Hamilton, the league leaders, came a visiting at Almondvale on Saturday. Now they play in red and white hoops so I have no idea why they felt the need to change into their change strip, but change they did, and it looked somewhat familiar.
Their Nike shirt
was yellow with green trims on the cuffs and collar, their shorts were a
very familiar shade of blue and the socks white. My initial reaction as
with those around me is isn’t it a bit precocious to dress like Brazil.
they may have worn the clothes but they weren’t Brazil. They didn’t
even threaten the Livingston goal in the first half and all the action
was heading towards Bryn Halliwell in the Accies goal. The only Livi
player who didn’t look up to speed was Robert Snodgrass who had been out
for the last two games. Heading towards half time Mark Proctor had
signalled Keaghan Jacobs to get out there and warm up so it looked like
even the manager was thinking of making a change at half time, something
that Snoddy later confirmed was the intention.
was until Snoddy unleashed almost on half time a magnificent cross into
the box which was just an inch or so ahead of the incoming head of Colin
McMenamin, who is still looking to get of the mark on his return on
loan from Gretna. This was to be Colin’s best change of the afternoon.
second half started and the Accies at least seemed to have turned up a
little but Livi’s keeper Colin Stewart handled everything that was
thrown at him. But a beautiful build up down the right flank by Graham
Dorrans, Dave MacKay and Thomas Pesir was worthy of Brazil and the cross
in fell for Snoddy for his first goal on 52 minutes. He added a second
latter and had a couple of other decent attempts to get his hat-trick.
When Mark Proctor finally made a substitution triple. Snoddy didn’t
realise he was coming off, or maybe didn’t want to, looking for a change
to earn his first senior hat-trick.
So seeing as
Hamilton brought the who analogy up with their team colours and position
on top of the league. We may have played like Brazil, but it was like