Livingston 1 Clyde 0: No Cup revenge for Wee

Livingston defeated Clyde for the second time in a week
Livingston defeated Clyde for the second time in a week

A frustrating League Cup encounter with Livingston saw Clyde kicked out of their second Cup fixture to the same side in as many weeks.

Livingston left it until extra time to take the lead courtesy of a stunning shot from Jordan White after both sides struggled to make an impact over 90 minutes.

Clyde keeper John Gibson worked hard to keep the Broadwood side in the game during the first half – making three sublime saves to frustrate the home side.

In the opening stages, a Danny Mullen corner came close to curling into the net but was palmed clear and Gibson kept Clyde in the clear once again when he was quick to catch a Mullen header from six yards.

Livingston had their best chance of the half when Declan Gallagher curled in a free kick from the right with Craig Sives rising to head in but missing by inches.

The home side continued to press with another clear cut chance coming just after the half hour mark when Spas Georgiev sent a low drive from 25 yards straight down the centre into Gibson’s arms.

Clyde achieved little to trouble Livingston in the first half, a David Gormley free kick 20 minutes in was headed clear by the Livingston defence in the closest chance of the half.

The visitors had a stronger start in the second half, Livingston keeper Darren Jamieson pulling off a stunning save to deny a curled Gormley corner early on.

Gibson was called into action once again 68 minutes in when White bungled a chance in front of goal and he was quick to take the ball.

Neither side looked much of a threat in the second half with no real clear cut chances, though a header from sub Jordan Sheerin sailed over the bar and a strong low drive from White screamed past the post before going to extra time.

Livingston eventually broke the deadlock in the 109th minute when White latched onto a Sheerin ball to fire in low from long range making it 1-0.

Livingston: Jamieson, Longridge, Sives, Gordon, Gallagher (105 Millen), Pittman, White, Mullen, Georgiev (119 - Neill), Gibbons, Buchanan (89 Sheerin). Subs not used: Quinn, Neil, Auriemma, Fraser, Smith.

Clyde: Gibson, Linton, M. McLaughlin (62 Ferguson), Bolochoweckyj, Smith, S. McLaughlin, Murray (84 McQueen), Gormley, Higgins, Brisbane (84 Campbell), Mitchell. Subs not used: McMillan, Marsh, Lynass, Fisher.

Att: 664