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Ross County v Clyde

Recap

Scottish Championship 2002-03

Victoria Park

Ross County
Clyde
1 - 1
Final Score

Recap

Clyde boss Alan Kernaghan was disappointed that his side left the Highlands winless yet again on Saturday. In spite of dominating for most of the game, Clyde only had a Stevie Convery header to show for their efforts. Alan felt that poor finishing had been his side’s downfall and he accepted some of the blame after he blazed over the bar after 35 minutes. And almost immediately County took the lead when a corner was only half cleared and fell to McKay on the edge of the area. His shot seemed to take Halliwell by surprise and it sneaked in at his near post. This had been County’s only real effort on goal in the entire first half in which Clyde had created the better chances.

As early as the second minute Hinds broke into the County box but saw his shot pushed wide by Bullock and from the corner Jack Ross volleyed just wide. The game then really became a bit of a midfield battle with chances at either end hard to come by but with Clyde having most of the possession. But Hinds did fire a free kick over from 20 yards out after 20 minutes. Just on the half hour mark some great work by Kernaghan saw him break into the box and a little chip saw Falconers header pushed away by Bullock and he recovered the ball at the second attempt. Ref Mike Ritchie was being as fussy on the park as the Dingwall stewards were off the park and a couple of innocuous tackles saw Falconer and Irvine yellow carded in the space of a couple of minutes. Then came County’s first real effort on goal, which saw them take the lead. The half saw Clyde finish the stronger and a Falconer header came back off the crossbar and almost on the whistle Hinds turned beautifully on the edge of the area but should have shot rather than play the ball across goal.

The second half was pretty much end to end with neither side creating a clear cut chance but County had a Don Cowie header ruled out for offside as they pressed for the decisive second goal. Then Hyslop brought out an easy save from Halliwell with a low shot on goal. Clyde started to assert themselves and on 65 minutes some concerted pressure lead to a couple of quick fire corners and from the second one Keogh crossed back across goal for Falconer to nod on to Convery whose header slid under Bullock. It took a couple of minutes for Convery to extricate himself from the Santa’s behind the County goal. Clyde went in search of a winner and only two minutes after the goal Halliwell found Ross with a long throw and his through ball found John Fraser but his shot was smothered and cleared. It was now game on and play raged from end to end as both sides went in search of the winner. However Clyde had the clearer chances and great work down the right by Man of the Match, Hagan saw his cross dummied by Nish only for Convery to miss-hit the ball altogether with the goal gaping. The game was then held up as John Potter received a nasty head knock and eventually he left the field to be taken to hospital. Bossy replaced him at right back but it did not interrupt the away team’s rhythm. Firstly Hinds picked up on a tame back pass and rounded Bullock only for his shot to find the side netting. Then with the last kick of the ball he broke into the box from the left, rounded a couple of defenders and smashed a shot which came back off the post with Bullock well beaten.

KERNAGHAN’S REACTION

“I am disappointed as it should have been 3 points. I felt we dominated the game but some poor finishing let us down. I have to hold my hands up for that as I missed a great chance first half. But overall I thought we played pretty well. We passed the ball about well and really the only complaint I can have is that we did not create enough chances. That is maybe nit-picking but you know I enjoy that!

We are still there or thereabouts in the title race but we cannot allow for what Falkirk or Inverness do, we just have to concentrate on what we do ourselves. We still have to place both sides twice so hopefully there are points to be taken there. We are playing quite well and if we can just turn our chances into goals then we won’t be far away.

John Potter is on his way to hospital at the moment and he has lost a couple of teeth. But that is typical of him. I can’t speak highly enough of him and since he came to the club he has been first class."

Goals

Ross County   Clyde
Mackay 36'
66' Convery

Line-Ups

Ross County   Clyde
Bullock
  Halliwell
Deas
  Potter
85
Webb
  Mensing
Perry
  Kernaghan
Canning
  Fraser
 
 
Irvine
  Ross
82
Cowie
  Hagen
 
Gilbert
  Cosgrove
57
Bayne
  Falconer
78 
Hislop
  Keogh
 
Mackay
  Hinds
Substitutes
Robertson
  Convery
57
Fridge
  Morrison
Bone
  Bossy
85
Wood
  Nish
78
82
McGarry
  Smith

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance Report Author
December 28, 2002 3:00 pm Scottish Championship 2002-03 90' 2534 Cameron Macdonald

Officials

  • Referee
    Mike Ritchie

Past Meetings

DateHomeResultsAwayTimeLeague
ClydeRoss CountyScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyLeague Cup
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish Championship
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish Championship
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish Championship
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish Championship
N/A
Ross CountyClydeChallenge Cup
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish League One
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyScottish League One
N/A
Ross CountyClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeRoss CountyChallenge Cup
N/A