Saturday 17 November 2012

Livingston 2 - 1 Falkirk
(HT 1 - 0)
McNulty (23)
Kn.Jacobs (65)
McGrandles (84)

Livingston responded to losing their manager John Hughes by going out and beating Falkirk under the guidance of caretaker boss Gareth Evans.

After a fine first half display and a hard fought second 45, the Lions secured all three points to make it six games unbeaten in the league.

The home side tested Michael McGovern well before opening the scoring, with Marc McNulty twice forcing the Falkirk keeper into saves and Stefan Scougall firing just wide.

The home side took a deserved lead in 23 minutes when Scougall fed McNulty in the box, and the striker kept a level head to tuck the ball away into the bottom corner.

McNulty produced yet another stop from McGovern before the half time interval, with Lyle Taylor heading wide when presented with Falkirk’s best chance.

Before half time a collision in the centre circle then left Keaghan Jacobs needing treatment, but Livi held out for the break and doubled their lead on 65 minutes.

McNulty fed Tony Andreu, and when the Frenchman’s shot fell to Jacobs he finished from six yards.

McNulty could have made it three but was again denied by a great McGovern save, before a late corner for Falkirk saw McGrandles bundle home at the back post.

Then Andreu sent a shot thundering wide after bursting into the box, but Livi settled for success by one goal.

McNeil, McCann, Booth, Garcia Tena, C.Barr, O'Brien, Andreu (Fordyce 90), Fox, McNulty, Scougall (I.Russell 61 (Mullen 68)), Kn.Jacobs
Subs not used: Morton, Jamieson

McGovern, Flynn (Sibbald 80), Neilson, Dods, Kingsley, McGrandles, J.Fulton (Grant 72), Murdoch, Alston, Haworth, Taylor
Subs not used: Bowman, Smith, D.Fulton

Referee: Craig Charleston

Official Attendance: 1,471

Match report: Calum Leslie
Pictures: Steven Carrie