Aberdeen began their Scottish Premiership campaign with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Hamilton Accies.
Anthony O’Connor gave the Dons the lead when he headed home Aberdeen’s 8,000th competitive goal in the 26th minute.
The Accies finished the game with 10 men when French defender Xavier Tomas was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 62nd minute with Miles Storey completing the scoring in the final minute.
It was a pleasing response to Thursday’s Europa League defeat by Apollon Limassol in Larnaca.
The Dons made four changes from the team that started in Cyprus with Kari Arnason, Greg Tansey, Nicky Maynard and Scott Wright coming in for Mark Reynolds, Greg Stewart, Gary Mackay-Steven and the suspended Jayden Stockley.
The visitors had an early chance to take the lead when Greg Docherty crossed for the unmarked Steven Boyd who fired over from close range.
Accies were made to pay for that miss in the 26th minute when O’Connor’s glancing header from a Tansey free kick found the bottom corner.
They were almost punished again moments later when a terrible clearance from Gary Woods fell to Ryan Christie but his attempted chip was just too high.
A low drive from Scott Wright was saved before an off-balance Christie missed an open goal after a Maynard shot was spilled by Woods.
Hamilton were reduced to 10 men in the 62nd minute when defender Tomas was shown a second yellow card in the space for a foul on Christie, nine minutes after receiving his first booking
It looked like the Dons had got the decisive second goal to kill off the game as a contest in the 70th minute when he rounded Woods but Accies substitute Massimo Donati managed to hack the ball off the line.
But it was Dons substitute Storey who completed the scoring in the final minute with a curling effort from the edge of the area after good play by Graeme Shinnie.