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Scotland: Livingston run continues

Published: Saturday 24 November 2001, 19.21CET
Livingston FC kept the pressure on the top two in Scotland with a 3-0 win at Hibernian FC in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday.
Published: Saturday 24 November 2001, 19.21CET

Scotland: Livingston run continues

Livingston FC kept the pressure on the top two in Scotland with a 3-0 win at Hibernian FC in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday.

Livingston FC kept the pressure on the top two in Scotland with a resounding 3-0 win away at Hibernian FC in round 15 of the Scottish Premier League on Saturday.

Dream start
The newly promoted side continued their dream start in the top flight with a comfortable win in Edinburgh thanks to two goals in the first half from Canadian striker David Xausa and a goal after the break from Nathan Lowndes.

European prospects
Though manager Jim Leishman is adamant that his side's only ambition for their first ever season in the top tier is survival, there is now a very real prospect of the West Lothian side earning a place in Europe at the end of the season.

Fir Park thriller
Fourth-placed Aberdeen FC were denied a draw at struggling Motherwell FC by a superb goal from James McFadden seven minutes from time. A spectacular effort from Hicham Zerouali looked to have earned Aberdeen a point at Fir Park but McFadden's timely intervention brought a valuable win for Motherwell.

Late goal
A David Mackay goal ten minutes from time denied Heart of Midlothian FC a win at Dundee's Dens Park stadium. Teenager Andrew Webster had given the Edinburgh club a 1-0 lead after 30 minutes but Mackay's first goal for Dundee was enough to deny Hearts.

First home win
Saint Johnstone FC earned their first home win of the season against Kilmarnock FC with striker Craig Russell scoring the vital goal 12 minutes into his first game of the season. In Saturday's other game, a Stephen McConalogue goal three minutes from time earned a share of the points for Dundee United FC after Dunfermline Athletic's Stewart Petrie had put the home side into a 1-0 lead after 69 minutes.

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