Kilmarnock 2-0 Livingston

Last updated : 17 May 2005 By Lionewan

Livi started this match knowing that a win would guarantee SPL survival for next season’s campaign 2005/2006 but as the game got under way there was little in terms of chances from either side but after about 20minutes or so Colin McMenamin put the ball in the Kille net to make it 1-0 to Livi for a moment but the ref Ian Brines had disallowed the goal for what what looked like a foul on Kille keeper Alan Combe.

Than as half time came there was not much between the two sides of chances apart from the goal by Colin McMenamin and a nice save from a one-on-one with a Kille player made by the lions no.1 Roddy McKenzie.

As the second half got under way Kille were by far the better side in the second half and they also fully deserved there win over the full 90 minutes.

Any way as the second half got under way Kille looked better going forward better at defending and just better overall Kille had a few decent chances trough the second half but half way through the second half Livi’s (& Scotland’s) right back David McNamee got stretcherd of the field of play with what looks to be a leg break or something to that extent.

But it was in the 75th minute when the first goal of the game came it was a volleyed shot by Gary Wales was stopped and put into the net by Kille forward Kris Boyd then on the 85th minute sub Alan Johnston scored his first of the day and his second v.Livi all season.

The 600 or so travelling Livi fans had little to shout about with what they had seen during the 90 minutes but when news came through of I.C.T’s late equaliser against
Dundee the famous Livi drums started to work again.

Richard was honest after the game . The Livi gaffer said "Last week I thought we didn't play well but managed to get a win. But in football, you usually get what you deserve.

"This week we didn't play well and got what we deserved, which was nothing.

"But if you'd said to me 10 games ago we'd be in this position I would have taken it all day."

Livi now look to Saturdays must win match v. Dundee At home to guarantee there SPL survival now. This match will now be difficult for the lions who look set to miss out on David McNamee for this match as well as Stanic,& McPake also doubtful with the match v.Dundee next week although the match will be an exiting one to watch from a neutrals point of view I for one am not looking forward to it. So just like in the English Premier League there will be 3 teams fighting to stay in the SPL on the final day of the league campaign. So the SPL now looks to have a dramatic climax on the final day with the old firm fighting for Title, Hibs & Aberdeen fighting for a place in next seasons Uefa cup and also the relegation battle will be on the final day of the SPL campaign. Who said the SPL was the most boring league in Europe eh?