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Ross County 2-1 Inverness CT: Stewart's late goal clinches win

Ross Stewart
Ross Stewart's 84th-minute goal was the difference between the sides

Ross County moved three points clear in the Scottish Championship after Ross Stewart's late goal clinched a derby win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Stewart's header ensured the Dingwall side edge further ahead of Ayr United.

Billy Mckay netted from close range early on, but Jordan White volleyed in a Tom Walsh corner to level.

Stewart then scored his late winner before team-mate Brian Graham and the visitors' Shaun Rooney were dismissed after an off-the-ball altercation.

Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson: "There was a bit of everything in that. Again, we didn't feel we played well and sometimes you have to credit the opposition for that.

"You have to credit our team and their togetherness. We scored a lot of goals late on in games and that's credit to the players' attitude."

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson: "I'm still numb. That's one of the most one-sided derbies I've ever been involved in. From the moment they got their goal we dominated the game.

"We destroyed them in terms of passing the ball and moving the ball. I would be gutted to come away with a point but to come away with nothing is just incredible. It's a big lesson learned."

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 1Fox
  • 2Fraser
  • 15Watson
  • 5MorrisBooked at 25mins
  • 12DemetriouSubstituted forGrivostiat 20'minutes
  • 6DraperBooked at 90mins
  • 7GardyneSubstituted forMcManusat 68'minutes
  • 8LindsayBooked at 21mins
  • 26CowieSubstituted forGrahamat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Stewart
  • 9MckayBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 10McManus
  • 17Keillor-Dunn
  • 19Graham
  • 21Munro
  • 43Wallace
  • 44Grivosti
  • 48Kelly

Inverness CT

  • 1Ridgers
  • 2RooneyBooked at 90mins
  • 22McKayBooked at 83mins
  • 5DonaldsonBooked at 21mins
  • 6McCartBooked at 81mins
  • 4Chalmers
  • 15WelshSubstituted forAustinat 87'minutes
  • 11Walsh
  • 7Polworth
  • 10Doran CoganSubstituted forMackayat 88'minutes
  • 19White

Substitutes

  • 3Tremarco
  • 9Austin
  • 23Mackay
  • 24Trafford
  • 35Macgregor
  • 36Nicolson
  • 42Hoban
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
6,313

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamInverness CT
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 2, Inverness CT 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 2, Inverness CT 1.

Booking

Ross Draper (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Marcus Fraser.

Dismissal

Shaun Rooney (Inverness CT) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Brian Graham (Ross County) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Attempt saved. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Daniel Mackay replaces Aaron Doran.

Substitution

Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces Sean Welsh.

Goal!

Goal! Ross County 2, Inverness CT 1. Ross Stewart (Ross County) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Grivosti.

Attempt saved. Joe Chalmers (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Brad McKay (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Fraser (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Marcus Fraser.

Booking

Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Stewart (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Brian Graham replaces Don Cowie.

Callum Morris (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan White (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Ross Stewart (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Shaun Rooney.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCart (Inverness CT) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Tom Grivosti.

Hand ball by Declan McManus (Ross County).

Attempt missed. Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Don Cowie (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Coll Donaldson (Inverness CT).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Declan McManus replaces Michael Gardyne.

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

Foul by Aaron Doran (Inverness CT).

Foul by Ross Draper (Ross County).

Liam Polworth (Inverness CT) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ross Draper (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Inverness CT) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Billy Mckay (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Mckay (Ross County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County19116235152039
2Ayr18106234161836
3Dundee Utd199552928132
4Inverness CT1851122520526
5Morton196762228-625
6Queen of Sth195952722524
7Dunfermline196582025-523
8Alloa194781927-819
9Partick Thistle1942131732-1514
10Falkirk1934121631-1513
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