Ryan Edmondson bagged his first two Aberdeen goal as his side ran out 4-2 victors against Hamilton Accies.
The on-loan Leeds striker scored two of the Dons’ first-half goals, with Tommie Hoban and Lewis Ferguson also on target.
David Moyo pulled a goal back for Hamilton and Ross Callachan netted from the spot in the second half.
It takes Aberdeen into third in the Premiership table, ahead of Celtic coming to the Granite City on Sunday.
The Dons handed a first start to Edmondson up front and drafted in Dylan McGeouch to midfield, with Ross McCrorie and Connor McLennan dropping to the bench.
The home side did have an early scare when Jonny Hayes went down after an aerial collision with Hamilton full-back Lee Hodson. After treatment from the respective medical teams, both players were cleared to continue.
Aberdeen took the lead in relatively simple fashion on 14 minutes. After a Scott Wright cross was turned behind for a corner, Ryan Hedges’ delivery was met by Tommie Hoban to head home.
The pressure on Accies was not let up and the Dons extended their advantage seven minutes later, with Ferguson finding the top corner with a fantastic long-range strike.
It was soon 3-0, as Hayes squared for Edmondson to tap in for his first Aberdeen goal as a shell-shocked Hamilton had no answer.
Hayes was eventually replaced on 33 minutes but Aberdeen continued their assault on the Hamilton goal. Wright closed down an attempted clearance by Shaun Want, with Edmondson collecting the ball and clipping over Fulton for his second and Aberdeen’s fourth.
Had Aberdeen made it five before the break with an intricate bit of play from Wright and Marley Watkins – the former teeing up the latter’s delightful backheel that was clung on to by Fulton – it would not have been undeserved.
The second half was not as aggressive from the home side, with McGeouch and Edmondson replaced by Funso Ojo and McCrorie, and Aberdeen were able to hold the visitors at arms’ length for a period.
Brian Rice’s side were given a chance to reduce the deficit further by virtue of a dubious penalty, with Andy Considine adjudged to have blocked Hodson’s cross with his arm. Both he and Joe Lewis contested Nick Walsh’s decision, with Callachan narrowly beating the Dons goalkeeper from the spot.
The away side displayed greater energy in coming after the Dons but were unable to test Lewis further, with Aberdeen running out deserved wins.