Livi took another giant stride towards the Title this afternoon with their third win from four over Stranraer, helped by East Stirlingshire's surprise 3-2 home defeat to bottom club Montrose.
After a fairly uneventful opening, Liam Fox bagged his 9th goal of the season to put Livi ahead on 27 minutes, appearing at the near post to nod a Danny Griffin's corner high into the net.
And with the dust having just settled on that goal, Robbie Winters doubled Livi's advantage 2 minutes later, heading a flighted cross from Barr past Blues' keeper David Mitchell.
Stranraer caused a late scare by pulling a goal back through a Michael Moore volley, but this proved to be a consolation only as Livi held on for the win.
Livingston: McKenzie, Talbot (Malone 71), Griffin, D.Jacobs, Watson, Fox, Kn Jacobs, Barr, Tosh (Sinclair 46), Hamilton (Halliday 74), Winters
Subs not used: De Vita, McDowall,
Stranraer: D.Mitchell, Agostini (Henderson 60 ), Nicoll, Bouadji, Sharp, Noble, Dy Mitchell, Agnew, One, McColm (Moore 60), Cawley (Montgomerie 84)
Subs not used: Gn.Mitchell, McKillop
Referee: C Brown