Robbo blasts de­fence

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Mother­well boss Stephen Robin­son was dis­ap­pointed to con­cede two set-piece goals in a 2-0 de­feat at Liv­ingston, hav­ing worked all week on de­fend­ing them.

The Steel­men were brought back down to earth with a bump fol­low­ing their win over Aberdeen, as goals from Steven Law­less and Craig Halkett saw Livi keep the three points.

Robin­son said:“what’s dis­ap­point­ing is that we worked on it all week.

“They throw long balls into the box, they do it very well. We told cer­tain peo­ple to mark a cer­tain way, they didn’t and run­ners go off from a mid­fielder, again.

“We got beat by that and a cor­ner into the box that we made them very aware of. We sim­ply got what we de­served. We didn’t do the sim­ple things well, Livi did that bet­ter than us.

“We didn’t pick up sec­ond balls, we didn’t land on the ball, and when we did we passed it out of play.”

Cur­tis Main forced a good save from Liam Kelly but was then flagged off­side.

How­ever,livi were only de­nied the opener in 13 min­utes by a stun­ning save from Mark Gille­spie to smother a Law­less shot.

Nine min­utes later a long throw-in wasn’t cleared and Law­less fired it into the bot­tom left cor­ner.

Livi sealed the points in 83 min­utes when a cor­ner from the left was headed in by Halkett.

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