Edinburgh City make League Cup bow against Livingston

The away dressing room at Meadowbank Stadium
The kit laid out ready for Livingston’s players in the away dressing room at Meadowbank Stadium prior to their match with Edinburgh City. When Livingston vacated the stadium in 1995, this was the home dressing room, so the irony of them using it again after all these years was not lost. Backroom staff get strips and equipment ready for the team’s arrival.
Livingston players
An autograph hunter asking Livingston players for their signatures as they arrive at the players’ entrance at Meadowbank Stadium prior to the match against Edinburgh City. Whilst the City players slipped in unnoticed, their full-time opponents attracted attention outside the ground. A number of Livingston players have Premiership experience, whereas City players, new to League Two after promotion from the Lowland League last season, are aspiring to reach that level for the first time.
Meadowbank Stadium
Livingston players and their manager David Hopkin (third from right in the grey shirt) take in the surroundings at their former home at Meadowbank Stadium before their match against Edinburgh City. It was the West Lothian club’s first competitive game at the ground since they vacated the Commonwealth Stadium in 1995 and many of their team were not even born when Meadowbank Thistle controversially changed their name and moved west.
Meadowbank Stadium
Spectators queuing to gain access to Meadowbank Stadium prior to Livingston’s visit to their former home for a Scottish League Cup match against Edinburgh City. From 1974 until the club moved to Livingston, the stadium was used by Meadowbank Thistle.
Edinburgh City and Livingston players
Livingston players applauding their fans as they take to the pitch at Meadowbank Stadium, the club’s home ground from 1974-95 when they were known as Meadowbank Thistle. It was their first match back at the ground and their opponents Edinburgh City were playing their first competitive match of the season since their promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League in May 2016. The visitors from West Lothian ran out 3-0 winners.
Livingston fans
A group of young Livingston fans watching the first-half action from the grandstand at the Commonwealth Stadium during their team’s League Cup match against hosts Edinburgh City.
Meadowbank Stadium
The view of the first-half action from the grandstand at Meadowbank Stadium on Livingston’s first return to the ground they called home as Meadowbank Thistle.
The away dugout at Meadowbank Stadium
Visiting manager David Hopkin (third from right) and his backroom staff and substitutes watching the action from opposite the massive grandstand which dominates Meadowbank Stadium.
Livingston players
Livingston players heading back to their dressing room after their 3-0 victory over Edinburgh City at Meadowbank Stadium.