Scottish Championship
Livingston2Dumbarton1

Livingston 2-1 Dumbarton

Craig Halkett
Craig Halkett scored the winner for Livingston against Dumbarton

Livingston continued their excellent start to the Championship season with victory over Dumbarton.

The home side hit the front through Alan Lithgow, who netted with a bullet of a diving header from Joshua Mullin's corner.

The Sons squared it with 14 minutes left to play, Tom Walsh's effort taking a deflection leaving goalkeeper Neil Alexander with no chance.

Livi earned all three thanks to Craig Halkett's late header.

The hosts, who had Nicky Cadden taken off injured in the first half, are fourth in the table, three points adrift of leaders St Mirren.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 9Todorov
  • 26HalkettBooked at 83mins
  • 4Lithgow
  • 7MullinSubstituted forMcMillanat 79'minutes
  • 8PittmanBooked at 54mins
  • 6Byrne
  • 21Penrice
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJacobsat 70'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forMackinat 35'minutes
  • 10Mullen

Substitutes

  • 2McMillan
  • 14Jacobs
  • 15Mackin
  • 16Knox
  • 19Carrick
  • 22Henderson
  • 29Pettigrew

Dumbarton

  • 1Gallacher
  • 12Wardrop
  • 4Dowie
  • 15HillSubstituted forWilsonat 79'minutes
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 20Froxylias
  • 14HuttonBooked at 41mins
  • 55BarrBooked at 56mins
  • 10WalshBooked at 84mins
  • 27NadeSubstituted forRoyat 89'minutes
  • 9StewartSubstituted forMorrisonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 7Gallagher
  • 8Wilson
  • 11Johnston
  • 16Morrison
  • 17Roy
  • 19Ewings
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
938

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 2, Dumbarton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 2, Dumbarton 1.

Foul by Sam Wardrop (Dumbarton).

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ally Roy replaces Christian Nade.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Sam Wardrop.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 2, Dumbarton 1. Craig Halkett (Livingston) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Walsh (Dumbarton).

Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Craig Halkett (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christian Nade (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Halkett (Livingston).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nikolay Todorov.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. David Wilson replaces Dougie Hill.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jack McMillan replaces Josh Mullin.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 1, Dumbarton 1. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christopher McLaughlin.

Sam Wardrop (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Mullen (Livingston).

Foul by Craig Barr (Dumbarton).

Shaun Byrne (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Greg Morrison replaces Mark Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Keaghan Jacobs replaces Jackson Longridge.

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Dowie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan Mackin (Livingston).

Christian Nade (Dumbarton) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Christian Nade (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nikolay Todorov (Livingston).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Neil Alexander.

Attempt saved. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Dimitris Froxylias (Dumbarton) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Mark Stewart (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Josh Mullin (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Barr (Dumbarton).

Booking

Craig Barr (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Scott Pittman (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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