Things go­ing well on and off park

West Lothian Courier - - Sports -

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

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