When the Cowdenbeath and Partick Thistle match at Central Park was postponed, the game between Dumbarton and Livingston became the First Division’s ‘Only Show in Town’ with the West Lothian men making the most of being in the spotlight to win 4-3.
Despite their success Livingston’s head coach Gareth Evans had a mixed response as he explained: “When we lost at Morton a couple of weeks ago I was pleased with our performance. We have now beaten Dunfermline and Dumbarton without playing that well.”
“I will accept the results but I am looking for better when we meet them again next Saturday.”
Iain Russell opened the scoring two minutes from half-time when Livingston’s passing game finally clicked into gear to give him an opening and it was two just after the break when Stefan Scougall ended another fine passing move.
Dumbarton showed resilience as Mark Gilhaney netted from 20 yards but Livingston resumed control and Russell headed in his second before Jordan Morton’s late goal made it 4-1.
As the game entered injury time, Alan Lithgow bundled the ball in and Bryan Prunty fired home with Sons’ boss Ian Murray saying: “We were the better side in the first half and to be 4-1 down was unfair. Credit to the players as they could have switched off but they know goal difference could be crucial.”