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Chris Erskine is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Andrew McNeil.
Stefan Scougall leaves the field to be replaced by Dylan Easton.
Paul Cairney gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Livingston 3-1 Partick.Kris Doolan provided the assist for the goal.
Robert Barr takes a shot. Save made by Scott Fox.
Paul Paton fouled by Paul Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Paton takes the indirect free kick.
Kal Naismith fouled by Ross Docherty, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Griffin delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Paul Watson.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stefan Scougall. Stefan Scougall takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Erskine has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Keaghan Jacobs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Cummings joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Fox. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.
Short corner taken by Robert Barr from the left by-line.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Barr, Scott Fox makes a save.
Iain Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Cole.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Russell on Stephen O'Donnell. Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.
Kal Naismith has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kal Naismith on Ross Docherty. Kal Naismith booked for dissent. Andrew McNeil restarts play with the free kick.
Marc McNulty leaves the field to be replaced by Iain Russell.
Foul by Gavin Griffin on Robert Barr, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Liam Fox, clearance made by Darren Cole.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Barr, Effort on goal by Liam Fox from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Stephen O'Donnell challenges Keaghan Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Fox takes the free kick.
Kal Naismith is brought on as a substitute for Sean Welsh.
The ball is crossed by Gavin Griffin, Christie Elliot takes a shot. Andrew McNeil makes a save.
Liam Fox takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
The ball is delivered by Stephen O'Donnell, save by Andrew McNeil.
(Partick) makes a substitution, with Gavin Griffin coming on for Stuart Bannigan.
Stefan Scougall fouled by Sean Welsh, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Barr.
Unfair challenge on Darren Cole by Marc McNulty results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Cole.
Unfair challenge on Ross Docherty by Christie Elliot results in a free kick. Andrew McNeil takes the indirect free kick.
Christie Elliot takes a shot. Robert Barr gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stefan Scougall from the right by-line, Craig Barr takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Doolan by Liam Fox. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Cairney, clearance by Kyle Jacobs.
Paul Watson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Barr from the left by-line, Paul Watson scores a headed goal from inside the area. Livingston 2-0 Partick.Assist on the goal came from Robert Barr.
Christie Elliot is brought on as a substitute for David Rowson.
Chris Erskine is caught offside. Ross Docherty takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Stuart Bannigan, save by Andrew McNeil.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stefan Scougall by David Rowson. David Rowson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Liam Fox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, save by Scott Fox.
Marc McNulty fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Livingston 1-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Liam Fox.
Liam Fox has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Kris Doolan takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Barr.
Centre by Robert Barr, save by Scott Fox.
Unfair challenge on Liam Fox by Scott Robertson results in a free kick. Liam Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The referee books Scott Robertson for unsporting behaviour.
Marc McNulty takes a shot. Save by Scott Fox.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc McNulty. Scott Fox takes the direct free kick.
Chris Erskine takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fox on Sean Welsh. Stuart Bannigan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Robert Barr takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
The ball is sent over by Stuart Bannigan, clearance by Kyle Jacobs.
Liam Fox takes a shot. Save made by Scott Fox.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fox on Paul Paton. Free kick taken by Scott Fox.
Corner taken left-footed by Stefan Scougall, save by Scott Fox.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Barr from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Robertson manages to make a clearance.
Robert Barr crosses the ball, Paul Paton makes a clearance.
Foul by Paul Paton on Stefan Scougall, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Liam Fox from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Sean Welsh, save by Andrew McNeil.
Stefan Scougall challenges Paul Cairney unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stuart Bannigan from left wing, clearance made by Jason Talbot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Barr on Kris Voolan. Free kick crossed left-footed by Darren Cole from right channel.
Welsh aims for winning start
Livingston begin life after the dismissal of manager Gary Bollan against Partick, and Jason Talbot is included in their matchday squad after recovering from the head injury he picked up against Ross County.
Head of youth Brian Welsh is in charge and, as far as he is concerned, his presence is only for the short-term.
He said: "I had a spell in charge at Cowdenbeath and have no desire to return to football management. I am also moving to America very soon to take up a coaching job so this is short-term.
"It may be short-term but I still want Livingston to win this one. We defeated Partick here earlier in the season and everyone will settle for a repeat of that."
Partick include midfielder Sean Welsh in their squad after the Hibernian youngster joined the Firhill club on loan earlier this week.
Captain Alan Archibald is missing because of suspension and full-back Aaron Sinclair is a doubt with a hamstring problem.
Jags manager Jackie McNamara said: "Livingston will be looking for a response from their players after Gary Bollan left office and we need to be ready for that and then go about our business in our normal manner.
"As far as I am concerned this game is about what we do. We have not played now for three weeks, so everyone is desperate to get going again and it would be great to get back to playing with a win."
Easy for Livi
Livingston leapfrogged Partick and moved into fourth with a 3-1 win over their Scottish First Division rivals.
The home side went in front after 36 minutes when Liam Fox picked out Marc McNulty to stroke the ball into the bottom corner of the net for his 10th goal of the season.
And the lead was doubled within 20 seconds of the restart as Paul Watson rose highest to head home Robert Barr's corner.
The game was over as a contest in the 52nd minute when Kyle Jacobs fired home from 20 yards to secure the Lions' first win of 2012.
Paul Cairney scored three minutes from time after picking up Kris Doolan's pass and slotting home, but it was merely a consolation for the Jags.
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