Falkirk 0 - 2 Livingston: Peter Houston under severe pressure

Falkirk have crashed to a new crisis after their winless run was stretched to seven games. Livingston, meanwhile, stormed into fourth place in the table.
Josh Mullin doubled Livi's lead. Picture: SNS/Bruce WhiteJosh Mullin doubled Livi's lead. Picture: SNS/Bruce White
Josh Mullin doubled Livi's lead. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

And that has piled the pressure on Falkirk boss Peter Houston, whose punchless side were booed off by their suffering fans.

It was a horrendous blunder by Alex Harris that allowed Livingston to take the lead two minutes into the second half.

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He was disastrously short with a pass back and that allowed James Penrice to nip in, commit keeper Robbie Thomson and roll a pass to Danny Mullen, who fired into an unguarded net.

Then, six minutes later, David Hopkin’s side scored a terrific second goal to thrill their small band of fans.Josh Mullin worked a clever free-kick routine with Alan Lithgow then hammered a right-foot shot low into the right corner.

Substitute Nathan Austin hit the bar with a left-foot shot in 84 minutes then Lee Miller forced a great save out of Neil Alexander a minute later.

But Livingston held firm to increase the heat on the Falkirk boss, even although they had Declan Gallagher sent off in the final minute for a late challenge on Craig Sibbald.