Kelly is top pupil af­ter won­der save

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is the men­tal­ity with all the de­fend­ers we have at the club.

“It is pleas­ing to work with boys who have that de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“They hate los­ing goals, it narks them. We are for­tu­nate to have boys that will put their body on the line, in both boxes.”

Holt said his No.1 was more like R Kelly ear­lier this week due to his singing skills – and there was rea­son to be­lieve he can fly when he made a won­der­ful sprawl­ing save to deny an early Cur­tis Main header.

At the other end, Mark Gille­spie made a sim­i­larly su­perb block.

Charged with fill­ing the gloves of Trevor Car­son, who has been ruled out for the re­main­der of the sea­son with deep vein throm­bo­sis, he plunged to deny Law­less af­ter a long throw had found the winger un­marked.

How­ever, Law­less would not be de­nied as the Steel­men failed to heed the ini­tial warn­ing.

An­other bul­let throw-in by Alan Lith­gow was f licked on by De­clan Gal­lagher and the for­mer Partick This­tle winger lashed a low drive past the help­less Gille­spie.

Teenage marks­man Jack Hamil­ton, mak­ing his first start since scor­ing in a 2- 0 tri­umph over St Mir­ren in Holt’s maiden game in charge, then hooked an ef­fort waste­fully over the bar from

Mother­well did cre­ate a ter­rific op­por­tu­nity to equal ise when a de­liv­ery from Ro­driguez-Gor­rin found Maguire at the far- post but Kelly some­how clawed the goal-bound ef­fort to safety from un­der his bar.

And Livi went on to put the game to bed at the other end when Scott Robin­son de­liv­ered an in- swing­ing cor­ner-kick, al­low­ing Halkett to rise high­est and glance a su­perb header into the cor­ner of the net.

Holt added: “We have weapons we can use – like Alan Lith­gow’s long throw – so let’s use them.

“On set plays we have peo­ple pre­pared to go in there and get hurt, so let’s not get away from that and do short-cor­ners or in­tri­cate stuff.

“Just get the ball in the box and in this game we got two re­ally good goals from it.”

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