Saturday 27th January 2018

DUMBARTON lost 2-0 to Livingston on a cold afternoon away in West Lothian.

Both sides struggled with a ferocious wind in the opening period.

With the match fairly even, Dumbarton gifted Livi an opener on 21 minutes, as ex-Son Alan Lithgow rose unchallenged to nod the home side in front.

Eight minutes later there was a mix-up at the back from Sons as Ryan Hardie took the ball off Dougie Hill and rolled it past Scott Gallacher for 2-0.

From then on the visitors had their backs to the wall as Livingston sought to press their advantage.

There was little change for Sons after the break, as Livi moved the ball around confidently.

The nearest Dumbarton came in a dispiriting game was three shots on target, with Tom Walsh nearly squeezing the ball in from a wind-assisted corner.

Full match report and reaction to follow. Match photos now online.

Simon Barrow

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