The games are coming thick and fast just now in Scotland’s top flight, and another exhilarating card of fixtures was held on Wednesday night.
Whilst there was euphoria for the likes of Hamilton, others like St Mirren had a night that is best forgotten.
Here are five things we learned.
Hope is dwindling for St Mirren
With good results for teams around them, St Mirren needed a win last night against Motherwell. Instead the Buddies turned in another poor display, being beaten by the Steelmen 2-1.
The Buddies played well in spells, but ultimately, they don’t have the quality to compete with the better teams in the Premiership. It could be a long few months for the St Mirren faithful, with relegation looking more like a matter of when, not if.
Aberdeen miss a massive opportunity
On a night dominated by controversy, Aberdeen lost ground on the top two. The Dons fell 4-2 to Rangers, with the game being marred by Scott McKenna’s and Alfredo Morelos’ red cards.
The bigger talking point for Aberdeen fans has to be the chance to move into second. It could have given Derek McInnes’ men a massive lift, and a point clear in second.
Instead they are five points behind Rangers, with an uphill battle to break into the top two ahead of them now.
George Oakley could save Hamilton
Brian Rice oversaw his first victory as Hamilton boss, with new signing George Oakley’s double firing Accies to a 2-1 win over St Johnstone.
If his performance against the Saints is anything to go by, Oakley could fire Accies to safety. His pace and power was too much for Tommy Wright’s men, and he clearly has a killer touch in front of goal.
Accies have lacked a talisman all season, and Rice may have found one in Oakley.
Dundee rue late penalty miss
Dundee would have been well worth three points against Kilmarnock at Dens Park, with a spirited performance seeing the Dee push Killie all the way.
The Dark Blues won a penalty in the 94th minute, with veteran striker Kenny Miller tasked with delivering the three points from the spot. His penalty was poor, and easily saved by Daniel Bachmann in the Killie goal.
It could have been a vital three points, and whilst a point is good, missed chances like this could come back to haunt Dundee at the end of the season.
Hastie, Campbell, Turnbull
Motherwell are rocking just now, and three academy graduates have been at the heart of their good form.
Jake Hastie, Allan Campbell and David Turnbull were instrumental again for the Steelmen. The trio inspired Stephen Robinson’s side to a 2-1 victory over St Mirren. Hastie scored a goal of the season contender to start proceedings, and Campbell finished the job in the second half, with Turnbull pulling the strings in midfield.
They are three players at the top of their game just now. The full Motherwell team is benefiting because of it.