Ross County secured their first home Scottish Premier League win of the season after a goal-laden encounter with Hibernian at Victoria Park.

Leigh Griffiths gave the visitors an early lead before Stuart Kettlewell levelled for the Staggies from Richard Brittain's ninth-minute corner.

Iain Vigurs' acute finish then put County ahead, but James McPake's volley restored parity before the break.

Colin McMenamin was County's hero, netting Gary Glen's 83rd-minute flick.

County's win gave them their first points in their four outings since St Johnstone ended their 40-game unbeaten league run in September.

Hibs' breakthrough on eight minutes came after Griffiths slid the ball through keeper Michael Fraser's legs to the delight of a buoyant 500-strong travelling Hibs support.

However, their joy was short-lived since within a minute Brittain's free-kick was headed away for a corner which Hibs failed to defend properly, allowing Kettlewell to blast it home from close range.

By now County were getting the better of the game and just after the half hour they went ahead. A high ball over the top fell to man-of-the-match Vigurs who found the net from an incredibly tight angle outside the right post.

The first half still was not over and Hibs got a very late equaliser when a poor free-kick from Griffiths found McPake who manoeuvred in front of goal to fire in a fine left-footed volley.

The second half initially had little of the excitement or goalmouth action of the first and took all of 20 minutes to get going.

But with 69 minutes on the clock Paul Hanlon had a long shot stopped by Fraser and soon after at the other end Grant Munro headed closely over from a corner.

Next, Griffiths twice came close to what could have been a winner for Hibs when he first shot over and then grazed the top of the bar.

But the winner came for County when Gary Glen found substitute striker McMenamin poked it into the net from close in to give the SPL newcomers from Dingwall their second win in the top tier.

McMenamin might then have made it four while Hibs also pressed hard for the point which just eluded them.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Ross County

  • 01 Fraser
  • 03 Fitzpatrick
  • 04 Munro
  • 05 Boyd
  • 22 Kovacevic
  • 07 Kettlewell
  • 10 Brittain
  • 11 Vigurs
  • 12 Quinn Booked
  • 24 Ross (Glen - 77' )
  • 29 Fotheringham (McMenamin - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Brown
  • 06 Tokely
  • 08 Lawson
  • 09 McMenamin
  • 20 Glen (Tokely - 89' )
  • 26 Dingwall
  • 27 Porritt

Hibernian

  • 01 Williams
  • 03 McGivern
  • 04 Hanlon
  • 06 McPake Booked
  • 18 Maybury
  • 08 Claros
  • 11 Cairney (Caldwell - 87' )
  • 14 Wotherspoon
  • 20 Taiwo
  • 09 Griffiths Booked
  • 10 Doyle (Kuqi - 70' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 31 Murdoch
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 17 Sproule
  • 26 Stanton
  • 24 Handling
  • 29 Caldwell
  • 32 Kuqi
Ref: Mclean
Att: 4,070

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

6 4

Corners

7 9

Fouls

9 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

88:00 Booking

Booking Shefki Kuqi goes into the book.

90:00 +2:11 Booking

Booking Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) booked for dissent.

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) on Richard Brittain (Ross County).

90:00 +1:09

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

90:00 +0:33

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Hibernian) on Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Boyd (Ross County) from right wing, resulting in open play.

89:30

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by Rocco Quinn (Ross County).

88:30 Booking

Booking James McPake (Hibernian) booked for unsporting behaviour.

88:10 Substitution

Substitution Ross County substitution: Gary Glen replaced by Ross Tokely (injury).

87:45

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre,

87:14

Shot by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards),

86:37 Substitution

Substitution Hibernian substitution: Paul Cairney replaced by Ross Caldwell (tactical).

86:24

Attacking throw-in by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

85:47

Attacking throw-in by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

85:21

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) from right channel, resulting in open play.

84:30

Foul by Shefki Kuqi (Hibernian) on Scott Boyd (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

84:20

Defending throw-in by James McPake (Hibernian).

82:47

Assist (cross) by Scott Boyd (Ross County) from right channel.

82:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Colin McMenamin - Ross Co 3 - 2 Hibernian Goal by Colin McMenamin (Ross County) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Ross County 3-2 Hibernian.

81:49

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) on Richard Brittain (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Boyd (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

81:10

Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

80:02

Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Maybury (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:02 Booking

Booking Rocco Quinn (Ross County) booked for unsporting behaviour.

79:56

Foul by Rocco Quinn (Ross County) on Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

78:50

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

78:35

Shot by Richard Brittain (Ross County) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.

77:58

Defending throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

77:50

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

77:24

Shot by Leigh Griffiths from outside the box goes over the net.

76:52 Substitution

Substitution Ross County substitution: Steven Ross replaced by Gary Glen (tactical).

76:46

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

76:16

Shot by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.

75:33

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) to far post, clearance by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

74:24

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

74:04

Header by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

73:37

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

73:18

Shot by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

72:59

Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian) on Colin McMenamin (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) from right channel, resulting in open play.

