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Back to back wins for County as Killie are beaten

Ross County FC 2

Keillor-Davis 80' Dingwall 82'

Kilmarnock FC 1

Cobain 21'
  • Tuesday, 30 August 2016
  • Highland Football Academy
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League
It was a case of deja vu for Ross County who came from a goal behind at half time for the second consecutive week to claim all three points against a well drilled Kilmarnock side at the Highland Football Academy, who had a man sent off prior to the County goals being scored. 
 
Goals from substitutes Davis Keillor-Dunn and Russell Dingwall in the last ten minutes of the game cancelled out Jamie Cobain’s strike midway through the first half to maintain County’s 100% start to their Development League campaign.
 
Killie looked the more dangerous in the opening stages from the counter attack with Flo Bojaj at the centre of it all. His flick on towards goal for Lewis Morrison was an early danger sign as his effort narrowly drifted over McCarey’s goal. 
 
Moments later his delightful through-ball played Scott McLean through on goal but an excellent recovery block from David Brownlie prevented a shot on goal. 
 
The warning signs were there for the home side and they eventually fell behind from the unlikely source of Jamie Cobain. County failed to clear their lines from McLean’s corner with the failed clearance landing to Cobain who rifled into the roof of the net from 6 yards. 
 
Ross County’s physicality was causing havoc amongst the Kilmarnock defence and they almost got back on level terms on two occasions. 
 
Sam Morrison’s far post header from an Ian McShane corner clattered onto the post with the resulting corner picking out Sam Morrison again, this time his header across the face of goal couldn’t be converted by Ross MacIIver who blazed over from six yards. 
  • Half Time:
  • Ross County FC
  • 0-1
  • Kilmarnock FC
The home side started how they finished the first half and dominated the opening stages. Greg Morrison almost punished a lapse in concentration between Aidan Wilson and Devlin Mackay as both hesitated to clear their lines but his effort was off target to the relief of the Kilmarnock defence. 
 
Kilmarnock were looking more comfortable as the half wore on, but as the game looked like it was slipping away from County Josh Webb was given his marching orders after he clipped the heels of Tim Chow who had a clear sight of goal. 
 
County capitalised and scored in the 80th minute through substitute Davis Keillor-Dunn, slotting into the bottom right corner from close range after Mackay had saved Kenny Van Der Weg’s header. 
 
Comeback was complete two minutes later when fellow substitute Russell Dingwall punished Kilmarnock for not clearing a corner kick, he buried an effort home from close range to clinch the points for County.
  • Full Time:
  • Ross County FC
  • 2-1
  • Kilmarnock FC

Lineups

Ross County FC
Kilmarnock FC
1. Aaron McCarey 2. Marcus Fraser 3. Kenny Van Der Weg 4. Sam Morrison 5. David Brownlie 6. Ian McShane 7. Reghan Tumilty 8. Tim Chow 9. Ross MacIver 10. Greg Morrison 11. Blair Malcolm 18. Ross Munro 12. Russell Dingwall 14. James Wallace 15. Tom MacLennan 16. Davis Keillor-Dunn 17. Matthew Hall
1. Devlin Mackay 2. Dapo Kayode 3. Sam Lidington 4. Thomas Dempsie 5. Jamie Cobain 6. Aidan Wilson 7. Jack Whittaker 8. Josh Webb 9. Lewis Morrison 10. Flo Bojaj 11. Scott McLean 12. Jack Patterson 13. Curtis Lyle 14. Oliver McDonald 15. Kenny Barr 16. Taylor Queen 17. Ewan McLevy 18. Darren Curtis
Star Player
Ross County FC
Kilmarnock FC
Greg Morrison - His strength and mobility caused Jamie Cobain and Thomas Dempsie problems all afternoon. Created some good chances for himself and his link up play with MacIver was excellent.
Flo Bojaj - He was the main man in attack. His hold up and link up play put his team mates in dangerous attacking areas. Won countless headers against the County centre back's along with some neat footwork throughout the match.
Magic Moment
Ross County FC
Kilmarnock FC
Tim Chow was the main factor Kilmarnock were reduced to 10 men after his bursting run from midfield split open their defence.
Jamie Cobain's explosive close range opener, you'd expect a finish like that from a forward rather than your centre half.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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