Ross County 6
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Ross County 

6 - 2

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
GlobalEnergy Stadium. Att. 2,440
3:00 PM Kick-off

Christopher Routis (6)
Paul Quinn (16)
Tim Chow (28)
Liam Boyce (30)
Christopher Routis (76)
Jim O'Brien (90)
Tony Andreu (13)
Tony Andreu (45)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre Ray McKinnon

Starting Eleven
Scott Fox
Marcus Fraser
Paul Quinn
Jay McEveley
Kenny van der Weg
Ryan Dow
Martin Woods
Christopher Routis
Tim Chow
Liam Boyce
Alex Schalk
Cammy Bell
Mark Durnan
William Edjenguélé
Stewart Murdoch
Jamie Robson
Frank van der Struijk
Tony Andreu
Scott Fraser
Charlie Telfer
Simon Murray
Tope Obadeyi

Aaron McCarey
Dylan Dykes
Reghan Tumilty
Milan Lalkovic
Jim O'Brien
Craig Curran
Oscar Gobern
Luis Zwick
Paul Dixon
Lewis Toshney
Willo Flood
Blair Spittal
Nick van der Velden
Thomas Mikkelsen

Reghan Tumilty or Jay McEveley (52)
Jim O'Brien for Martin Woods (53)
Milan Lalkovic for Alex Schalk (79)
Willo Flood for Stewart Murdoch (46)
Thomas Mikkelsen for Tope Obadeyi (50)
Blair Spittal for Simon Murray (67)

None. Charlie Telfer (15)
Tony Andreu (35)
Scott Fraser (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kevin Clancy (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

In freezing fog, County started positively with a shot from the inside of the six yard box but the linesman was quick to put his flag up for offside. County went on to win the first corner of the match in the fifth minute of the game. They took advantage of this as Woods crossed it in for an unmarked Chris Routis to score from the half volley. United fired back eight minutes later when Obadeyi crossed it in to Tony Andreu who hit the back of the net from the first touch. In the fourteenth minute of the game Telfer was given a yellow card for fouling ex United player Ryan Dow on the edge of the box. Once again County took advantage from the set piece and, after Bell palmed away Schalke’s direct effort, County’s captain Paul Quinn took them ahead once again. As the first twenty minutes drew to an end, weather conditions on the pitch began to worsen further and the Tangerine Army chanted about how the freezing fog was stopping them from seeing the ball. In the 27th minute of the game Tim Chow further increased the hosts’ lead from inside the box making it 3-1. United’s defence seemed to crumble in the 29th minute as a series of confident passes from County’s attack resulted in another goal from Liam Boyce. In first half stoppage time, Tony Andreu took a strike which bounced off the left post and into the bottom right corner to the delight of the United fans making it 4 – 2.

McKinnon brought on two substitutes at half time with Flood coming on for Murdoch and new man Thomas Mikkelsen coming on for the injured Tope Obadeyi. The first ten minutes of the second half seemed to be all United, with several crosses going into the box resulting in two corners. Some entertaining end to end football was on display but no team seemed to be able to find the back of the net. McKinnon made the decision of bringing on some fresh attacking legs in the 66th minute with Blair Spittal coming on for Simon Murray. With 22 minutes remaining Andreu took an audacious effort from 30 yards out that had County’s keeper scrambling but it went just wide of the top right corner. County made it 5-2 in the 76th minute when Chris Routis scored from close range after Bell saved his initial shot which bounced back straight towards him. The final ten minutes summed up what the whole half had displayed, United being able to build up play with possession but not being able to make anything of it and ending in County eventually scoring. The Staggies brought the game to game to an end with another close range effort going into the goal from Jim O’Brien.

Written by Alasdair Marnoch

Squad Statistics (as at January 21st, 2017)

2016-17 All Time
Cammy Bell (GK)30 28 - 28 -
Mark Durnan24 233566
William Edjenguélé29 212212
Stewart Murdoch26 161161
Jamie Robson19 161171
Frank van der Struijk31 13 - 13 -
Tony Andreu28 19111911
Scott Fraser21 275647
Charlie Telfer21 231565
Simon Murray24 28115318
Tope Obadeyi27 252252
Blair Spittal (sub)21 24 - 929
Willo Flood (sub)31 2521777
Thomas Mikkelsen (sub)27 3 - 3 -

League Table (as at January 21st, 2017)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hibernian 21 13 6 2 +25 45
2. DUNDEE UTD 21 11 6 4 +10 39
3. Morton 20 9 7 4 +9 34
4. Falkirk 21 8 7 6 +6 31
5. QOS 22 7 7 8 -3 28
6. Dunfermline 21 6 7 8 -3 25
7. Raith Rovers 20 6 7 7 -3 25
8. Dumbarton 22 5 6 11 -10 21
9. Ayr Utd 21 4 8 9 -12 20
10. St Mirren 21 2 7 12 -19 13

League results since United's last match
21st January 2017