Livingston 2 - 3 Dundee

Saturday 3rd March 2012
M McNulty (39)
[OG] N McGregor (46)
J McCluskey (26, 88)
C Finnigan (56)

McCluskey thwarts Livi

Dundee kept alive their hopes of promotion after Jamie McCluskey struck an 88th-minute winner to hand them a 3-2 win at Livingston.

Midfielder McCluskey opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he let fly from 12 yards and the ball nestled into the bottom corner.

Striker Marc McNulty levelled six minutes before half-time with a neat finish from inside the box.

Livingston took the lead two minutes after the restart when Dundee defender Neil McGregor diverted the ball into his own net after Robert Douglas had parried Stefan Scougall's volley.

Carl Finnigan equalised for Dundee after 56 minutes when he tapped in from close range.

But McCluskey sealed all three points for the visitors two minutes from time when he turned in Finnigan's header from close range.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance2,052
VenueAlmondvale Stadium
Kick Off
Livingston 0 - 0 Dundee
2:58
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot
3:10
Save made by Rab Douglas
3:19
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
4:27
Cross from Keaghan Jacobs
4:29
Clearance by Neil McGregor
6:11
Foul on Carl Finnigan
6:16
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
6:40
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
6:50
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the right byline
7:33
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
8:41
Foul on James McCluskey
8:45
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine from the right wing
10:29
Foul on Dean Cummings
10:35
Free Kick taken by Dean Cummings from the right wing
10:43
Cross from Dean Cummings
10:48
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
11:33
Cross from James McCluskey
11:36
Clearance by Craig Barr
11:42
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell using his left foot
11:56
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
12:19
Foul on Ryan Conroy
12:25
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
12:50
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
13:17
Shot taken by Dean Cummings with his right foot from the right penalty area
13:30
Save made by Rab Douglas
15:52
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
16:16
Clearance by Ryan Conroy
16:50
Foul on Carl Finnigan
16:54
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood from the left wing
18:39
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
20:17
Shot taken by Kevin McBride with his right foot
20:33
Block taken by Paul Watson
24:57
Foul on Rhys Weston
25:01
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
25:22
Shot taken by James McCluskey using his left foot from the left penalty area
25:22
Livingston 0 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by James McCluskey using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
26:24
Foul on Craig Barr
26:29
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
26:58
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
27:29
Shot taken by Rhys Weston from the left six yard line
28:01
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
29:43
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
30:28
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
30:50
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
30:51
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
32:32
Substitution for Dundee: Graham Bayne on for Steven Milne
33:22
Foul on Graham Bayne
33:27
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
34:53
Hand Ball taken by Carl Finnigan
34:55
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
35:25
Foul on Graham Bayne
35:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
35:51
Foul on Ross Docherty
36:00
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
37:46
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
38:11
Save made by Andrew McNeil
38:40
Shot taken by Marc McNulty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:40
Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Marc McNulty with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
42:12
Cross from Ryan Conroy
42:26
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
42:48
Save made by Andrew McNeil
44:15
Cross from James McCluskey
44:17
Clearance by Craig Barr
45:00+0:33
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+0:55
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall with his right foot from the left penalty area
45:00+1:10
Save made by Rab Douglas
Half Time
Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee
Second Half Started
Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee
46:01
Livingston 2 - 1 Dundee
OWN GOAL scored by Neil McGregor with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
49:06
Foul on Gary Irvine
49:10
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
49:12
BOOKING: Keaghan Jacobs of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:43
Cross from Ryan Conroy
50:31
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
51:18
Foul on Robert Barr
51:24
Free Kick taken by Stefan Scougall
51:40
Cross from Stefan Scougall
51:45
Save made by Rab Douglas
52:42
Foul on Graham Bayne
52:51
Free Kick taken by Kevin McBride
54:27
Foul on Robert Barr
54:30
Free Kick taken by Ross Docherty from the left wing
54:32
BOOKING: Gary Irvine of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:38
Cross from Matthew Lockwood
55:41
Clearance by Craig Barr
55:51
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan using his left foot from the left penalty area
55:51
Livingston 2 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Carl Finnigan using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
57:06
Foul on Craig Barr
57:11
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox from the right wing
57:49
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
57:50
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
59:32
Corner taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
59:51
BOOKING: Kevin McBride of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:24
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
62:32
Foul on Dean Cummings
62:36
Free Kick taken by Stefan Scougall from the right wing
62:59
Cross from Stefan Scougall
63:27
Shot taken by Marc McNulty using his left foot from the left penalty area
63:44
Save made by Rab Douglas
63:56
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
64:35
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:47
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
65:17
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
66:15
Foul on Stephen O'Donnell
66:16
Substitution for Dundee: Craig McKeown on for Rhys Weston
66:18
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
67:03
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
67:05
Save made by Andrew McNeil
68:00
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
68:59
Offside flag raised against Graham Bayne
69:02
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
69:51
Substitution for Livingston: Iain Russell on for Liam Fox
69:56
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
71:36
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
72:04
Cross from Keaghan Jacobs
72:52
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan using his left foot from the left penalty area
73:08
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
73:55
Corner taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
76:51
Foul on Neil McGregor
76:56
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
77:39
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
78:15
Cross from Carl Finnigan
79:30
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
80:38
Shot taken by Carl Finnigan with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:47
Save made by Andrew McNeil
80:54
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
81:55
Clearance by Keaghan Jacobs
83:30
Shot taken by Graham Bayne with his right foot
83:39
Block taken by Craig Barr
85:45
Foul on Robert Barr
85:50
Free Kick taken by Stefan Scougall from the right wing
86:13
Cross from Stefan Scougall
86:17
Save made by Rab Douglas
86:32
Foul on Carl Finnigan
86:35
Free Kick taken by Gary Irvine from the right wing
87:22
Cross from Gary Irvine
87:34
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
87:59
Shot taken by James McCluskey with his right foot from the right six yard line
87:59
Livingston 2 - 3 Dundee
GOAL scored by James McCluskey with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
88:57
BOOKING: Craig Barr of Livingston given yellow card for dissent
89:23
Substitution for Livingston: Callum Fordyce on for Dean Cummings
89:43
Foul on Marc McNulty
89:51
Free Kick taken by Stefan Scougall
90:00+0:16
BOOKING: Neil McGregor of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:44
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot
90:00+0:55
Block taken by Graham Bayne
90:00+1:05
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
90:00+2:01
Foul on Iain Russell
90:00+2:07
Free Kick taken by Stefan Scougall
90:00+2:09
BOOKING: Craig McKeown of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:34
Shot taken by Craig Barr using his left foot
90:00+2:47
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
Full Time
Livingston 2 - 3 Dundee

