St Johnstone goal hero Tam Scobbie admitted his late winner against Motherwell on Saturday helped redeem himself after an earlier mistake led to the Steelmen taking the lead.
Mark McGhee’s side broke the deadlock when Louis Moult headed past Alan Mannus at a corner with Saints equalising thanks to a David Wotherspoon cracker.
It seemed certain that the game would end with honours even but defender Scobbie popped up at the death to get his head to a free-kick to secure the Perth side a priceless victory, their first since December 5.
Scobbie, who scored his first counter for the club just two weeks ago against Aberdeen, said: “That’s two goals in three games and it was brilliant timing.
“It was a massive win for us. It keeps us right in there behind Ross County.
“It was my man who scored for Motherwell so I felt I had to redeem myself.
“It was a great win for us. We were needing it after a bad run. Hopefully this can kick us on for Tuesday and the rest of the season.
“It was a huge relief. With the run we have been on to go 1-0 down a lot of teams would have crumbled and gone two or three behind.”
Meanwhile, St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown has admitted that the club may have to consider installing a plastic pitch.
The McDiarmid surface has once again taken a pounding this winter making it impossible to play anything close to resembling free-flowing football on it.
Brown said: “We have to give serious consideration to getting an all-weather pitch and it is something we are thinking about.”