JAMES SCOTT’S quickfire double salvo guided MOTHERWELL to a comfortable 3-0 victory over rock-bottom ST MIRREN in Paisley.
Stephen Robinson’s side had failed to spark as an attacking threat until the towering attacker netted an excellent solo goal topped off with a low shot into the far corner in the 28th minute and he supplied another impressive finish five minutes later.
The 19-year-old striker’s only other Premiership goal this season was a spectacular effort against the same side and he more than justified his first start since October 19.
Allan Campbell netted from close range midway through the second-half to make certain there was no fightback from Jim Goodwin’s strugglers.
ROSS COUNTY came from behind to take all three points against HIBS following a battling 2-1 victory in Dingwall.
Christian Doidge clamined his seventh goal in five games to fire the Easer Road outfit into the lead, but the Highlanders retaliated after the turnaround with a double from Ross Stewart.
It ends a run of nine games without a win for County, who move to within two points of their opponents in the table.
Steven MacLean rescued a point for under-pressure HEARTS with a late equaliser to deny LIVINGSTON their first win at Tynecastle in over 17 years.
Gary Holt’s men had led through former Hibs midfielder Marvin Bartley’s 33rd-minute opener.
The managerless Edinburgh side were heading to a third straight loss before substitute MacLean pounced on a loose ball inside the area to score in the 88th minute for the leveller.
The game could prove to be Austin MacPhee’s last as the troubled club’s caretaker manager, with the Jambos hoping to appoint Daniel Stendel as Craig Levein’s permanent successor.
ST JOHNSTONE hauled themselves off the foot of the Premiership as they recorded their first clean sheet on the road in 10 months to secure a hard earned point against KILMARNOCK at Rugby Park.