Away win keeps Livingston in fifth
Slow start but it all came good
Alistair Knox Livingston kept hold of sole possession of fifth place in the East League Division One table thanks to a fine victory away at Portobello.
The Almond Park side entered the day level with their opponents on 29 points, as well as near neighbours Linlithgow Reds, but a fine display saw them pick up their seventh win of the season.
After a scrappy first quarter, the game burst into life as Marius Tomasaitis used all of his brute force to bundle his way over the try line although the conversion was missed.
Just when things appeared to being going Livi’s way Portobello created a try out of nothing through Chris BriteeSteer although he would miss the extra two points as the teams went into the break tied at 5-5 but the hosts had the advantage as Tamosaitis was shown a yellow card seconds before the whistle.
However, it was Livi who would get the first score of the second half as Ryan Craig Douglas broke clear before passing to Glen Mushet for the easy try.
The scores were level at 12-12 shortly after, though, as Porty managed a breakout try of their own. Still playing against 14 men, the game appeared to be there’s for the taking.
Livingston had other ideas, though, and would see out a spell of pressure before taking the lead for the third time in the contest as John Bruton darted down the blind-side before he was able to off-load to Jason Watt for a try under the posts.
Shortly after getting themselves in front once again, they would wrap the game up as Ben Shearer intercepted a pass with the hosts looking to draw level and ran the length of the pitch for the try.
Livi are at home this weekend as they take on RHC Cougars. Kick-off is 2pm.
East League Div 1
Delight Livingston got the better of Portobello