Hibernian took a massive step towards avoiding relegation with a nervy 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
The visitors broke the deadlock when a Leigh Griffiths cross was turned into his own net by Mark Reynolds after seven minutes.
Sean O'Hanlon doubled the lead when he headed home 10 minutes later, but the Dons were much improved in the second half and Scott Vernon pulled a goal back after 53 minutes with a neat finish from close range.
The visitors broke the deadlock when Isaiah Osbourne found Leigh Griffiths on the left wing and his menacing pass across the face of goal was turned into his own net by Reynolds.
Hibs could have doubled their advantage soon after but Garry O'Connor was unable to prod home Thomas Soares' cut-back but a second goal did arrive after 17 minutes when O'Hanlon rose highest to head home a Griffiths corner, much to the delight of the travelling support.
Hibernian continued to look the more lively with O'Connor seeing his low driven free-kick cleared by the Aberdeen defensive wall before Griffiths curled over from the edge of the area.
Hibs should have put the game beyond doubt within five minutes of the restart when George Francomb was played in by Griffiths but the midfielder's shot was well stopped by Jamie Langfield.
And they were to rue that miss after 53 minutes when a Fraser Fyvie cross was headed back across goal by Gavin Rae for Vernon to volley the ball high into the roof of the net.
The hosts almost netted a spectacular equaliser when Kari Arnason evaded the challenge of Jorge Claros before unleashing a powerful drive which was tipped over the bar by Mark Brown.
Hibernian substitute David Wotherspoon should have settled matters with less than 15 minutes remaining when Roy O'Donovan slotted the ball into his path but the midfielder blasted over from only six yards out.