Livingston 2 - 1 Dunfermline

Saturday 8th December 2012
J Garcia Tena (65)
D Mullen (90)
A Barrowman (pen 90+4)

Ten-man Dunfermline slip up

Dunfermline missed the chance to go top of the Scottish First Division after they were beaten 2-1 at Livingston.

The visitors played 71 minutes with 10 men after Callum Morris was shown a straight red card for a foul on Stefan Scougall.

Marc McNulty hit the crossbar for Livingston in the 33rd minute before Burton O'Brien's header was saved by Michal Hrivnak.

Livingston took the lead in the 65th minute as Jesus Garcia Tena let fly from 30 yards and his shot nestled in the bottom left-hand corner of Hrivnak's goal.

Daniel Mullen appeared to make the game safe in the 90th minute with a placed shot across Hrivnak into the far corner of the net.

Deep into stoppage-time Craig Barr was dismissed after giving away a penalty for a foul on Ryan Wallace and Andrew Barrowman found the top corner from the spot, but it was too late for Dunfermline.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance1,495
VenueAlmondvale Stadium
Kick Off
Livingston 0 - 0 Dunfermline
1:59
Foul on Jordan McMillan
2:05
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan from the right wing
6:20
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
7:51
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
7:58
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle from the right wing
11:57
Foul on Jordan McMillan
12:05
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan
12:44
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
16:23
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
17:27
Foul on Marc McNulty
17:34
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
18:02
Foul on Callum Morris
18:10
Free Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
18:36
Foul on Stefan Scougall
18:49
DISMISSAL: Callum Morris of Dunfermline sent off for professional foul
19:23
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
21:00
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
21:11
Clearance by Andrew Dowie
21:15
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
21:47
Substitution for Dunfermline: Ryan Thomson on for Joseph Cardle
22:08
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
22:41
Foul on Stephen Jordan
22:52
Free Kick taken by Stephen Jordan from the left wing
26:02
Foul on Craig Dargo
26:13
BOOKING: Craig Barr of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:25
Free Kick taken by Stephen Jordan from the left wing
28:22
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
29:05
Save made by Michal Hrivnak
29:27
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
30:51
Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using his left foot from the left penalty area
31:09
Save made by Andy McNeil
31:14
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
32:17
Foul on Tony Andreu
32:21
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
32:53
Shot taken by Marc McNulty using his left foot from the centre penalty area
33:15
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
33:53
Foul on Craig Dargo
34:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen Husband
34:30
Shot taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot
34:47
Save made by Andy McNeil
34:53
Corner taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
35:32
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
36:42
Shot taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:57
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
37:43
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot
37:53
Save made by Michal Hrivnak
38:57
Shot taken by Marc McNulty using his left foot from the left penalty area
39:10
Save made by Michal Hrivnak
39:14
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
41:34
Foul on Stephen Jordan
41:42
Free Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
42:32
Goal Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
43:09
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
44:05
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
44:11
Free Kick taken by Stephen Jordan
45:00+0:11
Offside flag raised against Andrew Barrowman
45:00+0:11
Free Kick taken by Andy McNeil
Half Time
Livingston 0 - 0 Dunfermline
Second Half Started
Livingston 0 - 0 Dunfermline
46:09
Shot taken by Kevin McCann with his right foot
46:23
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
46:57
Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman with his right foot
47:11
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
49:40
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot from the right penalty area
49:58
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
52:12
Foul on Burton O'Brien
52:27
BOOKING: Andrew Barrowman of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
52:35
Free Kick taken by Jesus Garcia Tena
53:46
Foul on Craig Dargo
53:52
Free Kick taken by Stephen Husband
55:30
BOOKING: Craig Dargo of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:19
Corner taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
57:42
Clearance by Liam Fox
58:09
BOOKING: Jordan McMillan of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:15
Foul on Tony Andreu
58:22
Free Kick taken by Burton O'Brien
59:19
Substitution for Livingston: Jordan Morton on for Liam Fox
61:56
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall with his right foot from the centre penalty area
62:20
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
62:50
Shot taken by Craig Dargo with his right foot from the centre penalty area
63:07
Block taken by Andy McNeil
64:22
Shot taken by Jesus Garcia Tena using his left foot
64:22
Livingston 1 - 0 Dunfermline
GOAL scored by Jesus Garcia Tena using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
67:34
Foul on Craig Dargo
67:38
Free Kick taken by Stephen Husband
67:39
BOOKING: Jesus Garcia Tena of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:21
Substitution for Dunfermline: Ryan Wallace on for Craig Dargo
69:15
Shot taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot
69:31
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
70:26
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs using his left foot
70:46
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
71:12
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
71:43
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
72:14
Clearance by Jordan McMillan
72:46
Foul on Ryan Thomson
72:54
Free Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
74:08
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
74:13
Free Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
75:00
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
75:08
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan from the left wing
75:10
BOOKING: Kyle Jacobs of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:23
Substitution for Livingston: Callum Booth on for Kyle Jacobs
75:57
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
76:08
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
77:48
Corner taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
78:12
Clearance by Jesus Garcia Tena
78:50
Foul on Jordan Morton
78:58
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
80:41
Substitution for Dunfermline: Alex Whittle on for Andrew Dowie
82:57
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs using his left foot from the left penalty area
83:11
Save made by Michal Hrivnak
84:05
Goal Kick taken by Michal Hrivnak
85:08
Foul on Keaghan Jacobs
85:14
BOOKING: Ryan Thomson of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:22
Free Kick taken by Andy McNeil
88:26
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
88:40
Substitution for Livingston: Daniel Mullen on for Stefan Scougall
89:00+1:49
BOOKING: Kevin McCann of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:34
Shot taken by Daniel Mullen with his right foot from the right penalty area
89:34
Livingston 2 - 0 Dunfermline
GOAL scored by Daniel Mullen with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+3:04
Foul on Ryan Wallace
90:00+3:17
DISMISSAL: Craig Barr of Livingston sent off for foul & abusive language
90:00+4:00
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Andrew Barrowman and scored with his right foot to the top right
90:00+4:00
Livingston 2 - 1 Dunfermline
GOAL scored by Andrew Barrowman with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top right of the goal.
Full Time
Livingston 2 - 1 Dunfermline

