Jordan’s got White stuff for buoyant Livingston

Jordan White scored a double for Livingston
Jordan White scored a double for Livingston
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Livingston are up to seventh in the Championship after recording back-to-back victories for the first time this season.

Consecutive wins over Queen of the South and Raith Rovers has seen the Lions leapfrog Dumbarton and St Mirren who both encountered weekend defeats at the expense of Morton and Falkirk respectively.

A brace from Jordan White and a Declan Gallagher header gave the hosts their just rewards against a lacklustre Raith outfit as Livi picked up their first home win of the campaign.

Former Stirling Albion frontman White, who has been in and out boss Mark Burchill’s starting XI this term, admits he is delighted to be back among the goals again.

“I’ve had to be patient but you’ve got to take your chance when it comes,” last season’s top scorer said. “That’s football. It’s good to have competition because it keeps you on your toes so you don’t want to be too complacent.

“We’ve dug in as a team so it’s brilliant to get a couple of wins. You never like being bottom of the league but there’s a great togetherness about this team.”

White didn’t have to wait long to set the hosts on their way as a Jackson Longridge cross was completely misjudged by Raith’s Kevin Cuthbert and the No.9’s towering header crossed the line despite the best efforts of a defender to give Livi the lead in the sixth minute.

Mark Stewart missed a glorious chance from eight yards to pull the Kirkcaldy men level.

On the hour mark, Gary Glen did brilliant to win a corner for his side and from his set-piece, stand-in captain Gallagher stooped to head Livi 2-0 ahead.

Kieran Gibbons cleverly headed into the path of White just three minutes later and he angled his half-volley low past Cuthbert for number three.

Livingston: McCallum, Neill, Gallagher, Gordon, Longridge, Glen (Sheerin 77), Gibbons (Currie 77), Faria, Pittman, White, Buchanan (Hippolyte 71). Subs: Jamieson, Millen, Georgiev.

Raith Rovers: Cuthbert, Thomson (Wighton 42), Toshney, Benedictus, McKeown, Anderson, McCord (Megginson 58), Davidson, Robertson, Daly, Stewart. Subs: Laidlaw, Petrie, Callachan, Matthews, Craigen.

Referee: Crawford Allan.

Attendance: 957.