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Partick Thistle 2, Livingston 3: Livingston boss praises fight-back to win Scottish Cup tie

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Livingston boss David Martindale praised his side for their last-gasp fightback to beat Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup, and hopes it has cured his insomnia.The Lions were 2-0 down at Firhill and looking like bowing out of the fifth round, only to stage a stirring comeback and win 3-2.Martindale said they could have crumbed and accepted defeat, but instead progressed to the quarter-finals.“I’m going to go home and go to bed.

I might sleep,” said Martindale. “I’ve not been sleeping, I’ve been on a regulation diet for three months.”Livingston’s nightmare run looked like continuing as Kerr McInroy fired Thistle into a 27th-minute lead, blasting a low shot in from 30 yards past helpless Michael McGovern.But when Aiden Fitzpatrick took advantage of poor distribution from the Irishman in 61 minutes, then a capitulation looked to be on the cards.Livingston pulled themselves back into the game in ..

minutes when a corner from the left was met with a header by Ayo Obileye, and when Jamie Sneddon saved that, Joel Nouble was on hand for a tap-in.Nouble then brought them level in 82 minutes, with a toe-poke into the top corner.Tomi Adeloye nearly won it for Thistle in extra-time, smacking a post with a dipping, curling effort.But Tete Yengi instead bagged it for Livi in 120 minutes, sending a glancing header into the left corner with moments to spare before the lottery of penalties would have settled the tie.Martindale said: “I felt today the boys could have crumbled very, very easily.“They could have gone under, 2-0 down, felt sorry for themselves, accepted defeat, and away you go.“They never did that.“I felt the substitutions really helped us in the game.“I felt that our overall play was very, very good.

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