Saturday 26 September 2009
Livingston 2-1 Queen's Park

GOALS from Liam Fox and Robbie Winters gave Livi a hard earned victory over Queen's Park to maintain their 100% home record.

The Lions were pushed all the way by the Hampden amateurs, with the visitors proving marginally the better side in the opening exchanges.

Dead ball specialist Barry Douglas came within a whisker of opening the scoring in the eighth minute with a left footed free-kick which came off the woodwork.

Livi had their moments at the other end, with Scott Black saving from the persistent Raffa De Vita, but it was the Spiders who look the lead, albeit fortunately, with another Douglas free-kick taking a hefty deflection to beat Roddy McKenzie.

The lead was short lived, and Liam Fox brought an exciting spell of pressure to a close just before the break with another lucky strike which looped off Giuseppe Capuano and past Queen's keeper Black.

The second half lacked the goalmouth action of the first but there were plenty of talking points.

Controversy surrounded Livi's second goal after referee George Salmond overruled standside linesman Ross Haswell and gave a free-kick which Andy Halliday swung in for Robbie Winters to tap home his first Livingston goal.

Later, Salmond produced a flurry of yellow cards and a red for Cammy MacDonald, perhaps harshly, for a challenge on Capuano in front of the Queen's bench.

Towards the end Queen's pressed for an equaliser, but Livi held on to make it three wins on the trot.

Livingston: McKenzie, Talbot, Brown, McDonald, Moyes, Husband (Sinclair), Fox, Keaghan Jacobs, Halliday, R. Winters (McParland) ,De Vita (Watson)

Subs: D. Winters, McDowall

Queen's Park: Black, Ure, Brough, Dunlop, McBride, Walker, Capuano, Hamilton (Holms), Douglas, Murray, Watt (Carrol)

Subs: Sinclair, Lachlan, McPherson