Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Livingston 3-1 Raith Rovers: Steven Lawless & Lyndon Dykes earn Scottish Cup win

Three late goals spared top-flight Livingston a shock Scottish Cup exit at the hands of League One leaders Raith Rovers.

Steven Lawless netted twice - one from the spot with 13 minutes left and another in stoppage time - with Lyndon Dykes also netting in between times.

Veteran John Baird had given Raith the lead midway through the first half, crashing in a close-range overhead kick after Kyle Benedictus' header was cleared, but a shock was averted by Livingston's late double.

It means that the Scottish Premiership side will be in Sunday's draw for the last 16.

Livingston were by far the dominant side in the first half, Dykes with the best chance for the top-flight club as he met a Steve Lawson cross with a shot that just hit the post.

However, it was Baird who opened the scoring 22 minutes into the first half with a spectacular effort after a corner was whipped into the box.

Livingston's sustained pressure continued into the second half. Lawless brought them level with a penalty that sent Ross Munro the wrong way.

Less than two minutes later Dykes put a terrific shot into the back of the net, with Lawless making it three with penalty at the death.

Livingston manager Gary Holt: "Overall, even in the first half on the balance of play, the result was merited. We conceded one shot and it was a goal.

"Credit to the players, we were bold with substitutions and eventually we got the goals and I think the result is merited. We deserved the win."

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn: "It's coming over his shoulder, is that a deliberate handball? Is a penalty a deliberate handball or is it just any handball?

"He [referee Alan Newlands] waited and was pressurised by the Livingston players. And it turned the game, it changed the whole game."

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 31Schofield
  • 33LawsonBooked at 73mins
  • 5LamieSubstituted forRobinsonat 73'minutes
  • 27Guthrie
  • 3Brown
  • 6BartleyBooked at 82mins
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forErskineat 64'minutes
  • 11Lawless
  • 8Pittman
  • 20SoudaSubstituted forMcMillanat 80'minutes
  • 9Dykes

Substitutes

  • 1Stewart
  • 7Jacobs
  • 16Crawford
  • 17Robinson
  • 19Erskine
  • 21McMillan
  • 22Tiffoney

Raith Rovers

  • 17Munro
  • 16McKay
  • 4Davidson
  • 6Benedictus
  • 2Miller
  • 12Matthews
  • 8Hendry
  • 3MacDonald
  • 21TaitBooked at 68minsSubstituted forVitoriaat 88'minutes
  • 7DingwallSubstituted forBowieat 79'minutes
  • 29BairdSubstituted forAndersonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Thomson
  • 5Mendy
  • 11Anderson
  • 14Vitoria
  • 18Watson
  • 19Smith
  • 22Bowie
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,725

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home8
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 3, Raith Rovers 1. Steven Lawless (Livingston) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Livingston. Lyndon Dykes draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Michael Miller (Raith Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Joao Pereira Vitoria replaces Dylan Tait.

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

Foul by Dylan Tait (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

Booking

Marvin Bartley (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Livingston).

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jack McMillan replaces Aymen Souda.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Kieron Bowie replaces Tony Dingwall.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 2, Raith Rovers 1. Lyndon Dykes (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 1, Raith Rovers 1. Steven Lawless (Livingston) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces John Baird.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Scott Robinson replaces Ricki Lamie.

Booking

Steve Tevi Lawson (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Tevi Lawson (Livingston).

Tony Dingwall (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Livingston).

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciaron Brown (Livingston).

Tony Dingwall (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dylan Tait (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Livingston).

Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Chris Erskine replaces Craig Sibbald.

Foul by Steven Lawless (Livingston).

Tony Dingwall (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steve Tevi Lawson (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Livingston 0, Raith Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Livingston 0, Raith Rovers 1.

Foul by Aymen Souda (Livingston).

Tony Dingwall (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Michael Miller.

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