Dunfermline 0 - 1 Livingston

Saturday 26th January 2013
T Andreu (21)

Andreu seals points for Lions

Anthony Andreu's first-half strike ensured Livingston returned to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 victory over third-placed Dunfermline.

Andreu saw his 18-yard shot tipped round the post by Paul Gallacher in the 11th minute, but he went one better nine minutes later.

The midfielder scored the winner for the Lions, who lost to leaders Morton last time out, when he was on hand to convert Marc McNulty's cross from close range.

Dunfermline had a chance to level late on, but substitute Ryan Thomson missed the target from 18 yards and Shaun Byrne saw an effort blocked by defender Jesus Garcia Tena.

John Potter fluffed his lines and failed to test Andrew McNeil as Livingston held on for a vital three points.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance2,461
VenueEast End Park
Kick Off
Dunfermline 0 - 0 Livingston
3:18
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot
3:37
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
4:06
Foul on Stefan Scougall
4:14
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
4:19
Cross from Liam Fox
4:50
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
5:00
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the right wing
5:38
Block taken by Kyle Jacobs
5:51
Clearance by Burton O'Brien
7:00
Offside flag raised against Tony Andreu
7:03
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
9:32
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot
9:47
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
10:12
Foul on Iain Russell
10:18
Free Kick taken by Burton O'Brien
10:33
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right byline
10:55
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
11:16
Shot taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right penalty area
11:27
Save made by Paul Gallacher
11:31
Corner taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the right byline
11:43
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
14:16
Foul on Shaun Byrne
14:20
BOOKING: Jesus Garcia Tena of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:40
Free Kick taken by Stephen Jordan
15:33
Shot taken by Stephen Jordan with his right foot
15:46
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
17:58
Foul on Iain Russell
18:07
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
20:51
Shot taken by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:51
Dunfermline 0 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Tony Andreu with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
22:15
Substitution for Dunfermline: Ryan Thomson on for Andrew Geggan
23:20
Foul on Marc McNulty
23:28
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
23:31
BOOKING: John Potter of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:37
Foul on Jordan McMillan
26:43
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle
27:00
BOOKING: Iain Russell of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
28:58
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
29:17
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
29:27
Save made by Andy McNeil
31:03
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
33:18
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
33:41
Clearance by Iain Russell
33:48
Foul on Jordan McMillan
33:54
Free Kick taken by Andrew Dowie
34:03
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
38:26
Shot taken by Marc McNulty with his right foot
38:41
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
42:24
Foul on Joseph Cardle
42:32
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle from the right wing
Half Time
Dunfermline 0 - 1 Livingston
Second Half Started
Dunfermline 0 - 1 Livingston
47:34
Foul on Ryan Wallace
47:41
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
48:58
Foul on Tony Andreu
49:07
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
51:41
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
51:57
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
52:35
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot from the left penalty area
54:20
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:57
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
54:59
Free Kick taken by Andy McNeil
58:48
Substitution for Dunfermline: Craig Dargo on for Ryan Wallace
61:05
Shot taken by Jordan McMillan with his right foot from the right penalty area
61:22
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
63:23
Foul on Jordan McMillan
63:30
Free Kick taken by Shaun Byrne
63:38
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
64:08
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
65:19
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
65:27
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan
65:39
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
66:32
Substitution for Livingston: Jordan Morton on for Tony Andreu
67:21
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the right wing
67:31
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
67:41
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
67:56
Save made by Andy McNeil
68:02
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
69:15
Foul on Jordan McMillan
69:19
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan from the right wing
71:27
Foul on Jesus Garcia Tena
71:34
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
72:11
Foul on Jordan Morton
72:19
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
72:44
Cross from Liam Fox
72:50
Clearance by Andrew Dowie
73:18
Substitution for Livingston: Daniel Mullen on for Iain Russell
74:28
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot
74:48
Corner taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the left byline
75:17
Block taken by Kyle Jacobs
75:29
Save made by Andy McNeil
75:33
Offside flag raised against Jordan Morton
75:35
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
76:47
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
77:56
Shot taken by Ryan Thomson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:19
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
79:17
Shot taken by Shaun Byrne using his left foot from the left penalty area
79:37
Block taken by Jesus Garcia Tena
80:11
Foul on Joseph Cardle
80:15
BOOKING: Kyle Jacobs of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:27
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle
81:00
Cross from Joseph Cardle
81:29
Offside flag raised against Ryan Thomson
81:38
Clearance by Jesus Garcia Tena
83:03
Foul on Kyle Jacobs
83:07
Free Kick taken by Andy McNeil
84:52
Foul on Burton O'Brien
84:57
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
86:48
Corner taken by Stefan Scougall with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
88:48
Substitution for Livingston: Callum Booth on for Kyle Jacobs
89:40
Corner taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the right byline
89:57
Clearance by Jesus Garcia Tena
90:00+0:01
Shot taken by John Potter with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:16
Goal Kick taken by Andy McNeil
90:00+0:49
Foul on Shaun Byrne
90:00+1:00
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
Full Time
Dunfermline 0 - 1 Livingston

