Scottish Challenge Cup - Fourth Round
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Scottish Challenge Cup: Crusaders 1-2 Livingston

Crusaders captain Colin Coates competes against Liam Buchannan of Livingston
Irish Premiership champions Crusaders were playing the Scottish Challenge Cup for the first time

Crusaders lost to Scott Pittman's stoppage-time strike for Livingston as they became the first non-Scottish side to play in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

After a low-key first half in Belfast, Livingston took the lead with substitute's Josh Mullin's first touch.

Crusaders, Irish Premiership champions for the last two seasons and current leaders, equalised with a fine shot by their record scorer, Jordan Owens.

But Pittman grabbed the winner in the third minute of added time.

It means the Scottish League One side move into the quarter-finals of the competition that includes guest teams from Northern Ireland and Wales for the first time at the last 16 stage.

Line-ups

Crusaders

  • 1O'Neill
  • 2Burns
  • 3BeverlandSubstituted forGaultat 45'minutes
  • 6Coates
  • 8Mitchell
  • 7LowrySubstituted forForsytheat 45'minutes
  • 12Caddell
  • 20Clarke
  • 10Carvill
  • 18Owens
  • 11CushleySubstituted forHeatleyat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gault
  • 9Soares
  • 14Forsythe
  • 15Holden
  • 16Dougherty
  • 17McClean
  • 22Heatley

Livingston

  • 30Maley
  • 2Miller
  • 5Crighton
  • 4Lithgow
  • 3LongridgeSubstituted forMullinat 73'minutes
  • 6ByrneSubstituted forCaddenat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 8Pittman
  • 26Halkett
  • 16KnoxSubstituted forWattat 79'minutes
  • 10Mullen
  • 9Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 11Cadden
  • 15Neill
  • 17Sinclair
  • 19Carrick
  • 21Watt
  • 23Kelly
Referee:
David Morgan

Match Stats

Home TeamCrusadersAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

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