James McFadden rescued a deserved point for Motherwell against St Mirren at Fir Park and edged them closer to European football next season. McFadden curled in a free-kick with six minutes remaining to secure a 2-2 draw.
Motherwell took the lead in the first half when Michael Higdon headed in his 23rd goal of the season, before Conor Newton's long-range shot restored parity and Lewis Guy struck in the 75th minute. The result ensured Motherwell finished the weekend as they started it – in second place, three points clear of Inverness and eight points ahead of the chasing pack in the race for a Europa League spot.
Kilmarnock squandered the chance to clinch a place in the top six of the Scottish Premier League as Dundee came up with a 2-1 away victory that spares them relegation for at least another week. The former Killie playmaker Gary Harkins returned to Ayrshire for the first time since his move to Dens Park and scored a goal in each half. Kris Boyd equalised three minutes before Harkins's decisive second goal. Boyd's effort extended his record-breaking tally of SPL goals to 166, but just as Killie looked set to sneak through on goal difference, Rory Boulding's last-gasp winner for Dundee United against Aberdeen at Tannadice meant Jackie McNamara's team snatched Killie's place in the top half of the table. The 1-0 defeat meant a disappointing end to the Aberdeen manager Craig Brown's 36-year managerial career as he now steps aside for Derek McInnes to take over.
Three goals in five minutes earned Hearts a 4-2 victory over Ross County at Tynecastle. The visitors had been leading 2-1 going into the last quarter of an hour with goals from Steffen Wohlfarth coming either side of Michael Ngoo's 49th-minute leveller. The substitute Jason Holt equalised for the hosts on 79 minutes before an Evangelos Ikonomou own goal gave the home side the lead a minute later. Ngoo then completed the goal flurry in the 84th minute. County's third successive defeat has left them trailing Inverness by six points in the race for European football next season.