Saturday 10 July 2010

Spartans 1 - 4 Livingston

Livi got the pre-season off to a perfect start this afternoon at Ainslie Park with a well deserved 4-1 win over East of Scotland League side Spartans.

Manager Gary Bollan was in an experimantal mood, giving new signing Iain Russell a start in his first match. And the striker rewarded this decision after only 6 minutes, firing home a Keighan Jacobs through ball.

Livi continued to dominate the half, and Russell bagged his brace shortly before the interval to cap a fine debut.

Half time saw the usual flurry of pre-season activity as Kyle Jacobs, Hastings, Conway and McDowall all emerged to start the second half, and Jacobs duly made it 3-0, before Malone slotted home goal number 4 from a fine Conway pass.

Spartans clawed a goal back with 5 minutes to go courtesy of a screamer from Alex King, but it was merely a consolation strike as Livi saw out the remaining minutes comfortably.

LIVINGSTON: Bullock, MacDonald, Malone, O'Byrne, Sinclair, Kn.Jacobs, Winters, Hamill, Russell, D.Jacobs, Barr
Subs: McDowell, Hastings, Kyle Jacobs, Conway, McNulty, Cummings, Trialist