Things going well on and off park
So this weekend saw the Lions welcome an in-form Inverness Caley Thistle side to Almondvale, managed by ex-Livi player and gaffer John Robertson.
The visitors went into the game having picked up in recent weeks after a poor start to the season, keeping five clean sheets on the bounce, and it was clear they would be a difficult side to break down.
The first half was a fairly even affair but the second period proved to be an incredibly gritty defensive performance by Livi, aided by an outstanding save by Neil Alexander in the closing stages to earn a very creditable point.
The second half performance speaks volumes of the attitude that Hoppy has installed in the players as it was a game that in the past we would have lost late on.
However, this group of players are made of sterner stuff than previous Livingston sides and no team in this division will take points away from us with ease.
Due to international call-ups, the Lions have a free weekend before welcoming Junior outfit Glenafton Athletic to Almondvale for what could prove to be a banana skin of a Scottish Cup tie. However, I believe we have the quality in this squad to see us safely into the next round.
In off-field matters, the club are beginning to get recognition for a new initiative of an online version of the match day programme “Roar”.
It has proved to be very successful with 2200 downloads for our last home game against Brechin. Credit to the club for fresh thinking and again showing the club is going in the right direction.
Hard-earned point Neil Alexander was the star of the show for Livi