Thursday 1 October 2009
East Stirlingshire 3 - 1 Livingston

Livi's winning run came to an abrupt end at Ochilview Park tonight as East Stirlingshire ran out convincing winners.

The Shire were the better side in all departments in the first half, with Livi, showing four changes from the side that Queen's Park, struggling to gain a foothold in the game.
 
Jim McInally's part timers were sharper and more determined, and deservedly swept into a two goal lead within the opening 27 minutes.
 
Stephen Maguire got both goals, netting a rebound for the first and producing a fine header at a near post corner for the second.  There were question marks over the Livi defending on both occasions.
 
Although Raffa De Vita plugged away up front throughout, Livi offered comparatively little threat although they were handed a lifeline on the stroke of half time when Robbie Winters burst through and nudged a shot past Jamie Barclay which just crept over the line at the far corner of the goal.
 
Buoyed by that strike Livi enjoyed their best spell of the game on the restart, and had chances to square the game.
 
Paul Watson went close after getting his head to a McParland free kick while a Talbot cross-cum-shot in 64 minutes whistled across goal with no one on hand to deliver a finishing touch.
 
With eight minutes left, the Shire tied up the points with another goal from a corner.  This time Simon Lynch took advantage of some non-existent marking to head strongly past McKenzie.

East Stirlingshire: Barclay, Hay, Richardson, King (McKenzie 15), Bolochoweckyj, Tully, Weaver, Stevenson, Lynch, Maguire (Johnston 87), Rodgers (Dunn 72). Subs not used: Ure, Sorley

Livingston: McKenzie, Malone, Talbot, Sinclair, Moyes, Watson, Fox, Keaghan Jacobs, McParland (Husband 64), R. Winters (D. Winters 76), De Vita. Subs not used: Griffin, Kyle Jacobs, McDowall.

Referee: K Clancy

Attendance: 567

 
 
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