By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The two suffered a sickening clash during Saturday`s game, with Livingstone taken to hospital after being unconscious for eight minutes.
The forward is expected to be released from Diana Princess of Wales Hospital on Monday, after being kept in for two nights for observation.
The challenge clearly angered Mariners captain John McDermott, who expressed anger at Higginbotham.
McDermott said: "It was disgraceful and I would tell Higginbotham to his face if I saw him.
"It was an absolutely horrendous challenge, there was no way he was going for the ball.
"From the expression on his face, he was out there to hurt Steve. It marred the whole game."