Scottish Cup: St Johnstone beat Livingston 2-0 to reach the fifth round
St Johnstone sealed their place in the Scottish Cup fifth round as Stevie May and Sanel Jahic sunk Livingston 2-0.
Last Updated: 01/12/13 12:25pm
St Johnstone sealed their passage to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with goals from Stevie May and Sanel Jahic in a 2-0 win over Livingston.
A glancing header from Livi's Callum Fordyce forced Alan Mannus into a fine one-handed save in the opening exchanges in Perth.
David Wotherspoon's free-kick from 20 yards then whistled narrowly wide of the right-hand post as the home side found their feet.
When Stevie May (24) picked up an astute Brian Easton pass the on-song Saints striker blasted past Kevin Walker for his 12th goal of an increasingly productive season.
Wotherspoon was inches away from adding a second for the hosts before Mark McNulty saw his effort correctly chalked off for offside.
May went close again for the hosts but the lively McNulty caught the eye again, once more making Mannus work for his match fee.
A corner from the left then fell for Jahic (62) and the Bosnian gleefully bundled in his first-ever goal for the Perth side from two yards.
Livi to their credit continued to play and probe but it was the hosts who went closest before the final whistle as Rory Fallon's header crashed back off the bar.