Liam Grimshaw netted a memorable first Motherwell goal as the Steelmen came from behind to win at Livingston.
The popular player starred in midfield and followed in Tony Watt’s saved shot to complete the comeback.
Watt himself had levelled the score early in the second half, after Alan Forrest’s first-half opener for the Lions.
Motherwell changed four from the team which started the Premier Sports Cup loss to Dundee.
Bevis Mugabi, Mark O’Hara, Justin Amaluzor and Watt came into the team. Barry Maguire and Liam Donnelly missed out with injury, with Stevie Lawless and Connor Shields dropping to the bench.
Motherwell almost had the dream start four minutes in.
A deep cross to the back post was headed back across by Amaluzor to Woolery. Crowded out at close range, he swung a boot and made a connection but saw his certain goal denied.
Obileye saw a goal disallowed for the hosts but Motherwell were the team in the ascendancy in the opening stages, with Amaluzor causing plenty trouble down the right.
Watt felt he should have had a penalty in the 23rd minute when, surging into the area, he collided with his opponent but nothing was given by referee Napier.
Woolery went close again with a snapshot in the area which hit the bodies in the way,
Livingston though grew into things as the half wore on and made the breakthrough with 10 minutes left.
Moving the ball around on the edge of the area, Forrest managed to engineer space for himself 20 yards out and placed his shot perfectly into the bottom-right corner of the net.
Motherwell came flying out the blocks in the second half and were ahead within two minutes.
A short corner on the right saw O’Hara deliver into the area.
Ojala got up to nod the ball on to Watt, who headed home from close range off the left-hand post.
‘Well started to find their rhythm again, with Watt constantly dropping deep to cause trouble as they went in search of the lead.
Woolery had a golden chance just after the hour mark. Slipped in by the brilliant Grimshaw down the left, his placed shot back across goal was gathered by the goalkeeper.
The game started to open up. Forrest and Anderson were both denied late on the counter for the hosts, but it would be Motherwell who would get the next.
Watt did brilliantly to engineer space on the edge of the box and his low shot was parried out by the home goalkeeper.
Alive to the shot, Grimshaw raced in and stabbed home from close range to net his first in Motherwell colours.
He would then come to the rescue late on, denying Anderson from close range as he pulled the trigger, as the Steelmen held on for their first three points of the league season.