Aberdeen v Livingston

Dons Winless Home Run Continues Following Livingston Draw

It wasn’t the warmest of occasions at Pittodrie, it was cold, wet and windy and the performance on the park was a tad damp too as Aberdeen continue their winless home run against Livingston.

Derek McInnes made two changes to the starting line-up.

Mikey Devlin came in for the absence of Andy Considine, partnering Scott McKenna.  Sam Cosgrove returned from suspension, with Dean Campbell on the bench.

The very early stages of this match started promising, Dominic Ball had a chance from a Niall McGinn corner in the second minute, but failed to connect with his header.

Niall McGinn shortly after put the ball into the area, with a hit from captain, Graeme Shinnie – Liam Kelly managing to save the low ball.

From then on there wasn’t much happening, long balls from Aberdeen to May to chase just weren’t happening.

Scott McKenna headed another McGinn delivery high and wide of the target in the 24th minute after Graeme Shinnie was felled by Steve Lawson.

Thankfully, Niall McGinn and Connor McLennan combined for the opener on the half-hour.

McGinn set McLennan free on the right, crossing the ball, the initial cross blocked, but he receive it back and dinked the ball to the waiting Niall McGinn who shot the ball past Kelly.

Sam Cosgrove nearly added to his goal tally, on 41 minutes, his side footed-volley from Max Lowe’s penalty spot delivery went wide.

And in an unfortunate turn of events just before half time, Livingston equalised.  Craig Sibbald tapped in on the line after a Halkett ball into the Dons area beat everyone.

Half time – Aberdeen 1 v Livingston 1

Not long after the restart, Livingston thought they were in front after a Keaghan Jacob’s corner was headed in past Lewis – the flag was raised however.

The second half continued to be a turgid affair, with neither side not making really anything of it, no doubt the weather not helping either.

The only real chance of the second half came in injury time, with sub Greg Stewart firing wide of the left post from 18 yards.

It ended all square, as the Dons fail to find that elusive winning form at home as we head into the international break.

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
16th March 2019 3:00 pm Scottish Premiership 2018-19 90' 14,366

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossession
Aberdeen10156%
Livingston10144%

Aberdeen

1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
3Graeme Shinnie Defender
5Scott McKenna Defender
7Greg Stewart 10 Forward
8Stephen Gleeson Midfielder
9James Wilson 19 Forward
10Niall McGinn 7 Forward 30'
14Greg Halford Defender
16Sam Cosgrove Forward
17Stevie May 24 Forward
18Michael Devlin Defender
19Lewis Ferguson 9 Midfielder
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Dominic Ball Defender
24Dean Campbell 17 Midfielder
27Connor McLennan Forward
29Max Lowe Midfielder
33Ethan Ross Midfielder

Staff

Livingston

1Liam Kelly Goalkeeper
4Alan Lithgow Defender
5Ciaron Brown Defender
6Shaun Byrne 33 Midfielder
7Keaghan Jacobs Midfielder
8Scott Pittman Forward
9Ryan Hardie 17 Forward
10Craig Sibbald Midfielder 43'
14Hakeem Odoffin 19 Defender
15Steven Lawless Midfielder
17Scott Robinson 9 Midfielder
19Chris Erskine 14 Midfielder
21Ross M. Stewart Goalkeeper
22Scott Tiffoney Midfielder
23Raffaele De Vita Midfielder
26Craig Halkett Defender
31Declan Gallagher Defender
33Tevi Steve Lawson 6 Defender

Staff

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