Marc McNulty hit a hat-trick as Livingston cruised to a win at Stranraer in the Scottish Communities League Cup first round.

Livingston went ahead after 17 minutes, McNulty crossing for Jordan Morton to sweep home from 12 yards.

McNulty doubled the lead by slotting in an Iain Russell pass in the 23rd minute.

Russell then drilled a shot into the top corner from inside the area six minutes before half-time and turned provider after 61 minutes, crossing for Kevin McCann, who produced a cool finish.

An inviting cross from Robert Barr three minutes later gave McNulty a close-range finish for the fifth.

Russell added his second with a bullet effort from 12 yards with 10 minutes remaining before McNulty secured his hat-trick with a rasping 18-yard drive three minutes later.

Morton completed the rout with a spectacular 20-yard shot in the 87th minute.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Kinnaird
  • 03 Dunlop
  • 04 Staunton Booked
  • 05 McKeown
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 06 Aitken
  • 07 Winter
  • 11 Borris (Moore - 57' )
  • 09 Malcolm (Agnew - 72' )
  • 10 Love (Forde - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Cadwell
  • 16 Forde
  • 15 Maxwell
  • 12 Moore
  • 14 Agnew

Livingston

  • 01 McNeil
  • 02 McCann
  • 03 Fordyce (McDonald - 78' )
  • 04 Watson
  • 05 Barr Booked
  • 06 Docherty Booked (Beaumont - 79' )
  • 07 Andreu (Barr - 65' )
  • 08 Russell Booked
  • 11 Morton
  • 09 McNulty
  • 10 Scougall

Substitutes

  • 17 Hurst
  • 12 Barr
  • 14 Downie
  • 15 McDonald
  • 16 Beaumont
Ref: Hilland
Att: 284

Match Stats

Shots

1 20

On target

0 10

Corners

6 5

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +0:16 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

89:39

Iain Russell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

88:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken, clearance made by Paul Watson.

86:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Morton - Stranraer 0 - 8 Livingston Jordan Morton fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-8 Livingston.

83:37

Corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the right by-line, Paul Watson manages to make a clearance.

83:05

Christopher Aitken takes the outswinging corner, save made by Andrew McNeil.

82:08

Assist by Robert Barr.

82:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc McNulty - Stranraer 0 - 7 Livingston Goal scored by Marc McNulty from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-7 Livingston.

79:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Russell - Stranraer 0 - 6 Livingston Iain Russell grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-6 Livingston.

79:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Moore. Craig Barr takes the free kick.

77:36

Direct free kick taken by David Mitchell.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Jack Beaumont on for Ross Docherty.

77:36 Substitution

Substitution Connor McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Callum Fordyce.

77:36

Marc McNulty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Moore.

75:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Iain Russell. Free kick taken by David Mitchell.

74:16

Marc McNulty is ruled offside. Mark Staunton takes the direct free kick.

71:38 Substitution

Substitution (Stranraer) makes a substitution, with Adam Forde coming on for Robert Love.

71:38 Substitution

Substitution Dean Agnew comes on in place of Craig Malcolm.

68:09

Effort from inside the area by Robert Barr misses to the right of the target.

66:49

Sean Winter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Morton. Direct free kick taken by Callum Fordyce.

66:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McNulty by Grant Gallagher. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McCann.

65:18

Robert Barr provided the assist for the goal.

65:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc McNulty - Stranraer 0 - 5 Livingston Marc McNulty gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-5 Livingston.

64:26

Free kick taken by Lloyd Kinnaird.

64:26 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Andreu goes off and Robert Barr comes on.

64:26

The official flags Jordan Morton offside.

63:27

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Kinnaird by Stefan Scougall results in a free kick. Robert Love restarts play with the free kick.

63:11

Jordan Morton takes a shot. David Mitchell makes a save.

61:51

The assist for the goal came from Iain Russell.

61:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin McCann - Stranraer 0 - 4 Livingston A goal is scored by Kevin McCann from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-4 Livingston.

61:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stefan Scougall by Grant Gallagher. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Morton.

60:16

Iain Russell delivers the ball.

59:29

Michael Dunlop challenges Anthony Andreu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Barr restarts play with the free kick.

56:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christopher Aitken, clearance by Kevin McCann.

56:08 Substitution

Substitution Michael Moore on for Ryan Borris.

54:02

Shot on goal by Iain Russell from just inside the area goes over the target.

51:39

Corner taken by Stefan Scougall from the right by-line.

50:47

Free kick taken by Frank McKeown.

50:47 Booking

Booking Craig Barr shown a yellow card.

50:27

Grant Gallagher fouled by Craig Barr, the ref awards a free kick.

49:32

Marc McNulty produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

47:44

Corner taken by Stefan Scougall, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul Watson misses to the right of the target.

45:25

Anthony Andreu challenges Mark Staunton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dunlop.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

42:43

Corner from right by-line taken by Christopher Aitken.

42:15

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken, clearance made by Callum Fordyce.

41:39

Jordan Morton concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Gallagher. Direct free kick taken by Mark Staunton.

41:04

Iain Russell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Russell - Stranraer 0 - 3 Livingston Iain Russell finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-3 Livingston.

38:10

The referee blows for offside against Iain Russell. David Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.

34:03

Robert Love concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Docherty. Anthony Andreu restarts play with the free kick.

32:50

Grant Gallagher challenges Stefan Scougall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Docherty takes the free kick.

29:08

Short corner taken by Jordan Morton from the left by-line.

28:27

Corner taken short by Jordan Morton, drilled right-footed shot by Marc McNulty. Save by David Mitchell.

23:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Gallagher by Marc McNulty. Grant Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

22:41

Assist by Iain Russell.

22:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc McNulty - Stranraer 0 - 2 Livingston Goal scored by Marc McNulty from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-2 Livingston.

20:19

Free kick taken by Craig Barr.

20:19 Booking

Booking Mark Staunton goes into the referee's book.

20:08

Foul by Mark Staunton on Iain Russell, free kick awarded.

18:47

Effort on goal by Marc McNulty from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

17:45

Sean Winter takes the free kick.

17:45 Booking

Booking Iain Russell booked for unsporting behaviour.

17:32

Mark Staunton fouled by Iain Russell, the ref awards a free kick.

16:35

The assist for the goal came from Marc McNulty.

16:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Morton - Stranraer 0 - 1 Livingston Jordan Morton fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-1 Livingston.

14:54

Iain Russell produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

12:43

Shot by Craig Malcolm from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

11:49

Effort from the edge of the box by Iain Russell goes wide of the left-hand post.

9:58

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jordan Morton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:01

Direct free kick taken by Christopher Aitken.

9:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ross Docherty a yellow card.

8:43

Unfair challenge on Ryan Borris by Ross Docherty results in a free kick.

7:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Andreu on Ryan Borris. Free kick taken by Ryan Borris.

4:24

Foul by Ryan Borris on Iain Russell, free kick awarded. Ross Docherty takes the free kick.

0:19

Iain Russell is caught offside. Mark Staunton takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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