Livingston 2 Partick Thistle 2

Last updated : 19 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Left back Dave MacKay found himself the unlikely hero yet again this season as the defender scored with only three minutes remaining to wrestle a share of the points from Partick Thistle.

It was the Jags who started brightest and the Glasgow club took the lead after only seven minutes. A Simon Donnelly corner was headed on by Craig Sives for striker Steven Campbell to bundle the ball over the line from close range. The home defence was posted missing as Campbell was unmarked on the line.

Livi battled hard but Thistle had done their homework and stifled the home side, with playmaker Lee Makel barely getting a sniff of the ball.

It was not until the 78th minute before the Lions could equalise through Scott Mitchell. MacKay chipped the ball into the area from just outside the box and the midfielder ghosted in to glance the ball into the net.

Livi did not have time to revel in their unified glory as Thistle took the lead almost immediately. Donnelly was the provider once more and the former Celtic man sent last season's top scorer Mark Roberts racing in on goal, slipping the ball past Colin Stewart for the Magyars to take the lead once more.

MacKay popped up in the 87th minute to score his third goal in three league
appearances when the defender was able to convert from close range after a momentous goalmouth scramble.