St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin hailed a “massive” 2-1 win at Motherwell after his team came from behind to move six points clear of Premiership bottom club Hearts.
Motherwell dominated the first half but only had Liam Donnelly’s penalty to show for their superiority.
Saints took less than five minutes of a much-improved second-half showing to level through Jon Obika.
The visitors sealed their second victory at Fir Park in eight days when Ilkay Durmus fired home with four minutes left.
Goodwin said: “Early on in the season that’s a game we might have been happy to take a point from but we felt Motherwell were there for the taking.
“It is a massive result in the end and those three points could be huge.”