3rd August 2002



3 – 2


Scottish Premier League
Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
Almondvale. Att. 7,124

Rubio (8)
Rolando Zarate (34, 47)
Scott Leitch (50)
Dirk Lehmann (64)

Javier Sanchez Broto
Gary Bollan
Philippe Brinquin
Marvin Andrews
Stuart Lovell
Juan Jose Camacho
Lee Makel
Rolando Zarate
Eugene Dadi
Stevie Woods
Stevie Hammell
David Partridge
Martyn Corrigan
Dougie Ramsay
Scott Leitch
Keith Lasley
Kevin MacDonald
Stephen Pearson
James McFadden
Dirk Lehmann

Fernando Lopez
Eamonn Fullerton
Cherif Toure Mamam
David Bingham
Davide Xausa
Fran├žois Dubourdeau
William Kinniburgh
David Black
David Clarke
David Clarkson

David Bingham for Juan Jose Camacho (74)
Cherif Toure Mamam for Stuart Lovell (78)
Davide Xausa for Philippe Brinquin (85)
David Clarke for Kevin MacDonald (81)

Marvin Andrews
Juan Jose Camacho
Eugene Dadi
David Partridge
Dougie Ramsay
Scott Leitch
Stephen Pearson

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)

Match Report

Match Report from BBC

Livingston showed that they would again be a force to be reckoned with in the SPL with an impressive win over Motherwell.

Oscar Rubio put the home side ahead early on and Rolando Zarate doubled the lead before half time.

Zarate added a third before Motherwell mounted a brave comeback.

Scott Leitch scored first, then Dirk Lehmann reduced the deficit to one, but Livi held on for the win.

Livi started well and they nearly opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

Eugene Dadi played a reverse pass into the path of Rolando Zarate but Stevie Woods was alert enough to save.

Motherwell responded a minute later with a snapshot from Stephen Pearson but his effort went just over the crossbar.

But the home side scored the league’s first goal of the new season after only eight minutes, Rubio driving Lee Makel’s corner into the roof of the net.

New signing Zarate looked impressive and he clipped a free-kick wide as Livi continued to dominate.

Motherwell remained positive and Livi keeper Broto made a smart save from striker James McFadden.

The impressive Zarate scored Livingston’s second in 34 minutes, picking up Dadi’s header on the right side of the penalty area before drilling home an excellent strike.

Livi went three ahead just after half-time – Camacho played in Quino who unselfishly squared the ball across the face of the goal for Zarate to easily notch his second goal of the afternoon.

But the visitors pulled a goal back on 50 minutes. Scott Leitch burst through the Livingston defence and finished with the outside of his left foot.

The Lanarkshire side refused to lie down and scored again after 64 minutes.

McFadden was at the heart of the move, wriggling past the attentions of two defenders before curling a left-foot cross which was met by Lehmann to nod in at the far post.

The match became rather heated as Motherwell pushed for an equaliser, with manager Terry Butcher being sent to the stand, but Livi held on for the points


Scott Leitch scores his first and only goal for Motherwell.

Youngster David Clarke made his debut in the last fixture of last season, he would make his second appearance today but it would be his final senior game for the club.