LIVE UPDATES: Ross County 1-0 Dundee United

Dundee United went down to a late goal in the Betfred Cup at Ross County.

In a hard fought game Nicky Clark saw a penalty saved with ten minutes left.

And United were made to pay as Jamie Lindsay headed the home winner for the home side.

County: - Fox, Fraser, Kelly, Fontaine, Draper, Gardyne, Lindsay, McKay, McManus, Mullin, Watson.

Utd: - Rakovan, Murdoch, Booth, Frans, Barton, McMullan, Clark, Stanton, Smith, Rabitsch, Wardrop.

17/07/18 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. 1' - We're off at the Global Energy Stadium

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  2. 1' - Utd are defending the empty end of the stadium, which isn't open tonight, and attacking the almost empty end, which is open. Small crowd.

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  3. 3' - Early Utd attack down the left is easily dealt with by the home defence.

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  4. 4' - At the other end Wardrup fouls Gardyne out wide. Kelly plays the ball short to Garydne and he shoots wide. He should have been picked up there.

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  5. 6' - Rabitsch, in a more advanced role than he was against Arbroath, drives forward. His pass intended for McMullan is poor and easily intercepted, but it was a good run.

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  6. 8' - Utd are stroking the ball around well in these opening minutes.

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  7. 10' - So far it's the final ball in the attacking third that's letting both teams down. It was ever thus at this time of a campaign.

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  8. 11' - Rabitsch is warned for a hefty tackle on Gardyne. That's the second time already the Dundonian's taken a dunt.

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  9. 12' - Gardyne's down again after a Rabitsch tackle. He'll beginning to think Utd don't like him.

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  10. 14' - It's getting a bit narky. Even the two benches are exchanging words.

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  11. 15' - Close. McMullan free kick is headed over by Frans. That was a chance.

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  12. 17' - Clark fouls Draper. Mullin chips the ball in for Kelly who heads well wide with the goal at his mercy. That should have been the opener.

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  13. 19' - Smith fouls Gardyne. The Utd players are taking turns!

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  14. 20' - McKay fouls Wardrup, a chance to put the ball in the home box. McMullan does, but Watson heads it away.

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  15. 22' - Stanton booked for a foul on McManus.

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  16. 24' - Ross County go close when Lindsay shoots from the edge of the box. Rakovan denies him with a fine save.

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  17. 25' - That was County's first shot on target, but the are doing most of the pressing.

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  18. 26' - Young Smith is booked for a late tackle on Kelly. Looked a sore one.

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  19. 28' - Fine pass from Booth to McMullan out on the left. He crosses low and the ball is hacked away by Watson.

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  20. 31' - McManus wins a home corner on the left. Mullin's kick is headed back across goal and McKay sends an effort wide.

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  21. 32' - Draper booked for a foul on Smith. That was a crunching tackle.

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  22. 33' - Booth with a strong run gets to the home area. A sliding tackle from Watson stops him getting his shot away. Good work by Utd fullbacks past and present.

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  23. 36' - Angry words after Fontaine catches Rakovan in the face with a flying arm. Both need treatment and referee Willie Collum accepts it was accidental. Csaba doesn't think so and lets the assistant ref know.

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  24. 38' - Fontaine has clearly hurt his arm on the goalie's head and has to be replaced by Morris.

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  25. 39' - County go close again. Watson has a go and McMullan, back defending for a corner, clears off the line.

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  26. 41' - Same again at the other end as Rabitsch sends ball in to Barton whose header is cleared off the line by Watson.

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  27. 43' - That was a bit special at both ends from Watson, but he'll tell you it was elementary. Oh dear.

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  28. 45' - Utd ending the half on the attack. Rabitsch crosses from the right, but the ball floats over the bar.

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  29. 45' - HT 0-0. Both teams had decent chances, but County did most of the attacking.

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  30. 46' - And the second half is underway .

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  31. 47' - A clever header by McKay sends McManus racing through, but he's just offside.

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  32. 47' - McMullan finds Clark, but the slightest of touches from Watson on the pass has forced him wide and the chance is gone.

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  33. 49' - Another fine run from McMullan, but his final ball lets him down and he can't find Clark.

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  34. 49' - Utd looking a bit sharper already this half.

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  35. 51' - Strong McManus run is halted by Murdoch and Wardrop. Good defending.

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  36. 52' - Smith fouls Gardyne. The kid has to remember he's on a booking.

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  37. 54' - Morris fouls Clark. Chance to get the ball in the box. McMullan sends it in, but Draper gets up to head clear.

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  38. 55' - Great cross from Barton on the left and Gardyne does well to steer it behind at the back post.

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  39. 56' - Gardyne heads down the left and crosses. Good clearance by Barton.

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  40. 57' - Glass on for Smith as Utd make a change.

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  41. 58' - Glass is involved right away. A nice turn and then he's pulled back to give Utd another free kick.

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  42. 59' - McMullan sends in a dangerous ball from the free kick, but Frans is offside. Careless.

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  43. 60' - A fine tackle from Booth prevents Mullin jinking through on goal.

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  44. 61' - County send on Keillor-Dunn for Mullin. Bit strange that one.

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  45. 62' - Is a goal going to come in this one? Both teams are going for it.

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  46. 62' - Draper cross is clear by Frans before McManus can score. Utd race up, Glass lets fly and Fox shatters his hopes of a first top team goal with a great save.

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  47. 64' - This kid Glass is a bit special.

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  48. 65' - McMullan to Glass, his shot is blocked. This is a cracking tie now.

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  49. 66' - Keillor-Dunn tries to find McKay with a reverse pass. Rakovan comes and takes. That was almost a great ball and credit to the goalie for reacting quickly.

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  50. 68' - McManus with a low shot. Decent save Rakovan.

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  51. 69' - Home pen appeals as Gardyne goes down when tackled by Murdoch. Willie Collum has a long look, but is having none of it and Murdoch is furious with Gardyne for diving.

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  52. 70' - Glass shoot from edge of area. Too high and he should have played in Stanton. The kid's not perfect!

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  53. 70' - Seconds later Gardyne curls a shot inches wide at the other end. This is like watching a tennis match!

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  54. 73' - Booth forced to head behind from a Gardyne cross. County waste the kick.

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  55. 76' - It's been three minutes since the last chance. Both teams need a breather to be fair.

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  56. 77' - They've had one and normal service for this fine second half is resumed as Gardyne shoots over from the edge of the area.

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  57. 78' - Another near thing. McManus gets into the box and Rakovan does well to dive at his feet and block.

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  58. 80' - Penalty! Gardyne fouls Stanton. Clark takes it, Fox saves brilliantly to his right and then does even better to block the rebound.

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  59. 82' - Dow replaces McKay for County.

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  60. 84' - Morris fouls McMullan. This could be another Utd chance. The we attacker sends the free kick in. It's too high.

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  61. 85' - OH NO! Brilliant work on the right by Dow and when he sends over the cross Lindsay heads home for the opener.

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  62. 87' - County look for a second but Keillor-Dunn fires well wide from 18 yards. Needed a sweet strike there. One of older readers that!

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  63. 88' - Appere on for Rabitsch.

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  64. FT- 1-0. Utd will struggle to qualify now.

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