County leave it late to draw

A last-gasp equaliser from Ian Vigurs earned Ross County a deserved point in an enthralling 2-2 SPL draw with Hearts at the Global Energy Stadium.

Last Updated: 03/02/13 at 22:49 Post Comment

Scott Boyd: Battles with Hearts' Jason Holt

Scott Boyd: Battles with Hearts' Jason Holt

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Rocco Quinn gave County the lead in the 20th minute with a deflected drive, but Michael Ngoo levelled 11 minutes later.

Hearts got their noses in front when Jamie Walker netted just after the hour mark, but right at the death Vigurs fired home from close range to salvage a point for the hosts.

A dangerous cross from Mihael Kovacevic was headed behind by Marius Zaliukas in the third minute as County started on the front foot.

In the next minutes Billy King set up Jason Holt with a chance just outside the six-yard box, but his shot was blocked by County goalkeeper Mark Brown.

It was end-to-end stuff and, following Hearts' first corner of the game, Zaliukas sent a bullet header just past the upright from Fraser Mullen's delivery.

But it was County who took the lead in the 20th minute. After a Richard Brittain corner on the left, Paul Lawson laid the ball off for Quinn, whose deflected shot wrongfooted Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald.

Hearts were seeing a lot of the ball and grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 31st minute. On-loan signing Ngoo raced onto a long through-ball from Stevenson, shrugged off the attentions of Grant Munro and slid the ball past Brown.

MacDonald pulled off a fantastic one-handed save from Vigurs as County tried to restore their advantage.

The second half started at a slower tempo, with no efforts on goal until the 57th minute. Lawson found Cooper free on the right with a superb ball and the wide-man cut inside but then fired his shot just wide of MacDonald's right post.

Just when County looked to be getting the upper hand, though, Hearts took the lead, when Mullen swung over a cross from the right and Walker stooped to head into the corner of the net from six yards.

It was mostly County at this stage, but, in a breakaway move, Stevenson found himself though on goal only for Brown to produce a low save to his left to keep it out.

But, in stoppage time, Vigurs grabbed an equaliser when he was first to react after MacDonald could only parry a Boyd shot.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 24 May 2015
12:30
Aberdeen 0-1 St J'stone  
Celtic 5-0 Inverness Report
Dundee U 3-0 Dundee  
Saturday, 23 May 2015
15:00
Hamilton 1-0 St Mirren Report
Kilmarnock 1-2 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 0-0 Partick Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen Report
Inverness 3-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 1-4 Kilmarnock  
Ross Co 2-1 Hamilton  

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company