Livingston

vs

Dunfermline

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
12
Shots
5
7
On Target
3
7
Off Target
3
4
Corners
3
24
Throw Ins
17
2
Saves
4
2
Clearances
2
11
Goal Kicks
9
1
Blocks
0
8
Free Kicks
15
1
Offside
1
0
Penalties
1
4
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
1

Livingston

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Andy McNeil
03.Kevin McCann (89+2: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jesus Garcia Tena (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Craig Barr (27+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+4: Foul & Abusive Language)
02.Kyle Jacobs (76+0: Unsporting behaviour) 76+0' Tactical
06.Burton O'Brien
07.Tony Andreu
08.Liam Fox 60+0' Tactical
09.Marc McNulty
10.Stefan Scougall 89+0' Tactical
11.Keaghan Jacobs

Substitutes

17.Darren Jamieson
12.Callum Booth 76+0' Tactical
15.Callum Fordyce
14.Jordan Morton 60+0' Tactical
16.Daniel Mullen 89+0' Tactical

Dunfermline

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Michal Hrivnak
02.Jordan McMillan (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Stephen Jordan
04.Andrew Dowie 81+0' Tactical
05.Callum Morris (19+0: Professional Foul)
06.Andrew Geggan
07.Joseph Cardle 22+0' Tactical
08.Stephen Husband
11.Joshua Falkingham
09.Andrew Barrowman (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Craig Dargo (56+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Ryan Goodfellow
14.Ryan Wallace 69+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Thomson (86+0: Unsporting behaviour) 22+0' Tactical
16.Alex Whittle 81+0' Tactical
12.Andrew Kirk

Evans sweating on Russell

Livingston's first team coach Gareth Evans is waiting on fitness news of striker Iain Russell, who has been suffering from a calf injury, before finalising his side to face visitors Dunfermline.

Russell missed out on last Saturday's 2-0 Scottish Cup defeat from Dundee, however his condition has improved and he could face the Pars, although Paul Watson and Jason Talbot remain out with long-term injuries.

Evans said: "We have to start this game a lot better than we did against Dundee when we were two goals down in the first 15 minutes.

"Our away trip to Dunfermline was the lowest point of our season when we deservedly lost 4-0 so we are looking at this game as an opportunity to show that we are a much better side."

Dunfermline striker Andrew Barrowman is available to lead the line as the suspension for the red card he picked against Partick Thistle will be served in the next round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Midfielder Josh Falkingham will also feature against the Lions after he overcame the back injury that saw him substituted in the Pars 1-0 success at Firhill.

East End Park assistant boss Gerry McCabe said: "That was a really good win last week over our promotion rivals but we need to get back to winning ways in the league straight away.

"The last time we played Livingston we put on a very powerful display and won well. It would be terrific to play like that again and pick up another 3 points."

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Saves

Yellow Cards

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 13 22 29
2 Dunfermline 14 19 29
3 Morton 14 11 26
4 Up Livingston 14 2 22
5 Down Raith Rovers 14 3 21
6 Falkirk 13 -3 14
7 Cowdenbeath 13 -4 13
8 Hamilton Accies 13 -7 12
9 Airdrieonians 13 -14 12
10 Dumbarton 13 -29 5

Updated 8/12/2012 at 16:58