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LIVI BOSS HIT BY ‘SICKENER’

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LIVINGSTON boss Gary Holt claimed his side’s 3-2 loss against Aberdeen at Pittodrie last night was “sickening”.

The West Lothian outfit had been leading 2-1 with goals from Scott Pittman and Jack McMillan following Nial McGinn’s opener.

Sam Cosgrove hit the equaliser before Lewis Ferguson produced the winner in the fading moments to leave the visitors pointless after a stirring performance.

Holt said: “It’s the proverbial kick in the teeth, but I’m not going to say we dominated the game.

Aberdeen threw everything at us in the second-half and we defended resolutely.

“To lose the late goal is tough to take, but we’ll learn from it. We just couldn’t get up the pitch after the interval, but we’ll have to have a look at the goals we lost as to lose them the way we did is not good enough.

“At 2-2, we rode our luck a few times and we just couldn’t get over the line. We have to learn as a group that the game lasts until the referee blows the whistle.

“I’m not downhearted, but it’s sickening for the players after the effort they put in.”

Delighted Dons gaffer Derek McInnes praised matchwinner Lewis Ferguson who struck in stoppage time to push the team into the top six in the Premiership.

He said: “Just when you think it might not happen, Fergie came up with another brilliant goal.

“He is a boy it seems is capable of these big moments and I felt it was well deserved.

“Big players produce big moments and we’d like to see a more regular return from him.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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