Liv­ing­stone have eyes on ti­tle af­ter Mullen’s dou­ble helps beat Air­drie

The Herald - Herald Sport - - FOOTBALL -

LIV­INGSTON are not count­ing their chick­ens but the ti­tle is now within touch­ing dis­tance.

Af­ter the 4-2 home win over Air­drieo­ni­ans, only Celtic have a more com­mand­ing lead in any of the ma­jor leagues in Bri­tish foot­ball.

There were times when Air­drie threat­ened to take some­thing but Liv­ingston al­ways seemed to find that ex­tra gear and are now 11 points clear with six games left.

Danny Mullen, who hit a dou­ble, be­lieves Air­drie played into Liv­ingston’s hands.

“It was a good per­for­mance from start to fin­ish,” he stressed. “Air­drie came out to play us as they do, and it suits us. They get the ball down and play but that’s another four goals against them, so it was a good day.

“Ev­ery game that I get to start or get min­utes un­der my belt is good for my ca­reer.

“Things will come my way and, if I am not happy about it, I will have a moan now and again but it is all about ma­tur­ing and get­ting on with things.

“We are just look­ing to the next game, against Brechin. Hope­fully, we can take a big­ger lead to the goal we re­ally want at the end of the sea­son.”

Al­loa Ath­letic lost ground when they were held 2-2 at home by Queen’s Park who equalised in in­jury-time through Ewan MacPher­son. Player man­ager Jim Good­win con­ceded the ti­tle now looks to be gone, his only hope is Liv­ingston “im­plode and we win ev­ery game”.

Iain Flannigan and Scott Tag­gart were both on the score­sheet for Al­loa with David Galt scor­ing Queen’s Park’s first goal.

A late goal from Andy Jack­son gave Brechin a 2-1 win over East Fife and moved them up to third. Liam Watt had given Brechin the lead only for Chris Dug­gan to equalise from the penalty spot.

Ross Ste­wart scored twice as Al­bion Rovers won 3-0 at bot­tom club Sten­house­muir, their first win since Jan­uary 7. Scott McBride also net­ted.

Jamie Red­man scored in in­jury time af­ter a dis­puted cor­ner as Peter­head sal­vaged a 2-2 draw at home to Stran­raer and man­ager Jim McI­nally ad­mit­ted: “We got a break at the end.”

Rory McAl­lis­ter put Peter­head in front but Stran­raer hit back through Craig Mal­colm and Scott Robert­son.

Pic­ture: Tommy Hughes

TUS­SLE: Glas­gow City’s Abbi Grant is bun­dled off the ball in her side’s 2-0 vic­tory over Stir­ling Uni.

ON THE DOU­BLE: Danny Mullen scored twice as Liv­ingston edged closer to the ti­tle

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