Wednesday 28 July 2010

Livingston 2 - 2 Dundee Utd

Livi rounded off the pre season this evening with a draw against reigning Scottish Cup holders Dundee United.

This was manager Gary Bollan's last chance to experiment with his new squad before the League opener with Alloa Athletic. And as in previous friendlies there was much chopping and changing as Bollan's onfield alchemy continued.

The first half was a fairly evenly matched affair, with Livi having the better share of possession and chances. However the deadlock was finally broken on 44 minutes when United's Damián Casalinuovo found the net, much against the run of play. Livi keeper Bullock failed to hold a Myrie-Williams free kick and the Argentinian striker was on hand to prod home to give the visitors a 1-0 interval lead.

Livi were obviusly smarting from this blow when they emerged for the second half a more determined side. And this was rewarded on 63 minutes when Marc McNulty expertly levelled from the spot, after he himself had been felled by United's substitute keeper Mentel on the edge of the box.

And it was very nearly 2-1 when Livi's trialist sub saw a fine long range effort rebound off United's post, much to the relief of all in tangerine.

But with only 10 minutes remaining, United struck a potential killer blow when winger Jennison Myrie-Williams slotted home after a neat move. However, just when it seemed the game was lost, Chris Malone saved the day by tapping in from close range for a deserved equaliser.

Livingston: Bullock, Trialist, Talbot, Hamill, O'Byrne, MacDonald, Fox, Ky. Jacobs, De Vita, McNulty, Barr.
Subs used: McDowall, Trialist, Sinclair, Malone, Hastings, Conway, D.Jacobs