Jason Talbot's first goal of the season was enough to give Livingston victory over Cowdenbeath.

Nejc Mevlja went close to giving the home side an early lead but his left-foot shot drifted inches wide.

Chris Kane, Rory McKeown and Jamie Stevenson came close for Cowden but they could not find the net.

The winner came midway through the second half when Michal Habai crossed for Talbot to drill into the net from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Livingston

  • 01 Jamieson
  • 21 Jacobs Booked
  • 03 Talbot
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 05 Fordyce
  • 04 Mensing
  • 07 Jacobs
  • 06 Scott
  • 14 Habai (Barrowman - 72' )
  • 09 McNulty (Mullen - 90' )
  • 23 Mevlja

Substitutes

  • 02 Mampuya
  • 11 Denholm
  • 17 Walker
  • 19 Sives
  • 22 Barrowman
  • 31 Praprotnik
  • 48 Mullen

Cowdenbeath

  • 01 Flynn
  • 02 McKeown
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 16 Fowler
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 23 Brownlie Booked
  • 14 Brett
  • 22 Robertson
  • 09 Stewart
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 26 Kane Booked (Morton - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 04 O'Brien
  • 07 Stewart
  • 11 Morton
  • 12 Gold
  • 17 Usai
  • 20 Miller
  • 24 Johnston
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 980

Match Stats

Shots

7 4

On target

3 1

Corners

6 2

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Livingston 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

90:00 +2:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

90:00 +2:07 Booking

Booking Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:03

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

90:00 +0:55

Foul by Daniel Mullen (Livingston).

90:00 +0:55

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Daniel Mullen replaces Marc McNulty.

88:08

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

85:04

Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Livingston).

85:04

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:18

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:18

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

80:15

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

80:15

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:21

Attempt missed. Jason Talbot (Livingston) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

77:41

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Dean Brett.

74:02

Hand ball by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

72:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Chris Kane.

71:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Andrew Barrowman replaces Michal Habai.

71:07

Attempt saved. Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:35

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by John Armstrong.

69:23

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

69:23

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:33

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:33

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

66:41

Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

66:41

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:05

Simon Mensing (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:05

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

64:03

Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

62:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Livingston 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Jason Talbot (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michal Habai with a cross.

60:44

Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:44

Foul by James Fowler (Cowdenbeath).

58:00

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:58

Foul by Nejc Mevlja (Livingston).

56:32

Attempt missed. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:14

Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).

54:14

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:30 Booking

Booking Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

51:13

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

51:13

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:35

Dangerous play by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

49:35

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:27

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

47:15

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

46:55

Attempt saved. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

46:23

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

45:00

Second Half begins Livingston 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Livingston 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

44:37 Booking

Booking Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

44:19

Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:19

Dangerous play by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

42:39

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

42:39

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:35

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:35

Foul by Burton O'Brien (Livingston).

35:28

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

32:42

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

28:35

Attempt saved. Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:56

Attempt missed. Jason Talbot (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

27:18

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by John Armstrong.

25:07

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:07

Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

23:55

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:55

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

22:50

Marc McNulty (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:50

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

21:30

Attempt missed. Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

21:00

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:59

Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

17:15

Foul by Michal Habai (Livingston).

17:15

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:17

Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).

15:17

John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:55

Foul by Michal Habai (Livingston).

10:55

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:26

Attempt missed. Nejc Mevlja (Livingston) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

3:13

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

3:13

Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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