Dumbarton manager Stevie Aitken was disappointed to come away with nothing after Livingston struck late on against the Sons on Saturday to win 2-1.

Alan Lithgow struck in the first half for the hosts, before Tom Walsh equalised with 14 minutes to go.

But a late header from Craig Halkett sealed all three points for Livi, with Sons remaining in seventh place.

Aitken said: “We didn’t deserve to lose that game. Anybody could see that in the second half that it was all us.

“We know Livingston were going to come and cause us problems, I thought we dealt with the majority of the physical presence, the style of football they play is that they get the ball forward as quick as they can.

“We had Livingston on the back foot for long spells and created a whole host of chances.

“We hit the bar, scored a great goal and there looked as if there was only going to be one team that was going to go on and win it and it was us, so we’re disappointed that we lost the goal at the end.”

It was Aitken’s 100th game in charge of Dumbarton, and reflected positively on his spell at the club.

He said: “It’s flown in, I’ve loved every minute of it.

“Like anywhere in football you get your ups and your downs but you keep working away, and we’ve had lots of success in terms of what we’re trying to do here and the fact we’re still a Championship club, everybody takes credit for it.

“I’ve enjoyed it so far and hopefully there’s many more.”

Sons take a break from league action this week, and host Aitken’s former club Stranraer on Friday night.

Defender Dougie Hill was taken off injured towards the end of the game, and Greg Morrison cup-tied it leaves Sons thin on the ground with Stuart Carswell, Danny Handling and Grant Gallagher also out injured.