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Summary

  1. Scottish Premiership match
  2. FT: Ross County 0-1 Aberdeen (Quinn og)
  3. Aberdeen win in Dingwall for first time

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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It's signing-off time on the live text commentary. Thanks very much indeed for your attention. We'll get the full reaction pieces from the managers on to the website as soon as possible and the highlights will follow at midnight. Best wishes.

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

"I don't think we did enough to score a goal. We haven't created anything. We didn't show enough belief. We restricted Aberdeen to very little but we've got to do the other side of it as well and I've not had to say that often. Paul Quinn had to deal with it (the dangerous cross that led to the own goal), it was a skiddy surface. It was preventable but these things happen. We've got a run of games and we need to pick up points. We've got to make sure that we bounce back."

BBC Scotland football pundit John Robertson

"There's nothing wrong with Aberdeen. He has gone back to a tried and trusted formation. Everyone knows their position well and he has a goalkeeper who has not let in a goal yet. Their formation gives them a platform to play. It looks like the Aberdeen team of last year, when they were really dangerous. They would cut teams open on the break."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"I'm delighted with our third clean sheet in a row. We are closer to the team at the top than we were at this time last year. We've now got Celtic at home on Sunday, which threatens to be a brilliant affair. We are capable of winning against any team in the league."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"A lot of the build-up play was excellent. We hit the bar twice, lashed opportunities over the bar. We had real control of the game in the first half without showing enough quality. To come up here on a Monday night, when it's cold and wet, it's never easy. I'm really pleased."

BBC Scotland football pundit John Robertson

"If you're an Aberdeen fan going home tonight you'll be delighted, apart from that last five minutes. Hayes was great, Flood was marvellous. He allows the rest of his team to play. When they lose the ball he's first in there to win it back."

We'll have highlights of the game on the BBC Sport website at midnight.

Aberdeen are now in fifth place in the Scottish Premiership table, just three points behind leaders Dundee United. County are two points behind Motherwell and three adrift of 10th-placed St Mirren.

FULL-TIME

Ross County 0-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen win in Dingwall for the first time, and deservedly so. Ross County miss the chance to lift themselves off the foot of the table but they don't look like a team thinking of relegation.

In what is surely the final move of the match Willo Flood fires over the Ross County bar from 20 yards.

The attendance tonight is 3,745.

Just over a minute to go in Dingwall.

Aberdeen have controlled so much of this match they'll be sick if they lose a late goal now.

Willo Flood arrows at the County goal where Mark Brown is well positioned to parry it upwards, balance it on his nose like a performing seal and catch it at the second attempt.

Defender Shay Logan nicks the ball off the toe of Graham Carey after Jake Jervis had set him up just inside the Aberdeen box. A late leveller looked on there.

Barry Robson's first job since coming on as an Aberdeen sub is to take a corner kick which the commanding Jackson Irvine heads clear. When the ball comes into the County box again two red-shirted players fall to the turf but referee Willie Collum awards a free-kick to the home side.

Fair play to David Goodwillie as Scott Boyd steams through the back of him, sending the Dons sub flying but taking the ball. Goodwillie dusts himself down and gets on with the match.

Eight minutes to go and Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes sends on David Goodwillie for fellow striker Adam Rooney.

The match has restarted with Barr taking hesitant steps on the sidelines. He's now coming back on, with a bit of a limp.

Darren Barr is in evident pain as he lies on the turf. Then Staggies physio is holding his left knee. It looks like he twisted it trying to control the ball.

Shay Logan finds himself in acres of space down the Dons right and crosses for Peter Pawlett whose attempted chip over keeper Mark Brown has too much strength.

Paul Quinn scores an own goal
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Paul Quinn, with Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney lurking, diverts a cross into his own net with his left foot.

At the other end Graham Carey's dipping shot is parried into the path of Liam Boyce by Dons goalie Scott Brown but the County player, on just a few moments for Michael Gardyne, hits it high over the bar.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Peter Pawlett nicks in ahead of County defender Scott Boyd to meet Shay Logan's cross from the right. He knocks it away from the big centre-half, turns and lashes it against the cross bar from the corner of the six-yard box.

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Jim Bauld has a further thought about our keeper chat: "@BBCSportScot late 60s...almost certain that Bent and Norrie Martin would have been in goal for Dunfermline and Rangers #bbcscotfootball."

YELLOW CARD

Michael Gardyne takes the feet from Dons dangerman Jonny Hayes and his name goes into referee Willie Collum's wee book.

Jim McIntyre makes a double substitution for Ross County, with Joe Cardle on for Martin Woods and Jake Jervis on for Yoann Arquin.

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Alan David Duncan: "@AberdeenFC Gooooooooaaaaaal!!! Great OG! #bbcscotfootball #CountyVDons" It was a corker of an own-goal, it has to be said.

Willo Flood and Andrew Considine have attempts at the Ross County goal as the home side retreat, despite that more promising start to the second half.

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Jim Bauld: "@BBCSportScot league cup semi and replay October 1970 Lawrie and Evan Williams Dumbarton and Celtic #bbcscotfootball." Lovely stuff, Jim. This is an education.

GOAL

Ross County 0-1 Aberdeen (Quinn og)

Niall McGinn races down the right wing and crosses for Adam Rooney. However, Paul Quinn's attempt to clear goes horribly wrong as he knocks it past his own goalie from six yards.

Despite that last Aberdeen move, County have had more possession in the opposition half after the interval.

Jonny Hayes makes space down the left with a burst of pace, reminiscent of former Nottingham Forest winger John Robertson, and lofts it to the back post, but credit goes to County's Darren Barr who leaps to head clear with Dons striker Adam Rooney lurking behind him, planning his goal celebration.

County's Michael Gardyne brings a long, high ball down in a manner that would have Dennis Bergkamp positively purring. He turns and crosses fiercely into the box but the Reds defence holds firm.

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John McEnerney: "#bbcscotfootball Alan and Dermot O'Neill goalkeeping brothers in the League of Ireland and their dad Robert was a keeper too!"

KICK-OFF

Aberdeen take the kick-off and are shooting towards their own fans.

Neither side has made any changes for the second half.

BBC Scotland football pundit Willie Miller

"(Ross County manager) Jim McIntyre must be happy with what he got in the first half. Sometimes you have to play that long game. The longer it goes at 0-0 the more Aberdeen will be frustrated and the more opportunities might come County's way. I think 0-0 would be a good result for Ross County."

Aberdeen's Niall McGinn challenges Darren Barr
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Aberdeen's Niall McGinn challenges Darren Barr in the first half at Victoria Park.

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Michael Sim: "@BBCSportScot Surely David and Gordon Marshall played against each other on a few occasions?#bbcscotfootball."