Kelly is top pupil after wonder save
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.”