Saturday 19 September 2009
Stranraer 0 - 3 Livingston

A SUPERB first half show from Livingston ensured a comfortable win over Stranraer at Stair Park.

The club's first trip down the A77 in more than eleven years could hardly have started better with Andy Halliday delivering the first goal in the third minute - before some of the travelling support had filed past the famous Stair Park bandstand and into the ground.

Just nine minutes later Rafa De Vita followed up his goal against Elgin City with a clever flick to double the lead, and the Italian put the result beyond any doubt on 32 minutes taking advantage of some slack Stranraer marking at a corner to notch up his third goal of the season.

On the stroke of half time, Robbie Winters almost opened his scoring account for the club but his curling free kick came off the post and bounced clear with Blues' keeper David Mitchell beaten.

The second half was a much tighter affair but the home side were unable to make any impact on a Lions defence which showed a considerable improvement on the Elgin game.

At the other end, Livi players went close on a number of occasions, with De Vita, Talbot and Husband all denied further goals by some fine goalkeeping.

Stranraer - David Mitchell, Agostini, McInnes (McGeouch), Nicoll, Henderson, Wright (McGrath), Montgomerie, Danny Mitchell, Jack (G. Mitchell), McColm, Noble

Subs - Aitken, Wight

Livingston - McKenzie, Brown, Talbot, Husband, Moyes, MacDonald, Fox (Kyle Jacobs), Keaghan Jacobs, Halliday, R. Winters (D. Winters), De Vita

Subs - Watson, Sinclair, McDowall