Dunfermline

vs

Livingston

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
13
Shots
4
4
On Target
3
9
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
2
6
Corners
3
38
Throw Ins
23
1
Saves
3
2
Clearances
5
5
Goal Kicks
11
0
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
10
2
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
3

Dunfermline

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul Gallacher
02.Jordan McMillan
03.Stephen Jordan
04.Andrew Dowie
05.John Potter (24+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Andrew Geggan 23+0' Injury
07.Joseph Cardle
08.Shaun Byrne
09.Ryan Wallace 59+0' Tactical
11.Joshua Falkingham
10.Andrew Kirk

Substitutes

20.Michal Hrivnak
14.Alex Whittle
15.Ryan Thomson 23+0' Injury
16.Christopher Kane
12.Craig Dargo 59+0' Tactical

Livingston

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Andy McNeil
03.Kevin McCann
04.Jesus Garcia Tena (15+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Craig Barr
02.Kyle Jacobs (81+0: Unsporting behaviour) 89+0' Tactical
06.Burton O'Brien
07.Tony Andreu 67+0' Tactical
08.Liam Fox
09.Marc McNulty
10.Stefan Scougall
11.Iain Russell (27+0: Unsporting behaviour) 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Darren Jamieson
14.Callum Booth 89+0' Tactical
16.Callum Fordyce
12.Jordan Morton 67+0' Tactical
15.Daniel Mullen 74+0' Tactical

Geggan missing for Pars

Dunfermline have ruled out Andy Geggan for their home clash with Livingston due to an ankle injury.

The Pars are also sweating over the fitness of Callum Morris, who has a groin problem, and Andrew Barrowman (hamstring).

Manager Jim Jefferies can call on Josh Falkingham again after suspension, Shaun Byrne has returned from youth-team duty in Cyprus and Ryan Wallace has been declared fit.

Assistant manager Gerry McCabe said: "I watched Livingston last week at Morton and when they get the ball and attack you they are a very dangerous side.

"We won comfortably 4-0 against them the last time they were here, but they beat us at their place recently so we cannot take anything for granted."

Livingston will include teenage defender Coll Donaldson in their squad.

The 17-year-old, who spent last week training with Manchester United, could play some part, but Keaghan Jacobs, Jason Talbot and Paul Watson are all sidelined due to knee injuries and Ross Docherty has a groin problem.

Head coach Gareth Evans said: "This is another tough test on the road just a week after facing Morton.

"We played well for long periods in that game and will need to try and do that for the entire 90 minutes against a strong Dunfermline side.

"They have good players and beat us 4-0 in our last meeting at their place, but we beat them at our's recently so we have nothing to fear."

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Saves

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Morton 22 16 45
2 Partick Thistle 20 24 40
3 Dunfermline 21 15 36
4 Livingston 19 3 30
5 Up Falkirk 21 -1 27
6 Down Raith Rovers 21 -1 25
7 Hamilton Accies 19 -3 23
8 Up Dumbarton 19 -21 20
9 Down Cowdenbeath 20 -8 17
10 Down Airdrieonians 22 -24 17

Updated 26/01/2013 at 17:04