St Johnstone brought their Betfred Cup form into the league and secured their first Premiership win since August on the back of it.
After putting seven past Brechin City last weekend, the Perth men took their tally into doubles figures in two games with five here.
They couldn’t have asked for a better start, that’s for sure.
With less than a minute on the clock Stevie May had scored from close range after being set-up by David Wotherspoon.
The creator then got himself on the scoresheet after 14 minutes with a low 20-yard shot.
The game looked to be all but over just after the half-hour mark when May grabbed his second and Saints’ third with a glancing header from a Craig Conway corner.
Two goals for Accies before the break (Ronan Hughes and Marios Ogkmpoe) put Callum Davidson’s under some second half pressure.
That was only briefly lifted when Conway clinically finished off a Saints counter-attack on 69 minutes.
Ten minutes later it was back to a one-goal game when Hughes followed up a Ross Callachan shot that came back off the bar.
There was one last twist in an incredibly open match, with Conway finding the top corner with a free-kick to make the final scoreline 5-3 to Saints.