Scottish Premiership
Dundee1Ross County1

Dundee 1-1 Ross County

Craig Curran celebrates scoring on his County debut

Craig Curran scored on his debut to earn Ross County a precious point at Dens Park and lift them level on points with St Mirren at the foot of the Scottish Premiership.

They had been reduced to 10 men when Terry Dunfield was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Paul McGowan.

And things looked bleak when Jim McAlister's left-foot shot fizzed past Antonio Requero in the visitors' goal.

But Curran converted a pass by Filip Kiss in 65 minutes to clinch a point.

Dundee had started quickly and McGowan lobbed over the bar in the third minute, but County were rocked when Dunfield was red carded in just seven minutes for a rash tackle on the Dark Blues' playmaker.

Greg Stewart came close for the home side but lifted the ball over both keeper and crossbar.

Dundee goal scorer Jim McAlister
Jim McAlister put the Dark Blues in command against the 10 men when he scored seven minutes in to the second half

County did not sit back, though, and Richard Brittain fired in a low free kick which Scott Bain stopped at his right-hand post as the Staggies threatened.

Dundee replied with an Irvine drive which rattled the visitors' side net and David Clarkson was guilty of an incredible miss on the half-hour mark from six yards, firing wide of goal with only Reguero to beat after Stewart had set him up.

Paul Hartley's Dundee went ahead with McAlister's left foot drive from Irvine's pass flying high past Reguero.

Dundee kept the pressure up and Reguero beat a shot away only for sub Tankulic to hit the post with the return shot.

County showed real character to fire level and it was new signing Curran, 25, who stretched to meet a long ball from the right by Kiss, to steer the ball into the net from close range.

McAlister had a great chance from 10 yards as the game drew to a close, but fired it straight at Reguero who gratefully clutched the ball.

Irvine fired a cross-come-shot from the right but Reguero flew from goal to palm the ball to safety.

Dundee continued to sweep forward in waves of attack but 10-man County defended desperately to hold on to grab a very valuable point.

County's Terry Dunfield was sent off for a challenge on Paul McGowan
County's Terry Dunfield was sent off for a challenge on Paul McGowan

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 12Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 5McPakeBooked at 67minsSubstituted forKonradat 68'minutes
  • 6Davidson
  • 2IrvineBooked at 82mins
  • 10Thomson
  • 20McAlister
  • 47Harris
  • 18McGowanSubstituted forHarkinsat 79'minutes
  • 15Stewart
  • 16ClarksonSubstituted forTankulicat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dyer
  • 4Konrad
  • 9MacDonald
  • 21Tankulic
  • 25Schenk
  • 28Carreiro
  • 29Harkins

Ross County

  • 1Reguero
  • 36Irvine
  • 6SaundersBooked at 64mins
  • 43Quinn
  • 12Reckord
  • 7CardleSubstituted forBoydat 15'minutes
  • 8BrittainBooked at 32mins
  • 10Kiss
  • 31DunfieldBooked at 9mins
  • 16BoyceSubstituted forRossat 70'minutes
  • 11CurranSubstituted forJervisat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Boyd
  • 9Jervis
  • 14Maatsen
  • 17Ross
  • 21Brown
  • 23Carey
  • 29Macleod
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
5,017

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 1, Ross County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Ross County 1.

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Ross County).

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin Thomson (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Richard Brittain.

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luka Tankulic (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).

Booking

Gary Irvine (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Gary Harkins replaces Paul McGowan.

Hand ball by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Jake Jervis replaces Craig Curran.

Paul McGinn (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).

Paul McGinn (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

Greg Stewart (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Steven Ross replaces Liam Boyce.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Filip Kiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Thomas Konrad replaces James McPake.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

Booking

James McPake (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James McPake (Dundee).

Liam Boyce (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1, Ross County 1. Craig Curran (Ross County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filip Kiss with a cross.

Booking

Steven Saunders (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Stewart (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Saunders (Ross County).

Foul by Greg Stewart (Dundee).

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luka Tankulic (Dundee) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Paul McGinn (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aberdeen20141531171443
2Celtic18123334122239
3Hamilton20123536191739
4Dundee Utd20122639261338
5Inverness CT2012262820838
6St Johnstone209291721-429
7Kilmarnock198382023-327
8Dundee205782632-622
9Partick Thistle195682523221
10Motherwell2052131334-2117
11St Mirren2032151535-2011
12Ross County2025131941-2211
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