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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 May, 2003, 16:01 GMT 17:01 UK
Brown is Hibs hero
Scott Brown slams home his second goal
Livingston 1-2 Hibernian

Teenage striker Scott Brown scored twice to sink Livingston and continue Hibs' end of season run of victories.

The 17-year-old hit his first senior goals to make it four consecutive wins for the Easter Road side, while Fernando Pasquinelli hit a late goal for the home team.

Both sides managed spells of good attacking play in a match that mattered for little other than pride.

Brown and fellow youngsters Darren Thomson, Derek Riordan and Steven Whittaker all performed well for the visitors but keeper Daniel Andersson was the key man, with a number of good saves.

Livingston striker David Bingham was handed the captain's armband for his last ever home appearance for the club.

Bingham will leave Livi at the end of the season following five years with the West Lothian side.

Livingston made a bright start with Julian Maidana going close with a fierce shot and Pasquinelli showed great skill to bamboozle the Hibs defence but Andersson managed to block the striker's finish.

Soon after, the lively Pasquinelli saw his overhead-kick fall just wide of the post.

With 15 minutes gone Pasquinelli rounded Mathias Jack before firing the ball into the path of the onrushing Barry Wilson, who failed to connect with the pass two yards in front of an empty net.

Hibs threatened when teenage debutant Thomson found Riordan in the penalty area but Livi goalkeeper Alan Main produced a good one-handed save to deny the young striker.

David Bingham skippered Livingston for the day
The visitors grabbed the lead after 37 minutes when David McNamee slipped, gifting possession to Brown and the youngster fired a sharp shot past Main from the edge of the penalty area.

Hibs combined well on the stroke of half time when Whittaker flicked the ball on to Brown who released Riordan but Main was quickly off his line to clear.

Soon after the interval Bingham flighted the ball into the path of Wilson but his header was weak and easily held by the Andersson.

Pasquinelli made the Hibs keeper work a bit harder a few seconds later when he cannoned a shot at goal only to be denied by an impressive save.

Bingham then went close with a free kick but the skipper's effort curled narrowly over the crossbar.

After 68 minutes Brown claimed his second goal of the day when he latched on to a neat Whittaker headed flick and hammered the ball home on the volley from close range.

Andersson had been in fine form for Hibs between the sticks and he produced a great one-handed save to block a looping effort from Maidana.

But the Swedish keeper was left helpless with four minutes remaining when Pasquinelli drove into the penalty box and flicked the ball home from inside the six-yard box to pull a goal back for Livingston.

Livingston: Main, Brinquin, Camacho, Maidana, McNamee, Toure-Maman (O'Brien 52), Wilson (Brittain 73), Quino (Zarate 73), Makel, Pasquinelli, Bingham.
Subs Not Used: Emilio Lopez, Xausa.

Hibernian: Andersson, Smith, Matyus, Fenwick, Brebner, Wiss, Jack, Whittaker, Thompson, Brown, Riordan (McManus 88).
Subs Not Used: Colgan, Nicol, Reid, O'Neil.

Attendance: 5,423
Referee: I Fyfe



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