Ross County 2-2 Celtic: Tierney (34), Gardyne (50), Roberts (78), Boyce (90)

Flash Points

  • Tierney Beauty
  • Compact County defence
  • Roberts skill
  • Controversial penalty
  • Brown red carded

Player Ratings:

Craig Gordon – 3/5

Couldn’t do anything to stop the two goals. Dispatched the ball throughout the game.

Jozo Simunovic – 3/5

Defended well and was solid throughout the game.

Erik Sviatchenko – 3/5

Loss of concentration for the first goal as he lost Michael Gardyne in the box, but defended well for the most part.

Kieran Tierney – 4/5

Hit an absolute beauty from around thirty yards to open the goal scoring. Put in a good shift.

James Forrest – 2/5

Did not pose much of an attacking threat to the opposition. Had a very quiet lacklustre game.

Scott Brown – 2.5/5

Controlled midfield for majority but his performance was overshadowed with a rush of blood to the head which resulted in a red card.

Stuart Armstrong – 2.5/5

Not as dynamic as he has been in previous performances. Had a pretty quiet game.

Callum McGregor – 2/5

One of his poorer games this season. Wouldn’t have known that he was on the park.

Scott Sinclair – 2/5

Had a couple of decent moves down the wing which never resulted in any great chances. Again, like many had a very quiet game.

Tom Rogic – 2.5/5

Looked pretty sharp considering he has just returned from injury but still easing his way back into the team.

Moussa Dembele – 2.5/5

Didn’t pose much of an attacking threat but has also just returned from injury.


Cristian Gamboa – 3/5

Brought energy to the right-hand side of the pitch.

Leigh Griffiths – 3/5

Looking dangerous and added a bit more zest to Celtic’s attack.

Patrick Roberts – 3.5/5

Showed his skills for the goal, tearing open the county defence. Maybe should have started the match.


Overall, the game was highly contested with Ross County parking the bus after the equaliser and sitting deep, making it hard for Celtic to get a second goal.  Should have been out of sight in the first-half. Would have secured three points if it was not for a demonic hellish decision. This of course has happened with the same referee this season with an outrageous challenge on Tierney being waved away in February by Don Robertson. His performance was inconsistent and was embarrassing! As for Scott Brown his decision may have an effect on the side for the forthcoming games against The Rangers.

Declan McConville


  1. Unfortunately this a problem we have come up against know that we really have a chance of going through the season undefeated clubs & officials will do anything to stop us I really feel there is a conspiracy against our club


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