Ross County 2
Dundee 1
League Cup (3rd Round)

Ross County 

2 - 1


League Cup (3rd Round)
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001
Victoria Park
Attendance: 3,250
7:30 PM Kick-off

Brian Irvine (10)
Karim Boukraa (66)
Fabian Caballero (54)

Team Managers
Neal Cooper Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
1. Tony Bullock
2. Mark Perry
3. Ian Maxwell
4. Hugh Robertson
5. Brian Irvine
6. Sean Webb
7. Steve Ferguson
8. John Fraser
9. Steve Hislop
10. Alex Bone
11. Mark McCormick
Jamie Langfield .1
Walter Del Rio .17
Zurab Khizanishvili .13
Barry Smith .2
Beto Garrido .14
Lucas Gatti .3
Gavin Rae .8
Mark Robertson .11
Alessandro Romano .21
Fabian Caballero .7
Steven Milne .15

12. Andrew Shearer
14. Steven MacKay
15. Don Cowie
16. Karim Boukraa
17. Martin Prest
Paul Mathers .40
Colin Boylan .16
Steven Robb .24
Barry Forbes .26
Beto Naveda .19

Karim Boukraa for John Fraser (64)
Martin Prest for Steve Hislop (89)
Barry Forbes for Lucas Gatti (54)
Beto Naveda for Mark Robertson (56)

Mark Perry
Steve Ferguson
Mark McCormick
Steve Hislop
Zurab Khizanishvili
Fabian Caballero
Alessandro Romano

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Sommers (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Super sub Karim Boukraa scored the winner in the CIS Insurance third round cup-tie at Dingwall last night, giving County their second Premier scalp in the competition.

Boukraa replaced John Fraser in the 64th minute with the score at 1-1 and a couple of minutes later the Frenchman produced what proved to the winner with a superb 30-yard lob.

County took the lead in the 10th minute when former Dundee defender Brian Irvine rose high in the box to head home a Hugh Robertson corner.

Dundee seldom threatened for the rest of the first half and Alex Bone came close to giving County a second goal but his shot was well saved by Jamie Langfield in the 24th minute.

County kept the pressure on and Steven Hislop fired one over the crossbar a minute later, then Steven Ferguson and Bone both forced fine saves from the over- worked Langfield.

In a rare attack Dundee's Lucas Gatti found the side- netting a couple of minutes be fore the break.

Dundee made a bright start to the second half and equalised in the 54th minute when Alberto Garrido's free kick was headed back across goal and Fabian Caballero headed past County keeper Tony Bullock.

The Dens Parkers looked on their way back at this stage but an inspired substitution by County boss Neale Cooper saw Boukraa replace Fraser.

A high ball into the box from Mark Perry was punched by Langfield and Boukraa neatly returned the ball over the keeper's head and into the empty net.

Boukraa almost scored again three minutes later with another cheeky lob but this time the ball flew inches passed the uprights.

The Frenchman came close again in the 74th minute after a sweeping move on the right but his 20-yard drive just cleared the crossbar.

Dundee's only retort before the end was an acrobatic over head kick from Caballero which whistled passed Bullock's right hand post but County finished strongly and Bone should have scored a third in the 83rd minute when he was clean through on goal but Langfield again came to Dundee's rescue.

A disappointed Dundee manager Ivan Bonetti said, "We did the best we could tonight but we had important players missing.

"We lost a goal early on and County are a good side who had plenty of chances to score. It's a lesson to learn for the future."

An ecstatic county boss Neil Cooper, "It's a fantastic achieve ment which the players worked really hard for."

Squad Statistics (as at October 2nd, 2001)

2001-02 All Time
Jamie Langfield (GK)21 13 - 27 -
Walter Del Rio25 11 - 20 -
Zurab Khizanishvili19 11 - 17 -
Barry Smith27 13 - 2341
Beto Garrido - 11 - 21 -
Lucas Gatti - 4 - 4 -
Gavin Rae23 13215514
Mark Robertson24 9 - 14 -
Alessandro Romano32 12 - 31 -
Fabian Caballero23 1042712
Steven Milne21 132396
Beto Naveda (sub)29 2 - 2 -
Barry Forbes (sub) - 2 - 2 -

League Table (as at October 2nd, 2001)

No league table has been added for this season.