Fire alarm drama be­fore kick-off

West Lothian Courier - - Sports - Liv­ingston ..................... 2 Moth­er­well ................... 0

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

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