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

By Eilidh DaviesBBC Sport Scotland at Victoria Park
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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ross County 2, Inverness CT 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Marcus Fraser.

  5. Dismissal

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

  6. Dismissal

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Daniel Mackay replaces Aaron Doran.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Inverness CT. Nathan Austin replaces Sean Welsh.

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brad McKay (Inverness CT).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Inverness CT. Conceded by Marcus Fraser.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCart (Inverness CT).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ross County. Brian Graham replaces Don Cowie.

  20. Post update

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

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