Motherwell’s reserves recovered from two goals down to defeat Aberdeen 4-2 in the SPFL Reserve League on Monday.
Doubles from Conor Sammon and James Scott secured a victory which takes the team near the top of the table, after the Dons had went ahead through two early penalty kicks.
David Devine was ruled to have fouled Seb Ross in the box within the opening minute, with David Dangana scoring from the resulting spot kick.
Ten minutes later, Dangana was again on target from the spot after being ruled to have been fouled in the area by Adam Livingstone.
Undeterred, Maurice Ross’ side stuck to their principles and were rewarded with two quickfire goals between the 25th and 30th minutes.
Sammon got both, each coming from Elliott Frear shots which found their way to the Irish striker.
Shortly before the break, the ‘Well had the lead. Frear was brought down in the area, with Scott stepping up to slam the ball home.
Dangana missed the chance to net a hat-trick of penalties, when he put his effort wide of the goal.
Then, with 20 minutes to go, Scott had his second and Motherwell’s fourth. A Frear cutback saw the forward step away from his marker, before smashing the ball past the goalkeeper.
With two games left to go in the league, the young Steelmen are two points behind top side Celtic, who have a game in hand. Dundee away lie in wait next, before the final day visit of Celtic.
Motherwell: Ferguson, Cadden (MacDonald), Devine, Hussain (Bowers), Livingstone, McAlear, Cornelius, Frear (Watson), Semple, Scott, Sammon (Rehman).
Subs not used: Hemfrey, Starrs, McGuigan.