Scottish Premiership
Ross County1Aberdeen0

Ross County 1-0 Aberdeen

Rocco Quinn's strike gave Ross County victory against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

After threatening several times earlier in the match, the midfielder fired home his second goal of the season early in the second half.

Niall McGinn had come close to giving the Dons the lead with a powerful shot that drew a save from Mark Brown.

And Brown blocked Scott Vernon's header to keep County's lead intact and secure all three points.

Derek Adams' side move into double figures for the season and are now four points behind fourth-placed Aberdeen.

Ross County manager Derek Adams

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Interview - Ross County manager Derek Adams

Quinn perhaps should have put County ahead when put through by Richie Brittain early on, the midfielder firing high and wide of target.

Aberdeen welcomed Niall McGinn back in to their starting line-up and the forward fired wide midway through the first half.

However, the flow of play was interrupted when referee Crawford Allan pulled up with an injury and the match resumed several minutes later with David Somers taking over as whistler and Allan assuming Sommers' role of fourth official.

Quinn flashed a shot wide and McGinn then tested goalkeeper Mark Brown with a shot from outside the box in first-half injury time.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

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Interview - Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Having been so prominent in County's attacks, Quinn finally broke the deadlock after being put through by Melvin De Leeuw.

Though the angle was tight, the 27-year-old found the power and direction he needed to beat Jamie Langfield from inside the box.

The Dons tried to respond and Scott Vernon's header from Peter Pawlett's cross was saved by Brown.

Langfield smothered a shot from Graham Carey and De Leeuw's replacement Kevin Luckassen almost doubled the home side's lead with a header just wide.

But, in the end, one goal proved to be enough for the Dingwall men.

Line-ups

Ross County

  • 1Brown
  • 3GordonBooked at 48mins
  • 2Kovacevic
  • 21McLean
  • 5Boyd
  • 10QuinnBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSaundersat 83'minutes
  • 4Kettlewell
  • 11De LeeuwSubstituted forLuckassenat 72'minutes
  • 23CareyBooked at 83mins
  • 8BrittainBooked at 74mins
  • 17RossSubstituted forSprouleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Micic
  • 15Glen
  • 20Fraser
  • 14Maatsen
  • 7Sproule
  • 19Luckassen
  • 22Saunders

Aberdeen

  • 1Langfield
  • 2Shaughnessy
  • 5ConsidineBooked at 3minsSubstituted forRobertsonat 56'minutes
  • 27HectorBooked at 90mins
  • 6Reynolds
  • 9VernonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMagennisat 72'minutes
  • 11HayesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Pawlett
  • 22Jack
  • 14SmithSubstituted forFloodat 56'minutes
  • 10McGinn

Substitutes

  • 35Murray
  • 20Weaver
  • 21Magennis
  • 17Wylde
  • 8Flood
  • 3Robertson
  • 18Low
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
5,290

Match Stats

Home TeamRoss CountyAway TeamAberdeen
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away14
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ross County 1, Aberdeen 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ross County 1, Aberdeen 0.

Booking

Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Michael Hector (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Attempt saved. Michael Hector (Aberdeen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Josh Magennis (Aberdeen).

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Mark Reynolds.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Mihael Kovacevic.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Mihael Kovacevic.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Steve Saunders replaces Rocco Quinn.

Booking

Graham Carey (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Ross County).

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

Foul by Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen).

Ryan Jack (Aberdeen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Kettlewell (Ross County).

Attempt missed. Kevin Luckassen (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Aberdeen).

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Ivan Sproule replaces Steven Ross.

Booking

Richard Brittain (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

Willo Flood (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Aberdeen. Josh Magennis replaces Scott Vernon.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Kevin Luckassen replaces Melvin De Leeuw.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Attempt missed. Steven Ross (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Ross County) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Aberdeen. Conceded by Scott Boyd.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Jonathan Hayes.

Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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