Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Falkirk 1-2 Livingston

Livingston
Scott Robinson (right) celebrates his opener for the visitors

Rafa De Vita's extra-time goal put Livingston into the League Cup quarter finals at the expense of Falkirk.

Scott Robinson directed Danny Mullen's cross into the net to give Livingston the lead.

It was soon all square when James Craigen turned his marker to fire past goalkeeper Neil Alexander.

Falkirk's Joe McKee went closest to avoiding extra-time when he hit the bar, and De Vita bundled in Josh Mullin's low ball to win it.

Myles Hippolyte and Nathan Austin went close as Falkirk made the early running but Robinson gave Livingston the lead on the break when he turned home Mullen's cross from close range.

After Craigen's equaliser both Alexander and Robbie Thomson pulled off excellent saves just before the 90 minutes were up.

Former Ross County wide player De Vita struck when he converted Josh Mullin's deflected cross.

Livingston manager David Hopkins: "Our fitness levels are incredible. When it went to extra-time I had no qualms that we were going to win the game.

"There's nothing done yet, we face another tough game whoever we get in the next round, but it's a round we never thought we were going to get to. If I'm honest with the group we had I never thought we'd get out of it.

"These young boys deserve to play whoever they're going to play."

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Thomson
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 44WatsonBooked at 85mins
  • 5Grant
  • 23Gallacher
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forShepherdat 102'minutes
  • 7Taiwo
  • 8Kerr
  • 17HarrisSubstituted forMillerat 57'minutes
  • 11HippolyteBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMcKeeat 69'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forLoyat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 12Mitchell
  • 18Miller
  • 19Shepherd
  • 20O'Hara
  • 24Blues
  • 33Loy

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 31GallagherBooked at 69mins
  • 26Halkett
  • 4Lithgow
  • 7MullinBooked at 105mins
  • 6ByrneBooked at 88mins
  • 14Jacobs
  • 17RobinsonSubstituted forCarrickat 63'minutesSubstituted forMackinat 113'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forLongridgeat 62'minutes
  • 8Pittman
  • 10MullenSubstituted forDe Vitaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Longridge
  • 15Mackin
  • 16Knox
  • 19Carrick
  • 20Maley
  • 23De Vita
  • 24Peters
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
2,677

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 2.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 2.

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Dale Carrick (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Josh Mullin (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Joe McKee.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

Craig Halkett (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Dylan Mackin replaces Dale Carrick.

Attempt saved. Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Livingston).

Attempt missed. Craig Halkett (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Dale Carrick (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Thomas Taiwo (Falkirk).

Second Half Extra Time begins Falkirk 1, Livingston 2.

First Half Extra Time ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 2.

Booking

Josh Mullin (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tony Gallacher (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Mullin (Livingston).

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Byrne (Livingston).

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

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces James Craigen.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Livingston 2. Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Mullin.

Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Livingston).

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

First Half Extra Time begins Falkirk 1, Livingston 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Livingston 1.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Craig Halkett (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Falkirk44001311212
2Inverness CT42115328
3Stirling42116517
4Brechin401319-82
5Forfar4013310-71

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline42201331010
2Peterhead43017619
3Hearts42117437
4East Fife411236-34
5Elgin4004213-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd4310102811
2Dundee431082610
3Raith Rovers42029546
4Cowdenbeath4103511-63
5Buckie Thistle4004315-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian43101311210
2Ross County422080810
3Arbroath412167-16
4Montrose4103215-133
5Alloa401328-61

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr44001531212
2Kilmarnock43019369
3Clyde4202711-46
4Annan Athletic4013210-82
5Dumbarton401328-61

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Motherwell44001221012
2Morton42118628
3Queen's Park42119907
4Edinburgh City4013312-92
5Berwick401347-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton422011659
2Albion413012937
3Queen of Sth41306427
4East Kilbride411259-45
5Stenhousemuir401339-62

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Livingston431083511
2Partick Thistle431092710
3St Mirren42029726
4Airdrieonians4103410-63
5Stranraer4004412-80
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