Fire alarm drama before kick-off
Callum Carson Livingston ended their winless run at four games with a dominant display against an out of sorts Motherwell side.
A fine Steven Lawless goal midway through the first half put the Lions in the drivers’ seat before Craig Halkett’s flicked header in the closing stages gave the score a more accurate reflection of the contest.
There was drama before the game got underway as the Tony Macaroni Arena had to be evacuated 90 minutes prior to kick-off due to a fire alarm going off - thankfully the game got underway on time, but the alarm bells will certainly still be ringing for the visitors as they failed to get out of first gear.
There was a place in the starting line-up for defender Alan Lithgow, despite missing a week’s training through illness, while Scott Robinson was demoted to the bench for the same reason as the Lions fielded a depleted side.
They handed a start up front to youngster Jack Hamilton and he caused problems for the Motherwell back line as the hosts had the better of the play in the first half and could have felt slightly disappointed that they only had one goal to their name at the break.
They should have taken the lead on 14 minutes when a trade mark Lithgow throwin made its way to Lawless, but ‘Well goalie Mark Gillespie produced an instinctive stop.
The former Partick man would not be denied on 22 minutes, though, as he swept the ball home from 12 yards after another Lithgow throw-in was flicked into his path.
Both Hamilton and Lawless would go close with chances before the interval, while
Eyes on the prize Nicky Cadden and Motherwell’s Richard Tait