Motherwell returned from the break with a well-earned point away at St Johnstone.
Mark O’Hara’s goal from a flowing team move was cancelled out in the first half by Stevie May’s penalty.
The enforced absence of Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire saw Bevis Mugabi return at central defence, with Robbie Crawford making his first start alongside O’Hara and Liam Polworth in midfield.
The hosts dominated the bulk of the earlier possession, looking to craft opportunities down the flanks.
But it would be Motherwell who would take the lead. With 17 minutes played, Stephen O’Donnell set off down the right hand side.
Moving the ball infield, combination play between O’Hara, Watt and then Polworth saw the latter’s shot ricochet up into the path of the onrushing O’Hara, who powered home his shot from just inside the area.
The goal settled the Steelmen as the game settled into a more even affair. But they would be pegged back with 10 minutes left in the half.
Bursting into the box, May went down under the attentions of Bevis Mugabi. The referee immediately pointed to the spot, with May stepping up to take the kick.
Chapman went the right way at the penalty but the ferocity of the shot saw it bulge the net and bring the Saints level.
Wotherspoon saw a shot blocked by Cole and O’Hara saw a header drop wide as both sides traded half chances as the half wore on, but they would go in level at the break.
An even start to the second half saw both sides trading possession, but chances were few and far between.
Chapman dealt with efforts from May and Bryson, while Christopher Long made a short-lived sub appearance for 15 minutes, before being forced off injured.
Both sides pressed on in the latter stages but a draw was a fair reflection.
Motherwell: Chapman, O’Donnell, Mugabi, Gallagher, McGinley, Crawford, O’Hara, Polworth, Cole (Long 62, Lamie 77), Lang (White 87), Watt.
Subs not used: Archer, Grimshaw, Devine, Cornelius, Hastie, Seedorf.