Ryan Christie scored a stunning goal as Aberdeen beat Motherwell 7-2 to move into second place in the SPFL.
The loan Celt struck in the 40th minute to put the Dons 4-0 ahead. Niall McGinn’s short corner to Jonny Hayes was played into the penalty box where Andrew Considine laid the ball off to Christie.
The midfielder was on a short run across the 18 yard line when without break his stride he stabbed a brilliant left foot shot at goal that caught ‘Well keeper Craig Samson by surprise as it flew over his head into the net.
Aberdeen have now won eight of their last nine matches to move into second place in the Premiership and progress to the last eight of the Scottish Cup.
On Sunday they have a lunchtime kick-off away to Kilmarnock knowing that a win will put them six points ahead of Sevco who are away to Dundee later in the day.
With Lee Clark resigning from Kilmarnock yesterday Lee McCulloch is likely to be in charge on Sunday.