Livi left with bitter a taste
Livingston were unable to make it four wins on the bounce as they fell to a narrow 24-16 defeat in a tough clash away at Forrester.
The visitors started brightly and a terrific defensive performance saw them take a 9-0 lead into the break.
The hosts got themselves on the board thanks to a penalty but Livi promptly went up the other end and got the game’s first try.
Having been awarded a penalty, the visitors elected for the scrum and their superior strength was too much for the hosts to deal with as Livi simply bulldozed their way over the line, with Connor Clark being the one to score.
The conversion made it 16-3 to the away side before the wheels came off thanks to a pair of yellow cards for Kerr Anderson and Graham Steel.
The hosts stated all of their front row were injured and they had no suitable replacements, meaning that uncontested scrums were now the order of the day. However, this appeared to be gamesmanship on their part in order to nullify Livi’s dominance in that department.
It worked a treat as Forrester went on to score 21 unanswered points during the remainder of the match to seal a come-from-behind victory.
That the final try was converted was a particularly bitter pill to swallow for Livi as they were denied even a losing bonus point for their efforts.
After bouncing back in style from their opening day loss, Livingston now fall to fourth in the East League Division One table.
They have a bye this weekend with their next clash being at home to Broughton on October 7.
Valiant effort Kerr Anderson in action for Livi