Tuesday 2 February 2010
Livingston 2 - 0 Queen's Park

Livingston pulled further away from East Stirlingshire in the title race tonight with a solid 2-0 win over Queen's Park.

Liam Fox got Livi off to a flying start, latching onto a Winters cross and hitting home from close range after 7 minutes, much to the joy of the home support. This was closely followed by Andrew Halliday finding the net 5 minutes later, with Winters once more the provider.

The pitch was beginning to cut-up when a clumsy Jason Talbot challenge found his name being added to referee Alan Muir's book. But despite a few near things, there was no further scoring in the half and Livi went into the interval with a comfortable 2 goal lead.

Into the second half, and Keaghan Jacobs came close to adding Livi's third, but was denied by the woodwork. Jim Hamilton, making his second debut, was replaced by Marc McNulty and received the applause of the Livi fans. A Jason Talbot free kick then hit the bar as the home side searched for that elusive third goal.

Livi kept up the pressure on Spiders' keeper Hamilton's goal, as Jason Talbot's thunderous strike crept just narrowly wide of the post. But shortly afterwards there was a scare for the home supporters as Andrew Halliday found himself on the receiving end of a clattering challenge from Queen's Brian McBride, sending him sprawling into the advertising boards. A stretcher was called but fortunately wasn't needed, and Halliday was able to make a return after receiving treatment.

Stevie Tosh, making his second debut in an amber shirt like "Flipper" Hamilton, was then brought on as a substitute and reaquinted himself with his new surroundings, receiving warm applause from the Livi faithful in the stand as he did.

As the Spiders started to tire, Livi maintained the pressure, and Halliday almost reaped the rewards with a fine shot which Hamilton dived to save at his post. The bar then came to Queen's rescue once again as another Halliday strike pinged over as the clock ticked down.

Livingston: McKenzie, Brown, Talbot, Sinclair, Watson, McDonald, Fox (Barr 70), Keaghan Jacobs, Hamilton (McNulty 59), Winters (Tosh 79), Halliday
Subs not used: Griffin, McDowall

Queen's Park: Peter Hamilton, Walker, Douglas, Sinclair, Little, Capuano, McBride, Chris Hamilton (Watt 60), Daly (Dunlop 80), Quinn, Holmes (O'Hara 80)
Subs not used: McGinn, McPherson

Referee: A.Muir

Att: 680