CRAIG LEVEIN saw his HEARTS side get back on track with a solid, if unspectacular, 2-1 victory over ST JOHNSTONE at Tynecastle yesterday.
The Edinburgh side saw their 100 per cent start to the campaign come to an end after a goalless draw at home to Livingston last week.
But goals from defenders Peter Haring and Jimmy Dunne, on loan from Burnley, earned all three points over the Perth side with two smart goals before ex-Jambos midfielder Ross Callachan reduced the deficit with 13 minutes to go.
With Rangers playing at Livingston this afternoon, HIBS moved into second place with a 1-0 win over ST MIRREN.
Captain David Gray rose at the back post to head home Stevie Mallan’s corner in the 14th minute.
KILMARNOCK enjoyed a 3-1 triumph over MOTHERWELL at Rugby Park. The visitors took the lead in the 16th minute through Curtis Main, but the striker squandered a great opportunity to double his side’s advantage when he saw his 22nd-minute penalty-kick saved by veteran Jamie MacDonald.
The Ayrshire outfit responded with two goals inside the final six minutes before the break through Chris Burke and Greg Stewart. Eamonn Brophy extended Killie’s lead just before the hour mark from the penalty spot after he had been tripped by Liam Donnelly.
At the bottom, DUNDEE ended a miserable run of six successive defeats by beating HAMILTON ACCIES 2-0. Andy Boyle, on loan from Preston, broke the deadlock seven minutes before half-time, heading in a Calvin Miller free-kick for his first league goal for the club.
French midfielder Karl Madianga wrapped up the points in stoppage-time.