Motherwell saw off a poor Dundee 3-0 in the Scottish Premier League at Dens Park thanks to goals from the striker Michael Higdon and Nicky Law's second-half double as they remained on course to secure second place. Higdon put Stuart McCall's men on the road to victory with a ninth-minute header before midfielder Law struck in the 63rd and 79th minutes to end any hopes the Dark Blues had of a comeback. Dundee remain 13 points adrift at the foot of the table with relegation looming but for Well it rounded off the perfect week after manager McCall had signed a new contract to extend his stay at Fir Park.
Inverness kept up their pursuit of European football with a 2-1 win against Hibs at Easter Road. Second-half goals from Ross Draper and Andrew Shinnie, either side of Leigh Griffiths' 23rd goal of the season, were enough to earn Caley victory, keeping them three points behind Motherwell and extending their lead over fourth-placed Ross County to five points. For Hibs the result dulled the return to the club of the Scotland international Kevin Thomson and leaves the club languishing in eighth place, having won only one of their past nine league games at Easter Road.
James Fowler's second-minute goal proved enough to seal the points for Kilmarnock against Ross County at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Jeroen Tesselaar swung a cross in from the left and Rory McKenzie's lay-off was swept high into the net by Fowler. It was only County's third SPL defeat of the season at home but they should never have lost having dominated most of the match. Kille's goalkeeper, Cammy Bell, made a stunning save in the second minute of injury time when he denied Steffen Wohlfarth.