Scottish Premiership
Ross CountyRoss County1AberdeenAberdeen0

Ross County 1-0 Aberdeen

Rocco Quinn's strike gave Ross County victory against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

After threatening several times earlier in the match, the midfielder fired home his second goal of the season early in the second half.

Niall McGinn had come close to giving the Dons the lead with a powerful shot that drew a save from Mark Brown.

And Brown blocked Scott Vernon's header to keep County's lead intact and secure all three points.

Derek Adams' side move into double figures for the season and are now four points behind fourth-placed Aberdeen.

Quinn perhaps should have put County ahead when put through by Richie Brittain early on, the midfielder firing high and wide of target.

Aberdeen welcomed Niall McGinn back in to their starting line-up and the forward fired wide midway through the first half.

However, the flow of play was interrupted when referee Crawford Allan pulled up with an injury and the match resumed several minutes later with David Somers taking over as whistler and Allan assuming Sommers' role of fourth official.

Quinn flashed a shot wide and McGinn then tested goalkeeper Mark Brown with a shot from outside the box in first-half injury time.

Having been so prominent in County's attacks, Quinn finally broke the deadlock after being put through by Melvin De Leeuw.

Though the angle was tight, the 27-year-old found the power and direction he needed to beat Jamie Langfield from inside the box.

The Dons tried to respond and Scott Vernon's header from Peter Pawlett's cross was saved by Brown.

Langfield smothered a shot from Graham Carey and De Leeuw's replacement Kevin Luckassen almost doubled the home side's lead with a header just wide.

But, in the end, one goal proved to be enough for the Dingwall men.

Line-ups

Ross County

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Brown
  • 3GordonBooked at 48mins
  • 2Kovacevic
  • 21McLean
  • 5Boyd
  • 10QuinnBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSaundersat 83'minutes
  • 4Kettlewell
  • 11De LeeuwSubstituted forLuckassenat 72'minutes
  • 23CareyBooked at 83mins
  • 8BrittainBooked at 74mins
  • 17RossSubstituted forSprouleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Micic
  • 15Glen
  • 20Fraser
  • 14Maatsen
  • 7Sproule
  • 19Luckassen
  • 22Saunders

Aberdeen

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Langfield
  • 2Shaughnessy
  • 5ConsidineBooked at 3minsSubstituted forRobertsonat 56'minutes
  • 27HectorBooked at 90mins
  • 6Reynolds
  • 9VernonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMagennisat 72'minutes
  • 11HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Pawlett
  • 22Jack
  • 14SmithSubstituted forFloodat 56'minutes
  • 10McGinn

Substitutes

  • 35Murray
  • 20Weaver
  • 21Magennis
  • 17Wylde
  • 8Flood
  • 3Robertson
  • 18Low
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
5,290

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamAberdeen
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away14
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ross County 1, Aberdeen 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ross County 1, Aberdeen 0.

  3. Booking

    Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Michael Hector (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Hector (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Brian McLean (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Mihael Kovacevic.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Mihael Kovacevic.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Steve Saunders replaces Rocco Quinn.

  17. Booking

    Graham Carey (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Ross County).

  20. Post update

    Rocco Quinn (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.