Scottish Championship
Livingston4St Mirren1

Livingston 4-1 St Mirren

Livingston's Ryan Hardie (left) celebrates his second goal
Livingston's Ryan Hardie (left) celebrates his second goal

Ryan Hardie scored a first-half double as Livingston recovered from an early setback to beat Championship leaders St Mirren.

Ryan Flynn opened the scoring for the visitors, but Livi equalised when Hardie pounced on a defensive mix-up.

The striker volleyed a second before Lee Miller added the hosts' third with an overhead kick.

Hardie's long-range effort hit the crossbar, but Scott Robinson added a fourth in stoppage time.

Livingston's win leaves them second in the table, but they cut the gap on their visitors to 11 points with a game in hand.

Line-ups

Livingston

  • 1Alexander
  • 31Gallagher
  • 26Halkett
  • 4Lithgow
  • 23De VitaBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMcMillanat 74'minutes
  • 8Pittman
  • 6Byrne
  • 17Robinson
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forLongridgeat 74'minutes
  • 18Miller
  • 9HardieSubstituted forBoydat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McMillan
  • 3Longridge
  • 5Buchanan
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Boyd
  • 14Jacobs
  • 20Maley

St Mirren

  • 1Samson
  • 25Smith
  • 15Baird
  • 24Davis
  • 44Eckersley
  • 7Magennis
  • 4McGinn
  • 18FlynnSubstituted forMacKenzieat 50'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forHippolyteat 64'minutes
  • 10Morgan
  • 20ReillySubstituted forMullenat 58'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Demetriou
  • 6MacKenzie
  • 16McShane
  • 21Stewart
  • 26Hill
  • 27Mullen
  • 29Hippolyte
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,708

Match Stats

Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Livingston 4, St. Mirren 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Livingston 4, St. Mirren 1.

Goal!

Goal! Livingston 4, St. Mirren 1. Scott Robinson (Livingston) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Miller.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Livingston).

Myles Hippolyte (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Adam Eckersley (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scott Robinson (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Magennis (St. Mirren).

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

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Steven Boyd replaces Ryan Hardie.

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ryan Hardie (Livingston).

Gary MacKenzie (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Jack McMillan.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Scott Pittman.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jackson Longridge replaces Nicky Cadden because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jack McMillan replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Booking

Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Pittman (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren).

Ryan Hardie (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Nicky Cadden (Livingston) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nicky Cadden (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Smith (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Myles Hippolyte replaces Cameron Smith.

Booking

Raffaele De Vita (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).

Daniel Mullen (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Foul by Lee Miller (Livingston).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren25173546281854
2Livingston24127540261443
3Dundee Utd2212463026440
4Morton2398633231035
5Dunfermline2497839281134
6Queen of Sth249783834434
7Inverness CT238693028230
8Falkirk2578102839-1129
9Dumbarton2248101530-1520
10Brechin2404201855-374
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