Falkirk 1 Livingston 1: 90 minutes in nine images

Falkirk lost out on penalty kicks in their Betfred Cup season opener on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th July 2019, 12:59 pm
13-07-2019. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Livingston FC. The Scottish League Cup, SPFL Betfred Cup 2019 - 2020, Group G. Denny Johnstone 10 shot blocked by Alan Lithgow 4 rebounds off him towards Matijar Sarkic 30, who drop the ball for Conor Sammon 18 to slot home his first goal for Falkirk.
13-07-2019. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Livingston FC. The Scottish League Cup, SPFL Betfred Cup 2019 - 2020, Group G. Denny Johnstone 10 shot blocked by Alan Lithgow 4 rebounds off him towards Matijar Sarkic 30, who drop the ball for Conor Sammon 18 to slot home his first goal for Falkirk.

Chief photographer Michael Gillen was on the touchline to capture the best of the action.

Club captain Gregor Buchanan led the Bairns out for the season opener. Picture Michael Gillen.
There was a Falkirk Stadium return for former Bairns boss Gary Holt. Picture Michael Gillen.

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Lyndon Dykes was fortunate to give Livi the lead after winning an aerial duel with Buchanan and then beating Cammy Bell. Picture Michael Gillen.
Alan Muir allowed the challenge and his performance upset the Bairns conti9ngent with Aiden Connolly pleading with him here. Picture Michael Gillen.
As well as new players there were new directors in the boardroom including Kevin Beattie and Peter Duncan. Picture Michael Gillen.
Marvin Bartley got to grips with the little winger after he played peacemaker between the Livi man and Michael Doyle. Picture Michael Gillen.
The Bairns took the game to a shoot-out with a late strike from striker Connor Sammon. Picture Michael Gillen.
The Bairns lost out though as Michael Tidser (pictured) and Lewis Toshney missed from the spot. Picture Michael Gillen.
Falkirk secure a bonus point in the group and meet Stranraer tomorrow. Picture Michael Gillen.