Curtis Main opened his Aberdeen account in style as he scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win for the Dons against Kilmarnock.
Main’s diving header set his side on the way to a comfortable victory with Sam Cosgrove and Scott McKenna also getting on the scoresheet for the home side.
Dons boss Derek McInnes made two changes from the side which won at Hamilton on Wednesday with Andy Considine dropping to the bench while Craig Bryson missed out due to ankle injury he suffered in midweek.
Mikey Devlin and Curtis Main were the players who took their place in the starting 11 and it was Main who delivered the opener in the 11th minute when he stooped to meet Lewis Ferguson’s cross before beating Laurentiu Branescu in the Kilmarnock goal with a fine diving header.
Joe Lewis saved a long range effort from Rory McKenzie but it was the Dons who kept the pressure on Killie and their strong play was rewarded with the second goal before the half hour mark.
Sam Cosgrove got it, powering home his header from Naill McGinn’s delivery into the box for his 16th goal of the season.
Cosgrove hit the post and had a penalty claim waved away in the second half before his replacement Connor McLennan was denied twice by two superb saves from Killie goalkeeper Branescu.
But Aberdeen eventually got their third goal eight minutes from time when Scott McKenna scored from close range after Greg Leigh had flicked on McLennan’s corner.