Livingston v Aberdeen

Dons Held At Livingston

The Dons failed to score a goal for the second time in a week, as they ended their away match, at the third time of asking against Livingston, 0-0.

It was another frustrating afternoon, but we couldn’t convert any of our chances against an on-form Livingston side who go thirteen matches unbeaten.

Derek McInnes made two changes to the side that faced St Johnstone midweek.

Sam Cosgrove was in Birmingham to complete his £2m move to Birmingham City, and Scott Wright was dropped to the bench.

Greg Leigh and Connor McLennan came into the starting line-up.

With two minutes of the match on the clock, Efe Ambrose had an attempt at goal with an overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area that went wide.

Julien Serrano had his goal disallowed for offside in the fifteenth minute – he was played in on goal  by Scott Pittman, but the assistant ref raised his flag for offside, as he rolled the ball through the legs of Joe Lewis.

Shortly after, Aberdeen were denied an opener.  Connor McLennan’s header came off the underside of the crossbar.

Hayes wasted a chance, after picking up a Matty Kennedy cross, he had the space for an effort but put the shot over the goal.

Joe Lewis had a good save, managing to save a close shot from Scott Pittman off the goal-line near the bottom right corner of goal.

Tommie Hoban had an effort after picking up a punched out save from Livi keeper Max Stryjek – but his shot flew wide of goal.

Scott Robinson had the opening effort of the second half, jumping above Ash Taylor for a header at goal, which went wide.

Ross McCrorie was denied in the 60th minute, after picking up a short pass from Ryan Hedges – his shot was saved by Stryjek.

Matty Kennedy was taken out by Nicky Devlin in the 73rd minute, after sliding in with his studs on a 50/50 ball.  He caught Kennedy, who required treatment, but was able to continue.

Bruce Anderson who came on for Matty had an injury time effort that could have sealed the points for the Dons.  However, his free header in front of goal went wide.

We go again against Livingston midweek at Pittodrie and hope for a better outcome to move clear of Hibs and catch up with a flailing Celtic.


Date Time League Season Full Time
30th January 2021 3:00 pm Scottish Premiership 2020-21 90'


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome


RefereeFourth OfficialAssistant Referees
Steven McLeanGraham GraingerDougie Potter
Gary Hilland


1Robby McCrorie Goalkeeper
2Nicky Devlin Defender
3Ciaron Brown Defender
6Marvin Bartley Midfielder
8Scott Pittman Forward
9Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 10 Midfielder
10Craig Sibbald 9 Midfielder
11Alan Forrest Midfielder
12Julien Serrano 23 Defender
14Josh Mullin Midfielder
17Scott Robinson 33 Midfielder
18Jason Holt Midfielder 85'
20Gavin Reilly Forward
21Jack McMillan Defender
23Jackson Longridge 12 Defender
25Efe Ambrose Defender
27Jon Guthrie Defender
32Max Stryjek Goalkeeper
33Tevi Steve Lawson 17 Defender
37Jaze Kabia Forward


1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan Defender
3Tommie Hoban Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender
5Greg Leigh Defender
10Niall McGinn Forward
11Ryan Hedges Forward
14Ash Taylor Defender
15Dylan McGeouch Midfielder
17Jonny Hayes Midfielder
18Connor McLennan 25 Forward
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder
21Bruce Anderson 33 Forward
24Dean Campbell Midfielder
25Scott Wright 18 Forward
26Miko Aarne Virtanen Midfielder
33Matty Kennedy 21 Midfielder
37Kieran Ngwenya Defender
40Ross McCrorie Midfielder
43Gary Woods Goalkeeper