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Ross County remain rock bottom after defeat at Livingston


By Will Clark

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Scottish Premiership

Livingston 3

Ross County 1

Scorers: Livingston Robinson (7) Forrest (83) Hamilton (89) County: Lakin (29)

Charlie Lakin equalised.
Charlie Lakin equalised.

Ross County remain bottom of the Premiership after suffering defeat to Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Scott Robinson gave Livingston the lead after seven minutes before Charlie Lakin levelled for the Staggies before the half hour mark.

But late goals from Alan Forrest and Jack Hamilton gave Livingston all three points.

Ross County remain bottom one point adrift of Hamilton Academical at the bottom of the table.

Livingston broke the deadlock after seven minutes after a clever long ball forward by Nicky Devlin found Scott Robinson who lobbed goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw from the edge of the 18-yard box into the back of the net.

But Ross County levelled in the 29th minute when Harry Paton's shot was blocked but the rebound fell kindly to Charlie Lakin who was allowed a free charge into the box and fired into the bottom left corner of the net.

Ross County could have taken the lead 10 minutes before half time when Jason Naismith's wonderful cross from the right wing found Oli Shaw unchallenged in the six-yard box. But he headed over the bar.

Coll Donaldson kept Ross County level on the stroke of half time when he cleared Jason Holt’s shot off the line.

Ross County went close to taking the lead on the hour mark when Keith Watson headed Charlie Lakin's header over the bar from close range.

But Forrest put Livingston 2-1 up with six minutes remaining before he set up Hamilton from close range to score and give Livingston all three points.

Livingston: Stryjek, Devlin, Guthrie, Ambrose, Brown, Sibbald (Thomas 81), Mullin (Forrest 69), Pittman, Bartley, Holt, Robinson (Hamilton 71)

Substitutes: McCrorie, Serrano, McMillan, Lawson, Taylor-Sinclair,Tiffoney.

Ross County: Laidlaw, Draper, Shaw, Watson, Iacovitti, Kelly, Lakin, Tillson (McKay 73), Naismith, Paton (Charles-Cook 67), Donaldson.

Substitutes: Doohan, Randall, Gardyne, Vigurs, Hylton, Andreu, Reid.


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