Motherwell secured a top six finish with a draw at Hearts.
Christopher Long’s first half goal was a deserved reward for the visitors’ performance, but they were pegged back early in the second half with Conor Washington’s close-range strike.
Stephen Robinson stuck with the same starting team which won 4-1 against Ross County in midweek, looking to tighten the grip on third spot.
Both sides had early chances. Declan Gallagher saw a header from a corner go straight at Zlamal from a corner, while there was a heart in the mouth moment straight after.
As Gillespie came outside the box and dealt with a through ball well, his clearance fell at the feet of Clare on the halfway line. Getting the ball out of his feet, his 60-yard shot was perfectly on target and kept out only by the intervention of Campbell, who chested the ball down just short of the line and cleared.
That clearance came at a cost, however, as the midfielder was forced off with injury soon after. Barry Maguire took his place.
Motherwell’s goal would come almost straight after. Halkett’s ball forward was charged down by Long and he was immediately alive to pounce on the second ball.
Bursting away from 40 yards out, he eventually rounded the goalkeeper and found the bottom left corner of the net from a tight angle.
The chance to go two ahead should have arrived moments later. A unique four versus one counter attack from Motherwell saw the visitors queuing up for a chance at goal, with Polworth slipping Hylton in on the right side of the box.
As he went to pull the trigger, he was cleaned out by goalkeeper Zlamal with both feet. But referee Don Robertson ruled the forward fallen over of his own accord and gave a goal kick.
Within three minutes of the start of the second half, Hearts were level. Naismith got free on the left side of the box and fizzed the ball back across for Washington to steer home from close range.
Hearts’ tails were up as they tried to seize the chance to pull themselves off the bottom. But Motherwell stood defensively firm and grew back into the match to carve out a host of chances.
Hylton had the best of the lot with a spectacular half-volley scissor kick from outside the box which looked bound for the bottom corner of the net, only for Zlamal to get down and keep it out at the last second.