Motherwell showed grit and character to grind out a fifth straight Ladbrokes Premiership victory at St Mirren.
Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell goals in either half got the win for the men in claret, as they recovered from a potentially morale-sapping equaliser to roar up the park and grab the winner.
Stephen Robinson elected to remain unchanged for the third successive match, with his substitute bench also remaining the same from the weekend win over Livingston.
After scrappy opening exchanges, the game immediately exploded into life through Hastie.
Challenging the full back Muzek, he cut inside from the right, beat another and then rocketed a left-footed effort into the top right corner of the net, via the crossbar, past a stunned goalkeeper.
St Mirren, in truth, had the better chances in the first half thereafter. Nazon was denied a goal through an incredible point blank save from Gillespie, and substitute McAllister curled over shortly after.
Motherwell’s first half was a succession of set plays which failed to create any further serious chances, while the hosts had plenty possession but mainly in their own half.
St Mirren again enjoyed possession in the second period, but the best chances fell to the Steelmen.
The second arguably should have came. A three versus two situation saw link up play between Campbell, Ariyibi and Hastie. The latter finally squared to Main for a tap in, but he just made his run too early and the ball was cleared.
With 17 minutes left, the hosts were level. At the second bite after a corner, Dreyer got the ball into the area for Paul McGinn to loop a brilliant header over Gillespie.
Motherwell’s heads could have went down, but they roared back to life shortly after to claim the winner. Elliott Frear’s outstanding cross from the left met the run of Campbell brilliantly, leaving the midfielder no option but to power an excellent header home to send the travelling crowd wild.