Livingston

vs

Dundee

2
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
7
Shots
11
6
On Target
7
1
Off Target
4
6
Crosses
9
7
Corners
6
24
Throw Ins
34
4
Saves
6
5
Clearances
2
10
Goal Kicks
7
2
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
4

Livingston

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Ross Docherty
03.Paul Watson
04.Craig Barr (89+0: Dissent)
05.Dean Cummings 90+0' Tactical
06.Kyle Jacobs
07.Liam Fox 70+0' Tactical
08.Stefan Scougall
09.Robert Barr
10.Marc McNulty
11.Keaghan Jacobs (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Darren Jamieson
13.Callum Fordyce 90+0' Tactical
14.Jack Downie
15.Rory Boulding
16.Iain Russell 70+0' Tactical

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Neil McGregor (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Rhys Weston 67+0' Injury
05.Matthew Lockwood
06.James McCluskey
07.Kevin McBride (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Stephen O'Donnell
09.Ryan Conroy
10.Carl Finnigan
11.Steven Milne 33+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Kyle Benedictus
14.Craig McKeown (90+3: Unsporting behaviour) 67+0' Injury
15.Ross Chisholm
16.Graham Bayne 33+0' Injury

Hughes boosted by Scougall return

Livingston welcome back midfield dynamo Stefan Scougall against Dundee with recently-appointed manager John Hughes looking for a positive reaction from his players following last weekend's 3-1 defeat to Ayr.

Defenders Jonathan Brown and David Sinclair remain out injured and striker Kenny Deuchar has moved on loan to Stenhousemuir.

Hughes said: "In the opening stages at Ayr you saw the good side of Livingston, unfortunately we saw the disappointing side after that.

"We have talked about it and I am looking forward to seeing the improvements I asked for against a Dundee side I rate highly.

"They have a lot of experienced players and I am delighted to be facing them in my second home game and hoping we get a win like we did in the first."

Dundee could be pick the same side as they look to end a run of five consecutive draws.

Midfielder Kevin McBride will be involved as a trialist for the second time, however winger Nicky Riley continues to be out with a back problem and manager Barry Smith is being guarded about another injury at Dens Park.

Smith said: "I have a player who is likely to miss out but I do not want to give anything away.

Livingston will be massively fired up for this game by John Hughes and John Collins after losing last week."

"We lost 4-2 the last time at Livingston and want to do much better this time."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 24 20 49
2 Falkirk 26 10 43
3 Dundee 26 11 41
4 Up Partick Thistle 25 7 34
5 Down Hamilton Accies 26 -2 33
6 Down Livingston 25 -2 32
7 Morton 25 -11 31
8 Raith Rovers 26 -5 28
9 Ayr United 25 -16 27
10 Queen of South 26 -12 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:01

 

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