72:20

Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

71:37

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

71:19

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) to near post, clearance by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

70:29

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) to far post, shot by Grant Munro (Ross County) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by James McPake (Hibernian).

69:25

Foul by James McPake (Hibernian) on Scott Boyd (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Hibernian substitution: Eoin Doyle replaced by Shefki Kuqi (tactical).

69:22

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre,

68:57

Shot by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) left-footed from left channel (35 yards), save (tipped round post) by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

68:20

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

67:36

Defending throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

67:05

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

66:39

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

65:14

Cross by Iain Vigurs (Ross County), clearance by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian).

65:14 Substitution

Substitution Ross County substitution: Mark Fotheringham replaced by Colin McMenamin (tactical).

64:54

Foul by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County).

64:34

Defending throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

64:08

Defending throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

62:11

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

61:28

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

61:20

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

61:08

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

60:45

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

60:11

Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

58:33

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

58:11

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

58:02

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

57:29

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

55:56

Foul by Rocco Quinn (Ross County) on James McPake (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:20

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) on Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Boyd (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:02

Defending throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

54:44

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

54:31

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

54:06

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

53:48

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) on Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

53:26

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) on Paul Hanlon (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

53:01

Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

52:47

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

51:53

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) to far post, clearance by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

51:23

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

49:49

Attacking throw-in by Mark Fotheringham (Ross County).

49:21

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) to centre, clearance by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

47:33

Foul by James McPake (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Fotheringham (Ross County) from left channel, resulting in open play.

46:41

Foul by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) on Alan Maybury (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:22

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

45:11

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

45:04

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:48

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

44:02

Assist (cross) by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) from left wing.

44:02 Goal scored

Goal! - James McPake - Ross Co 2 - 2 Hibernian goal by James McPake (Hibernian) left-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Ross County 2-2 Hibernian.

42:49

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County) on David Wotherspoon (Hibernian). Free kick taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) from left wing,

42:10

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) to near post, clearance by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

41:38

Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

39:27

Shot by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left-footed from right channel (35 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

38:57

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

38:18

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) on Richard Brittain (Ross County). Free kick crossed left-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) from right wing, clearance by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian).

37:43

Shot by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left-footed from right wing (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

35:31

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

35:01

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

33:20

Assist (pass) by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) from right channel.

33:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Vigurs - Ross Co 2 - 1 Hibernian Goal by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Ross County 2-1 Hibernian.

32:42

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

32:13

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

31:35

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

31:30

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

30:25

Tom Taiwo fouled by Grant Munro, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Griffiths fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

30:00

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

29:20

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

28:46

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) on Ryan McGivern (Hibernian). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

28:23

Defending throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

27:45

Defending throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

26:48

Foul by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) on Paul Cairney (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) from left wing, resulting in open play.

26:21

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

26:03

Shot by Tom Taiwo (Hibernian) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.

25:43

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

24:57

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

23:57

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, foul by James McPake (Hibernian) on Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

23:41

Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

22:44

Foul by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County) on Paul Cairney (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Williams (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

22:17

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) to centre, clearance by James McPake (Hibernian).

21:21

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County). Free kick crossed left-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) from right channel, clearance by James McPake (Hibernian).

20:12

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

19:28

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

19:05

Shot by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

18:13

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

17:51

Shot by Steven Ross (Ross County) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.

16:40

Attacking throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

16:08

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

15:46

Defending throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

15:29

Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

14:36

Defending throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

14:19

Attacking throw-in by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian).

13:36

Foul by Jorge Claros (Hibernian) on Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Fraser (Ross County) from own half, resulting in open play.

12:51

Shot by Rocco Quinn (Ross County) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

11:31

Goal kick taken long by Ben Williams (Hibernian).

10:54

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

9:31

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Vigurs (Ross County) from right channel, resulting in open play.

8:31

Assist (cross) by Richard Brittain (Ross County) from left by-line.

8:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Kettlewell - Ross Co 1 - 1 Hibernian goal by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County) right-footed (high centre of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Ross County 1-1 Hibernian.

7:49

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) to centre,

6:39

Foul by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) on Iain Vigurs (Ross County). Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Brittain (Ross County) from left wing, clearance by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

6:26

Attacking throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

5:16

Assist (pass) by Eoin Doyle (Hibernian) from right channel.

5:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Leigh Griffiths - Ross Co 0 - 1 Hibernian Goal by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) right-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Ross County 0-1 Hibernian.

3:14

Defending throw-in by Mihael Kovacevic (Ross County).

2:39

Goal kick taken long by Michael Fraser (Ross County).

2:19

Shot by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.

0:54

Defending throw-in by Rocco Quinn (Ross County).

0:35

Defending throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

0:18

Attacking throw-in by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

0:01

Defending throw-in by Marc Fitzpatrick (Ross County).

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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