March 2, 2013
Livi make light work of Airdrie
Livingston moved up to third with a 4-1 thrashing of bottom-club Airdrie.
The visitors, who came into the game without a win in five games, were awarded a penalty after just four minutes following Jesus Garcia Tena's foul on Jamie Bain, but John Boyle blazed his spot-kick over the crossbar.
And Livi punished the miss with three first-half goals.
Anthony Andreu picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and arrowed a low drive into the bottom corner before adding a second six minutes before the break with a spectacular shot from outside the box.
Iain Russell lashed in from close range after a quick break for the third five minutes later.
Airdrie's Sean Lynch was sent-off for two bookings in the 75th minute and Stefan Scougall soon added a fourth with a composed finish from 12 yards.
Boyle arrowed a stoppage-time consolation into the bottom corner, but his side are now six points adrift at the bottom.
|1 Andrew McNeil||1 Robbie Thomson|
|5 Craig Barr||3 Marc Warren|
|2 Kevin McCann||7 Jamie Bain|
|3 Callum Booth||5 Ricki Lamie|
|4 Tena Garcia||10 Gavin Griffin|
|6 Burton O'Brien||4 Gregor Buchanan|
|8 Liam Fox||2 Chris O'Neil|
|7 Kyle Jacobs||8 Nathan Blockley|
|10 Steven Scougall||6 Steven Hetherington|
|9 Anthony Andreu||11 John Boyle|
|11 Iain Russell||9 Liam Watt|
|17 Darren Jamieson||Kenny Arthur 17|
|16 Jason Talbot||Sean Lynch 16|
|14 Marc McNulty||Jordan Moore-Taylor 15|
|12 Jordan Morton||Jordan Kirkpatrick 12|
|15 Daniel Mullen||Ryan Donnelly 14|
|Marc McNulty for Anthony Andreu (59)||Jordan Kirkpatrick for Gavin Griffin (42)|
|Jordan Morton for Iain Russell (70)||Sean Lynch for Marc Warren (46)|
|Jason Talbot for Callum Booth (79)||Ryan Donnelly for Liam Watt (70)|
|Tena Garcia (3)||Chris O'Neil (12)|
|John Boyle (40)|
|Ricki Lamie (64)|
|Sean Lynch (69)|
|Sean Lynch (75)|
|· Squads: Livingston | Airdrie United|