Livingston 1-0 Hamilton

Marc McNulty turns away after scoring the winner for Livingston

Marc McNulty (l) turns away after scoring the winner for Livingston

Livingston leapfrogged Hamilton to move in to third place in the First Division with a hard-fought win in West Lothian.

Rory Boulding's great cross found Marc McNulty who headed the 52nd-minute winner into the bottom corner.

Craig Barr almost doubled the lead but his header went narrowly wide before Hamilton pushed hard for an equaliser.

A shot from James Chambers was well saved by Andy McNeil and the same player had a shot deflected wide by Kenny Deuchar with six minutes to go.

Livingston : McNeil, Kyle Jacobs, Craig Barr, Watson, Talbot, Keaghan Jacobs (Scougall 46), Fotheringham, Robert Barr, Boulding (Cummings 87), Deuchar, McNulty (Russle 90). Subs Not Used: Jamieson, Naples.

Booked : Fotheringham.

Goals : McNulty 52.

Hamilton : Hutton, Mensing, Canning, McLaughlin, McAlister, Imrie, Fraser (Chambers 54), McBride (Kirkpatrick 79), Anderson, Paterson, Spence (Hendrie 54). Subs Not Used: Crawford.

Booked : Mensing, McLaughlin.

Attendance : 1,738

Referee : John McKendrick