Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

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Highlights: Kilmarnock 1-0 Ross County

Lee Erwin's late penalty put Kilmarnock in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup at the expense of Ross County.

The striker's third goal of the season came after the red-carded Tim Chow was judged to have fouled Rory McKenzie.

But there was even later drama when County goalkeeper Aaron McCarey saw his header from a corner saved on the line by Killie counterpart Jamie MacDonald.

McCarey was adamant the ball had crept over the line at the corner but it was not given.

The first half was far from spectacular, but Killie did almost take the lead in bizarre fashion when McKenzie's cross from the right-hand side floated over McCarey and hit the top of the post.

Inih Effiong playing for Ross County against Kilmarnock
Inih Effiong (right) made his debut for County

McCarey had earlier saved well from Eamonn Brophy's stinging drive, and Rangers target Jordan Jones looked bright in parts on the left wing.

Ross County handed a debut to new signing Inih Effiong, a towering striker who joined on an 18-month deal from Woking. The Englishman was a handful at times, with one overhead kick looping high over the crossbar before Killie goalkeeper MacDonald later closed Effiong down after Billy Mckay had played him in.

Jason Naismith had headed just wide midway through the second half, before the game burst into life in the closing few minutes.

Kris Boyd's replacement Erwin confidently struck the winner from 12 yards.

Line-ups

Kilmarnock

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 16BoydBooked at 45minsSubstituted forFindlayat 45'minutes
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 12Taylor
  • 6Power
  • 8Dicker
  • 7McKenzie
  • 25BrophySubstituted forErwinat 72'minutes
  • 9BoydSubstituted forKiltieat 73'minutes
  • 11Jones

Substitutes

  • 10Kiltie
  • 15Thomas
  • 17Findlay
  • 18Waters
  • 22Erwin
  • 29Burke
  • 34Lyle

Ross County

  • 31McCarey
  • 3Naismith
  • 15Davies
  • 4Routis
  • 28van der Weg
  • 17DraperBooked at 39mins
  • 25O'Brien
  • 18LindsaySubstituted forChowat 9'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 7GardyneSubstituted forEaglesat 76'minutes
  • 12EffiongSubstituted forSchalkat 86'minutes
  • 22Mckay

Substitutes

  • 2Fraser
  • 8Chow
  • 10Schalk
  • 24Dingwall
  • 33Eagles
  • 51Munro
  • 59Maciver
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
3,595

Match Stats

Home TeamKilmarnockAway TeamRoss County
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Kilmarnock 1, Ross County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kilmarnock 1, Ross County 0.

Attempt saved. Aaron McCarey (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Foul by Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock).

Jason Naismith (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Alex Schalk (Ross County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Kilmarnock 1, Ross County 0. Lee Erwin (Kilmarnock) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Tim Chow (Ross County) is shown the red card.

Penalty Kilmarnock. Rory McKenzie draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tim Chow (Ross County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Alex Schalk replaces Inih Effiong.

Alan Power (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Ross County).

Alan Power (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Ross County).

Foul by Lee Erwin (Kilmarnock).

Jim O'Brien (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Erwin (Kilmarnock).

Christopher Routis (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ross County. Chris Eagles replaces Michael Gardyne.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Greg Kiltie replaces Kris Boyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Kilmarnock. Lee Erwin replaces Eamonn Brophy.

Attempt missed. Eamonn Brophy (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Jason Naismith (Ross County) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Kilmarnock).

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

Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Routis (Ross County).

Foul by Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock).

Jim O'Brien (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock).

Jim O'Brien (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Kilmarnock. Conceded by Kenny van der Weg.

Foul by Rory McKenzie (Kilmarnock).

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

Foul by Eamonn Brophy (Kilmarnock).

Kenny van der Weg (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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