Ross County conceded a late goal for the second time in a week as Ayo Obileye’s header snatched a Scottish Premiership draw for Livingston.
The defender nodded in at the back post in the 89th minute to deny County a fourth win in eight games.
It cancelled out David Cancola’s stunning 25-yard strike just before the break which had County ahead.
They were heading three points clear of St Johnstone at the foot of the table, but edge just one ahead instead.
Livingston are five further ahead in eighth place despite being denied a third straight victory.
County also came into the game in good form, having registered 11 points from their last 21 available and pushed Celtic until the 97th minute on Wednesday, when Anthony Ralston’s winner sunk them.
Cancola’s spectacular curling effort on the stroke of half-time had them in control despite a scrappy opening 45 minutes, and they were the width of the bar away from going two goals up in the second half.
But substitute Ross Callachan’s strike cannoned off the woodwork and did not drop in, which left them defending their own box late on from a Livingston side who shelled in crosses, with Nicky Devlin and Alan Forrest testing goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer.
Jack Fitzwater passed up three good chances with his head across the 90 minutes, and Obileye missed another, before the Londoner charged in at the back post to head in James Penrice’s high, hanging delivery to cruelly punish the visitors.
And Livingston also snatched a winner at the death when Jason Holt’s 20-yard drive flicked off the cross bar with Maynard-Brewer beaten in stoppage time.
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- 6ObileyeBooked at 90mins
- 29PenriceBooked at 72mins
- 21McMillanSubstituted forBaileyat 57′minutes
- 10SibbaldSubstituted forPittmanat 70′minutes
- 22ShinnieSubstituted forAndersonat 74′minutes
- 2RandallBooked at 88mins
- 5BaldwinBooked at 90mins
- 17Charles-CookBooked at 78minsSubstituted forWatsonat 85′minutes
- 4CancolaBooked at 34mins
- 7SpittalSubstituted forBurroughsat 82′minutes
- 10SamuelSubstituted forCallachanat 66′minutes
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Match ends, Livingston 1, Ross County 1.
Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Ross County 1.
Jack Baldwin (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Odin Bailey (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Baldwin (Ross County).
Foul by Stephane Omeonga (Livingston).
Ross Callachan (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jason Holt (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Alan Forrest (Livingston) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Odin Bailey.
Attempt blocked. Connor Randall (Ross County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Vokins.
Foul by James Penrice (Livingston).
Connor Randall (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Ayo Obileye (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Livingston 1, Ross County 1. Ayo Obileye (Livingston) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by James Penrice with a cross.
Connor Randall (Ross County) is shown the yellow card.
Stephane Omeonga (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross Callachan (Ross County).
Substitution, Ross County. Keith Watson replaces Regan Charles-Cook.
Foul by Nicky Devlin (Livingston).
Jack Burroughs (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.