Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was delighted to see his tactical instructions finally pay off as Omar Daley marked his first start with the winner in a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
McCall brought in Daley up front alongside Michael Higdon with Jamie Murphy playing just off them in a bid to get behind the Dons defence.
"I looked at the game last year and it was the first time we played the diamond, and probably the only time until today," McCall said. "We tried to get Murphy in behind and Omar's pace is vital when we try to play that way."
He added: "We weren't really happy at half-time, I don't think we got Nicky Law on the ball enough, or Omar or Murph.
"We had a lot of possession in the first half but we didn't do an awful lot with it.
"We didn't get in behind them enough until Murphy's ball to Omar, and it was good skill and a great finish."
Craig Brown has now suffered four defeats in four games against Motherwell since moving from Fir Park to Pittodrie but he feels there is little between the teams.
"It was an even game," Brown said. "I'm still waiting to see our goalkeeper make a save, against a very good team. They are third in the league and didn't involve David Gonzalez at all in the game.
"They had two shots and two goals. I'm not exaggerating when I say that. There was hardly a cross to cut out either. By the same token we didn't have too many threats on Darren Randolph but we're not third in the league, we're down at the bottom.
"So there is no evidence of a gap between the two teams. We conceded two soft goals and that cost us. We didn't do enough to win but I don't think we deserved to lose and there is certainly not a league table between us."