 87)
      • 08 Brittain
      • 10 Quinn yellow card (De Leeuw 55)
      • 23 Carey
      • 19 Luckassen yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 20 Fraser,
      • 05 Boyd,
      • 06 Micic,
      • 09 Mustafi,
      • 11 De Leeuw,
      • 14 Maatsen,
      • 17 Ross
      Ref: BrinesAtt: 9,569
      HIBERNIAN
      ROSS COUNTY

      Possession

      • Hibernian 59%
      • Ross County 41%

      Attempts on target

      • Hibernian 1
      • Ross County 2

      Attempts off target

      • Hibernian 7
      • Ross County 9

      Corners

      • Hibernian 4
      • Ross County 0

      Fouls

      • Hibernian 9
      • Ross County 15
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:55 The match has reached full-time.
      • 90:00+0:12 Darren Maatsen crosses the ball.
      • 89:46 Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 89:28 The referee blows for offside.
      • 89:01 Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
      • 88:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo by Stuart Kettlewell.
      • 87:29 Header at goal by Melvin De Leeuw misses left of the target.
      • 87:23 The ball is crossed by Darren Maatsen.
      • 87:13 Clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
      • 87:03 Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 86:45 Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Maatsen.
      • 86:13 Substitution (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Darren Maatsen coming on for Ivan Sproule.
      • 85:00 Free kick taken by Brian McLean.
      • 84:20 The official flags Liam Craig offside.
      • 82:46 Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 82:15 Substitution Danny Handling leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Stanton.
      • 82:04 Substitution Paul Heffernan is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.
      • 81:48 Owain Tudur Jones challenges Richard Brittain unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 81:38 Free kick taken by Grant Munro.
      • 80:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Caldwell.
      • 79:12 The ball is crossed by Danny Handling.
      • 77:38 Strike on goal comes in from Richard Brittain from the free kick and goes over the bar.
      • 76:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Taiwo on Brian McLean.
      • 72:36 Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 71:53 Ryan McGivern is caught offside.
      • 71:00 Graham Carey has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
      • 70:53 Ivan Sproule sends in a cross.
      • 68:53 Clearance by Stuart Kettlewell.
      • 68:41 Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.
      • 68:21 Mihael Kovacevic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig.
      • 68:06 Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.
      • 67:45 Substitution Ross Caldwell comes on in place of Rowan Vine.
      • 67:31 Foul by Mihael Kovacevic on Liam Craig, free kick awarded.
      • 66:49 Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.
      • 66:33 Unfair challenge on Stuart Kettlewell by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick.
      • 65:27 Shot by James Collins went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 65:20 The ball is swung over by Danny Handling.
      • 62:26 Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
      • 62:13 Booking
      • 62:13 The referee shows Kevin Luckassen a yellow card.
      • 62:09 Unfair challenge on Paul Hanlon by Kevin Luckassen results in a free kick.
      • 60:45 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Craig. Mark Brown safely holds on.
      • 59:48 Booking
      • 59:48 Ben Gordon booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 59:43 Unfair challenge on Danny Handling by Ben Gordon results in a free kick.
      • 59:06 Ryan McGivern produces a cross.
      • 58:45 Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.
      • 57:43 A cross is delivered by Tom Taiwo.
      • 56:53 Kevin Luckassen takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
      • 56:14 Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
      • 56:07 Stuart Kettlewell challenges Ryan McGivern unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 55:19 The ball is crossed by Melvin De Leeuw.
      • 54:47 James Collins takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
      • 54:17 Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.
      • 54:09 Substitution Melvin De Leeuw on for Rocco Quinn.
      • 53:27 Liam Craig gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule.
      • 52:21 Owain Tudur Jones sends in a cross.
      • 51:35 The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule.
      • 50:11 Grant Munro makes a clearance.
      • 50:05 Corner taken by Liam Craig from the left by-line.
      • 47:59 Graham Carey sends in a cross.
      • 46:41 Brian McLean takes the free kick.
      • 46:28 Owain Tudur Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Luckassen.
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:54 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
      • 45:00+1:26 Rowan Vine takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
      • 45:00+1:11 Grant Munro manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:00+1:07 Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
      • 45:00+1:00 Rocco Quinn receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 45:00+1:00 Booking
      • 45:00+0:55 Lewis Stevenson fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 45:00+0:40 Header by James Collins strikes the woodwork.
      • 45:00+0:26 The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern.
      • 44:05 Owain Tudur Jones restarts play with the free kick.
      • 42:21 Michael Nelson fouled by Kevin Luckassen, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 41:49 Shot by Stuart Kettlewell went over.
      • 39:36 Ryan McGivern takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
      • 39:09 Graham Carey makes a clearance.
      • 39:03 A cross is delivered by Liam Craig.
      • 36:23 The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.
      • 36:12 Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
      • 36:06 James Collins fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 35:13 Clearance made by Richard Brittain.
      • 35:05 The ball is delivered by Lewis Stevenson.
      • 33:14 Stuart Kettlewell gets a header at goal. Ben Williams catches the ball.
      • 33:10 Mihael Kovacevic crosses the ball.
      • 31:47 Corner taken by Liam Craig.
      • 31:29 Liam Craig has an effort at goal.
      • 31:18 Clearance made by Brian McLean.
      • 31:06 Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Craig.
      • 27:15 Graham Carey takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
      • 24:40 A cross is delivered by Liam Craig.
      • 24:06 Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
      • 23:41 Foul by Richard Brittain on Owain Tudur Jones, free kick awarded.
      • 23:25 Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 22:56 James Collins is penalised for a handball.
      • 21:30 Ben Williams takes the free kick.
      • 21:23 Foul by Stuart Kettlewell on Tom Taiwo, free kick awarded.
      • 19:40 Shot by Rocco Quinn went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 19:10 Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 18:50 Rowan Vine is caught offside.
      • 18:26 Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
      • 18:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling by Rocco Quinn.
      • 16:26 Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 16:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Brian McLean.
      • 15:43 Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
      • 15:31 Michael Nelson challenges Mihael Kovacevic unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 15:26 Mark Brown makes a clearance.
      • 15:10 Corner taken by Liam Craig.
      • 13:51 Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
      • 13:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Stuart Kettlewell.
      • 12:08 Shot by Kevin Luckassen went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 11:48 Paul Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
      • 11:44 Foul by Kevin Luckassen on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded.
      • 11:12 Stuart Kettlewell takes a shot and bounces off the post.
      • 10:57 Kevin Luckassen takes a shot. Ben Williams parries the effort to safety.
      • 10:38 Grant Munro takes the free kick.
      • 10:31 Danny Handling is ruled offside.
      • 10:07 Mark Brown takes the free kick.
      • 9:58 The referee blows for offside against James Collins.
      • 9:26 Centre by Graham Carey.
      • 9:06 Richard Brittain takes the free kick.
      • 9:00 Rowan Vine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Brittain.
      • 6:40 Owain Tudur Jones makes a clearance.
      • 6:34 Ivan Sproule delivers the ball.
      • 3:09 Centre by Lewis Stevenson.
      • 2:39 Header by Danny Handling goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 2:30 Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.
      • 2:02 Paul Hanlon takes the free kick.
      • 1:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on Liam Craig.
      • 0:00 The game begins.

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