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Summary

  1. Scottish League Cup action
  2. FT: Ross County 0-0 Hibernian
  3. County earn bonus point with penalty shoot-out win
  4. Group D leaders County started game three points ahead of Hibs
  5. County lose Craig Curran after six minutes

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

Thanks for your company tonight. You can read Clive Lindsday's match report on the cup tie at the Global Energy Stadium here.

We're back tomorrow for another Scottish League Cup extravaganza; hope you can join us then...

We were a bit spooked - McIntyre

FT: Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre told BBC Scotland: "I thought Hibs came out the traps better than us, were a bit fresher and we struggled to contain their movement.

"But we were still a threat on the break, although I was frustrated at how we gave the ball away.

"That was maybe because Hibs started so well and we were a bit spooked.

"I thought the substitutes that came on gave us a bit of impetus and it was better in the second half.

Ross County's Scott Fox and Michael Gardyne celebrate
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McIntyre thought Scott Fox (left) had few difficult saves to make

"Scott Fox made a great save at the end, but other than that, the saves he made were ones he should have made.

"For me, Marcus Fraser was the outstanding performer at the back with his reading of the tackles.

"We needed that, because we are up against good players - John McGinn is one of the best midfielders in the country and Hibs will do well to hold on to him.

"Penalties are always a lottery, so I'm delighted to get through it and it is in our hands now."

Hibs boss Neil Lennon

Ross County (4-3) pens Hibs

"Everything to be positive about. I couldn't have asked any more of the team and I thought we were outstanding.

"I thought there was a gulf between the teams and we were in the ascendancy for the majority of the game."

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon
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Hibs boss Neil Lennon: "I thought we were outstanding..."

"They had a couple of chances in the first half but we dominated the game in terms of chances and possession. I got everything I wanted from the game and we're still a work in progress.

"The squad's still a little bit thin and we're using some young players. But in terms of my senior players, they were magnificent: Swanson, Boyle, McGinn, Bartley and McGeouch; Ambrose came onto a game.

"Whittaker cruised through it and I've got a very good goalkeeper so all the signs are very encouraging."

Group D as it stands...

Group D in the Scottish League Cup
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Ross County 4-3 (pens) Hibs

Stats from the League Cup tie in Dingwall
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County earn plaudits

Ross County 4-3 (pens) Hibs

There are Ross County celebrations but it's not like when you're knocked out of the cup.

Richard GordonBBC Sportsound presenter

GOAL

Ross County 4-3 Hibs

Michael Gardyne earns a bonus point for Ross County after winning the shoot-out with a cracking finish!

Michael Gardyne scores the winning penalty
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Michael Gardyne scores the winning penalty, earning Ross County a bonus point

MISSED PENALTY

Ross County 3-3 Hibs

Scott Fox saves Oli Shaw's spot kick!

GOAL

Ross County 3-3 Hibs

Fraser makes no mistake and it's 3-3!

GOAL

Ross County 2-3 Hibs

Fraser Murray sends the keeper Scott Fox the wrong way!

GOAL

Ross County 2-2 Hibs

Alex Schalk scores with a penalty via the crossbar!

GOAL

Ross County 1-2 Hibs

Martin Boyle with an emphatic finish!

GOAL

Ross County 1-1 Hibs

Jim O'Brien sends Marciano the wrong way!

GOAL

Ross County 0-1 Hibs

John McGinn fires Hibs ahead from the spot!

MISSED PENALTY

Ross County 0-0 Hibs

Routis sees his effort saved by Marciano!

MISSED PENALTY

Ross County 0-0

Steven Whittaker sees his penalty saved by Scott Fox

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Jim McIntyre and Neil Lennon speak to their respective players - and those taking penalties - ahead of the shoot-out at the Global Energy Stadium.

Hibs will wonder how they didn't claim full points in 90 minutes.

FULL-TIME Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

We're going to a penalty shoot-out to decide a bonus point as the two sides can't be separated.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Hibs captain Darren McGregor rises to head the winner? No, his effort clips the junction of post and bar and to safety. However, the game is stopped as County skipper Andrew Davies suffered a head knock in the challenge with McGregor.

CLOSE!

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Martin Boyle to win it for Hibs... no, County keeper Scott Fox somehow saves the shot and County survive!

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

A late, late, late Ross County corner... is cleared before another cross gives County captain Andrew Davies a headed opportunity - but he sends it wide.

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

It's the hosts with their tails up and pressing for late, late winner. Are we destined for penalties? Four minutes of added time at the end of the 90.

There has never been a draw between these two sides in Dingwall.

Final Hibs change

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Dylan McGeouch comes off to be replaced by Oli Shaw, who makes his third Hibs appearance.

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Hibs full back Steven Whittaker whips in a dangerous cross... substitute Brian Graham is underneath it but the striker is penalised for a push on County keeper Scott Fox.

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Hibs midfielder John McGinn feeds Martin Boyle who speeds down the right flank but is surrounded by County players as the hosts snuff out a dangerous looking counter attack.

Hibs sub

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Another Hibs change: Fraser Murray replaces Danny Swanson, whose last action was the scythe on Michael Gardyne.

YELLOW CARD

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Another booking, this time for Danny Swanson for a late, sliding challenge on Ross County's Michael Gardyne, who requires treatment after being cleaned out.

County change

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Jim O'Brien trots on to replace Ryan Dow as Ross County throw the dice in search of a breakthrough in Dingwall.

CLOSE!

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Ross County keeper Scott Fox gives manager Jim McIntyre palpitations as he manages to make a routine take from a deflected shot look like trying to catch a flying pickled egg before it hits the net. The ball squirms past the post...

Hibs change

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Simon Murray makes way for Brian Graham. Could the former County striker score against his old club?

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Managers can only do so much. Jim McIntyre and Neil Lennon have been roaring their respective teams on but they can't put the ball in the net for them. It remains goalless with 25 minutes remaining.

Who will be the hero in the Highlands?

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre and his Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon
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Managing expectations: Messrs McIntyre & Lennon

Story of the game after an hour...

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Statistics from the Global Energy Stadium
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County change

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Jim McIntyre shuffles his Ross County pack as Christopher Routis replaces Jamie Lindsay. Hibs, soon after, spurn what seems like their 13,000th chance of the cup tie as Danny Swanson then John McGinn can't find a way past Scott Fox.

YELLOW CARD

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Another yellow card and a sore one for Hibs defender Efe Ambrose is clattered by Tim Chow, who receives a booking for the challenge.

CLOSE!

Ross County 0-0 Hibernian

Hibs. Goal. It Must Be! No! Simon Murray can see the whites of Scott Fox's eyes in the Ross County goal but his shot fails to find the target.