It was probably fitting that it happened that way.
An unbeaten home record stretching back eight months and 12 games didn’t deserve to be ended with a ricochet, an own goal or a goalmouth scramble.
A line was drawn under it by two of the sweetest strikes McDiarmid Park has witnessed in that period and for a long time before.
Tommy Wright had a conundrum over which goalkeeper to play given Zander Clark’s excellence in Alan Mannus’s absence.
But if the pair of them had been put between the posts they would have still had a job on their hands to keep the stunning strikes of Steven Lawless and Gary Miller out.
There was frustration from the players and management that their second half efforts weren’t rewarded with a deserved draw, but that will soon pass.
Yes, Saints have been better in recent weeks and they could have been more clinical, but this was no great form slump.
It was two goal of the season contenders that were their undoing.
So parking the defeat won’t be a problem.
It should just be a blip.