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MATCH REPORT Hibernian 2-2 Ross County

The Staggies came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Hibs at Easter Road keeping the Staggies in the top 6 of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

 

The home side almost opened the scoring after just 5 minutes. A Hallberg freekick rebounded off the crossbar going out keeping the game level. Former Ross County defender, Jason Naismith had the next best chance. He latched on to a cross at the back post, but his effort went blazing over the bar.

 

Michael Gardyne had the best of the opening exchanges for Ross County. He cut inside his man before trying to curl an effort across Maxwell. Unfortunately, the effort went both high and wide.

 

The second half saw the hosts take the game to the visitors with Hibernian coming out of the traps and pressing for the opening goal. Jason Naismith sent a ball over the Staggies back line and found an on-rushing Horgan who took a touch and hammered an effort beyond Laidlaw, at his near post, to put Paul Heckingbottom’s side ahead.

 

Just moments later the hosts would double their lead. This time Scott Allan collected the ball in the wide area and drove inside, beating two defenders, before unleashing an effort past Laidlaw in to the bottom left hand corner from 20 yards.

 

After a strong period of attacking play the Staggies managed to get a foot back in to the game with 15 minutes to go. Brian Graham was picked out in the box, he cut the ball back and sent a great curling effort across goal and in to the top right-hand corner Maxwell’s goal.

 

With time running out the Staggies were searching for the equaliser and with only 1-minute remaining County would draw level. Joe Chalmers received the ball 35 yards out drove forward before sending a low effort from the edge of the box beyond Maxwell at his bottom right hand corner sending the band of Staggies supporters behind the goal in to ecstasy.

 

Ross County have now made the trips to both Edinburgh clubs this season, remaining undefeated in both ties, drawing at both Tynecastle & Easter Road