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By Will Clark

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Ross County 2

Aberdeen 1

Scorers: Ross County: Shaw (1) Lakin (20) Aberdeen: Iacovitti (45og)

Ross County v Aberdeen at the Global Energy Stadium
Ross County v Aberdeen at the Global Energy Stadium

(56) Yellow card: Regan Charles-Cook booked.

(55) Yellow card: Scott Wright

(45) GOAL! Ross County 2 Aberdeen 1 - Staggies can't hold on to two goal lead as Tommy Hoban's free header was turned in by County defender Alex Iacovitti in an attempt to clear the ball

(40) Scott Wright also should have pulled one back for Aberdeen before half time when he was allowed a chance from 12-yards out but Laidlaw pulled off another great save.

(35) The Dons should have pulled one back when Jonny Hayes cross from the left wing found Matty Kennedy unchallenged in the six-yard box. But his point blank shot was well saved by Ross Laidlaw as the ball was cleared from danger to preserve County’s two-goal lead.

(30) Aberdeen substitution: Ashley Taylor off Shaelum Logan on.

(25) Great chance for a third for County as Regan Charles Cook gets a superb ball into the box from the right wing. But no takers.

(20) GOAL! Ross County 2 Aberdeen 0 - Charlie Lakin Staggies double their advantage as Harry Paton's cross from the right wing finds Charlie Lakin in the box unchallenged and he fires a low drive past Joe Lewis from 10-yards from a tight angle.

(15) First chance of the match from Aberdeen from 35 yards with Sam Cosgrove having a long range effort but was saved by Ross Laidlaw.

(1) GOAL! Ross County 1 Aberdeen 0 – Oli Shaw scores a low drive from 12 yards into the bottom left corner after just 35 seconds. What a start!

Ross County have made five changes to the team that lost to Livingston 3–1 six days ago.

Regan Charles-Cook, Jermain Hylton, Callum Morris, Connor Randall and Iain Vigurs all start against Aberdeen.

Ross Draper, Stephen Kelly, Jordan Tillson and Keith Watson are dropped to the bench with Coll Donaldson out of the squad.

Ross County: Laidlaw, Randall, Morris, Shaw, Vigurs, Hylton, Iacovitti, Charles-Cookm Lakin, Naismith, Paton.

Subs: Munro, Draper, Gardyne, McKay, Watson, Kely, Tillson, Andreu, Reid.

Aberdeen: Lewis, Hobvan, Considine, Main, Taylor, Cosgrove, Hayes, Ferguson, Wright, Kennedy, McCrorie.

Subs: Woods, Logan, Ojo, McGinn, Mclennan, Anderson, CampbellVirtanen. Ngwenya.

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