By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dunfermline remain bottom after losing to Aberdeen while Motherwell beat Falkirk.
Dunfermline remain bottom after losing to Aberdeen, while Motherwell beat Falkirk.
The Pars went in at the break level at East End Park, although The Dons came into life in the second half.
Lee Miller (54) fired the visitors ahead with Darren Mackie's late brace putting a flattering look to the scoreline.
The win moved The Dons back into second while Dunfermline are now alone at the bottom following Motherwell's success.
Hearts missed the chance to close on second place after being held to a goalless draw at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Former captain Steve Pressley was restored to Hearts' line-up, however, he was unable to inspire them to success.
Falkirk took the lead at Fir Park against Motherwell before suffering a 4-2 defeat and finishing a man light.
Anthony Stokes put the visitors ahead, but Richard Foran's spot-kick squared up the contest.
Foran's second penalty fired Motherwell ahead. However, Russell Latapy's 71st minute effort levelled matters.
The goals kept coming as Scott McDonald put Motherwell in front for a second time with Stokes seeing red shortly after for two yellow cards.
Calum Elliot made sure of the point after 83 minutes to secure just Motherwell's fourth SPL win of the season.