David Martindale oversaw another Livingston victory as the Lions scored with the last kick of the game at Rugby Park to win 2-1 against Kilmarnock.

Livi had now made it six wins in a row since Gary Holt’s departure and have rocketed into the top six of the Premiership, looking good to cement their place there.

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Livingston are flying at the moment. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Despite needing a last-minute winner to snatch the three points against Kilmarnock, the Lions put in another solid performance and should have been ahead inside the first minute of the game but Martindale was impressed with how his players performed in the blustery conditions: “I think that was the first time we’ve went behind since I took over and we got a really good reaction.

“It was fascinating to watch the boys and see how they reacted because they have not been in that position but to go and win the game tells you everything about Livingston and the players that are in the dressing room. it was a massive test of character.

“The enjoyment you get from a last-minute winner, it’s fantastic. you saw that from the bench, and you saw that from the players, and you can see how close we all are and how we are all in it together.

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In it together. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I think winning a game in the 91st minute… the endorphins just come flying out. It was brilliant.”

Livingston face Aberdeen on Wednesday in their last game of 2020 before a tough run of fixtures to start the New Year including a double header against Celtic. The jewel in the crown though for the Lions is their League Cup semi-final against St Mirren, with the trophy well and truly up for grabs.

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