It had been a long time coming but when that elusive victory finally arrived, it was well worth the wait for Dundee fans.
The Dark Blues ripped Hamilton apart on Saturday with Accies simply having no answer to the home side’s attacking verve.
Admittedly, soggy Christmas wrapping paper has greater resilience than that shown by Hamilton’s rearguard with the unfortunate Jamie Sendles-White in particular sure to have nightmares over his performance for a long time to come.
However, nothing should be taken away from the Dundee performance with the result propelling them back up into the top six.
Dens boss Paul Hartley will be hoping that the victory, the first since October, will also be the springboard to send his side on a consistent run of wins for the first time this season.
The only sour notes on a day to savour for the home fans were the sight of long-serving defender Gary Irvine being stretchered off with a knee injury while skipper Kevin Thomson had to be replaced in the first-half after suffering a hamstring problem.
The latter player in particular has had a terrible time with injuries this season and Hartley will be hoping that his influential skipper came off before any lasting damage was caused.
However, Dundee would no doubt prefer to accentuate the positives from Saturday that vital first win for several weeks, Kane Hemmings’ stunning hat-trick, Greg Stewart’s first goal since September and a clean sheet.
All in all, not a bad afternoon’s work.