Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio was left with a smile on his face following what he felt was a deserved 2-1 victory over Livingston in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Kilmarnock moved into the top six of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a deserved 2-1 victory over Livingston.Goals either side of half-time from captain Gary Dicker and Rory McKenzie did the damage as Angelo Alessio’s side withstood a late Lee Miller consolation to record their fourth league win in six matches.The Ayrshire side move up to fifth with the victory, while Livingston drop down a place to seventh.There was not much between the teams in a largely dull first-half. Gary Holt’s visitors were full of confidence after a recent 2-0 success over Celtic but they could only fashion one half chance as winger Steven Lawless fired into the side netting.Kilmarnock were equally wasteful in possession until Dicker led the way with a cool side-footed finish six minutes before the interval.
Simeon Jackson could make his Kilmarnock debut against Livingston after signing a short-term deal.
Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes believes it would be a “massive achievement” if he earned international honours with either Scotland or Australia.
Manager Gary Holt believes Livingston can take inspiration from Saturday’s opponents Kilmarnock as they look to cement their place in the Ladbrokes Premiership for the long term.
Skipper Scott Brown is confident there will be a positive reaction after Celtic lost their lead to Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday.
Rangers went top of the Ladbrokes Premiership for the first time this season after a 5-0 victory over Hamilton.
Neil Lennon’s fears were justified as Celtic lost to Livingston for the first time in a 2-0 defeat at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
Ryan Christie was sent off as Celtic lost their first Ladbrokes Premiership game of the season at Livingston.
Ryan Christie wants Celtic to retain their status as Ladbrokes Premiership leaders when they travel to Livingston on Sunday.
Gary Holt admits results have been “dire” for Livingston and he insists they must start turning performances into points.