Scottish Premiership
DundeeDundee1Ross CountyRoss County1

Dundee 1-1 Ross County

By Jim SpenceBBC Sport at Dens Park
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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee 1, Ross County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Ross County 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Irvine (Ross County).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Richard Brittain.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).

  12. Booking

    Gary Irvine (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Gary Harkins replaces Paul McGowan.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Jake Jervis replaces Craig Curran.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reckord (Ross County).