Scottish League Cup - Second Round
StranraerStranraer1Ross CountyRoss County2

Liam Boyce struck a second-half winner as Ross County came from behind to beat Stranraer in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

Sean Winter gave League One Stranraer an early lead as the home side attempted to emulate last season's win over County.

But Melvin de Leeuw's shot levelled for the Premiership side on the quarter-hour mark.

And Boyce netted from close range to settle the tie.

Derek Adams' County made the long trip from Dingwall to Stranraer still without a win this season.

And the top-flight outfit got off to a poor start when Winter curled a delightful shot over Mark Brown.

The tie was level again when Dutch winger De Leeuw hooked the ball over his own shoulder and into the net following Jordi Balk's cross.

Ross County gained the lead for the first time when Boyce converted on the rebound after goalkeeper David Mitchell had denied Graham Carey.

Stranraer chased an equaliser and only Balk's goal-line clearance kept out Winter's header.

And Brown also denied Winter with the forward firing in a long-range effort late on, ensuring County enter Wednesday's third-round draw.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 5McKeown
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Rumsby
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 8GallagherBooked at 88mins
  • 10StirlingSubstituted forMarenghiat 74'minutes
  • 7Winter
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forFordeat 80'minutes
  • 11LongridgeSubstituted forLongworthat 74'minutes
  • 9Malcolm

Substitutes

  • 12Longworth
  • 14Marenghi
  • 15Russell
  • 16Forde
  • 17McCloskey
  • 18Tobin

Ross County

  • 21Brown
  • 5Boyd
  • 20Balk
  • 19FenlonSubstituted forFrempahat 33'minutes
  • 3Celcer
  • 8Brittain
  • 23CareySubstituted forQuinnat 80'minutes
  • 7Cardle
  • 10Kiss
  • 11De Leeuw
  • 9JervisSubstituted forBoyceat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Reguero
  • 4Quinn
  • 14Maatsen
  • 16Boyce
  • 17Ross
  • 18Frempah
  • 28Miller
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
297

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.

  3. Post update

    Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).

  5. Post update

    Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Forde (Stranraer).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Brown.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

  10. Booking

    Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

  13. Post update

    Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

  17. Post update

    Uros Celcer (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Chris Aitken.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Rocco Quinn replaces Graham Carey because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.