Scottish Championship
Livingston2Dumbarton0

Livingston 2-0 Dumbarton

Livingston's Alan Lithgow
Alan Lithgow's goal gave Livingston the lead

Livingston moved into the top three of the Championship after seeing off struggling Dumbarton at a windswept Tony Macaroni Arena.

Alan Lithgow put the hosts ahead when he got on the end of Raffaele De Vita's corner to head home at the far post.

Livi doubled their lead when on-loan Rangers striker Ryan Hardie, making his full debut, netted.

Hardie and Lee Miller were thwarted by the woodwork while Jordan Thompson and De Vita both forced saves.

The home side could not add another goal but were worthy winners against a Dumbarton side who have now picked up only two points from their last seven matches.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 5BuchananSubstituted forRobinsonat 49'minutes
  • 26HalkettBooked at 20mins
  • 4Lithgow
  • 23De Vita
  • 8Pittman
  • 31Gallagher
  • 24ThompsonSubstituted forBoydat 74'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forMullinat 79'minutes
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hardie

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 9Todorov
  • 10Boyd
  • 15Mackin
  • 16Knox
  • 17Robinson
  • 20Maley

Dumbarton

  • 1Gallacher
  • 55Barr
  • 4Dowie
  • 15HillSubstituted forFroxyliasat 64'minutes
  • 22DickBooked at 30mins
  • 14Hutton
  • 6Carswell
  • 2Smith
  • 10WalshSubstituted forWilsonat 83'minutes
  • 23RussellSubstituted forGallagherat 73'minutes
  • 24Nisbet

Substitutes

  • 7Gallagher
  • 8Wilson
  • 11Johnston
  • 19Ewings
  • 20Froxylias
  • 21Handling
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
732

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 2, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 2, Dumbarton 0.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Kyle Hutton (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Wilson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Barr (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. David Wilson replaces Tom Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Josh Mullin replaces Nicky Cadden.

Steven Boyd (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dumbarton).

Andy Dowie (Dumbarton) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Nicky Cadden.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Steven Boyd replaces Jordan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Calum Gallagher replaces Iain Russell.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Barr (Dumbarton).

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

Foul by Andy Dowie (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Dimitris Froxylias replaces Dougie Hill.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Ryan Hardie (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Attempt missed. Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Lee Miller (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Lee Miller (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Dumbarton).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Scott Robinson replaces Gregor Buchanan because of an injury.

Delay in match Gregor Buchanan (Livingston) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Livingston 2, Dumbarton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Livingston 2, Dumbarton 0.

Declan Gallagher (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Scott Gallacher.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren23163443241951
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston2110653324936
4Dunfermline2296738261233
5Queen of Sth229673731633
6Morton218763021931
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk225892335-1223
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2204181751-344
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