Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-3 Livingston

Alan Lithgow scores for Livingston against Falkirk
Alan Lithgow (second from right) got Livi's opener

Livingston moved to within a point of second-placed Dundee United in the Championship with victory at Falkirk.

Lee Miller and Ryan Hardie were denied by Falkirk goalkeeper Robbie Thomson before Livi's Alan Lithgow tucked in a low shot following a free-kick.

Jordan Thompson crossed for Hardie to head in via the underside of the crossbar and Raffaele De Vita's free-kick found its way in for the third.

Alex Jakubiak struck to pull one back for the Bairns, who are tenth.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 4Muirhead
  • 5Grant
  • 3McGhee
  • 16Tumilty
  • 2KiddSubstituted forMcKeeat 75'minutes
  • 10Sibbald
  • 7TaiwoSubstituted forJakubiakat 62'minutes
  • 42Robson
  • 14Longridge
  • 43NelsonSubstituted forLoyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 18Hazard
  • 20O'Hara
  • 21Blair
  • 22Jakubiak
  • 33Loy
  • 44Watson

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 31Gallagher
  • 4Lithgow
  • 26Halkett
  • 23De Vita
  • 6Byrne
  • 8Pittman
  • 24Thompson
  • 11CaddenBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes
  • 18MillerSubstituted forBoydat 78'minutes
  • 9HardieBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBuchananat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McMillan
  • 3Longridge
  • 5Buchanan
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Boyd
  • 17Robinson
  • 20Maley
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
4,123

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 3.

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

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk).

Steven Boyd (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Foul by Raffaele De Vita (Livingston).

Joe McKee (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Joe McKee (Falkirk) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Livingston).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Gregor Buchanan replaces Ryan Hardie.

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Josh Mullin replaces Nicky Cadden.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Peter Grant (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Steven Boyd replaces Lee Miller.

Attempt missed. Louis Longridge (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Livingston).

Joe McKee (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Halkett (Livingston).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Joe McKee replaces Lewis Kidd.

Attempt missed. Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Livingston 3. Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Sibbald.

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

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Rory Loy replaces Andrew Nelson.

Booking

Ryan Hardie (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Hardie (Livingston).

Jordan McGhee (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Halkett (Livingston).

Andrew Nelson (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Livingston) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left.

Lee Miller (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan McGhee (Falkirk).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren24173445242154
2Dundee Utd2212463026440
3Livingston22116536251139
4Morton2297632221034
5Dunfermline2396839281133
6Queen of Sth239683733433
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk2358102438-1423
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2204181751-344
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