Ross County moved eight points clear at the top of the Championship courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Dunfermline at Victoria Park.
Following a below-par first half display, County emerged with a vastly improved performance after the interval, with Tom Grivosti nodding home his first senior goal to secure the victory.
The result means a failure for Dundee United to defeat Ayr United on Friday will hand County the opportunity to win the title with a victory at home to Partick Thistle the following day.
County made three changes from the side which struck late to secure such a valuable point in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United. Declan McManus, Lewis Spence and Daniel Armstrong dropped to the bench, with Michael Gardyne, Brian Graham and Don Cowie drafted in.
Dunfermline made the brighter start to the game, with an early chance falling to Matthew Todd who saw an effort clawed over the bar by Scott Fox on six minutes.
Todd came even closer with a swerving effort midway through the first half, which clipped the inside of the post before bouncing clear.
County’s only glimmer of a first half opportunity arrived 10 minutes before the break, with Josh Mullin seeing his powerful driven cross from the right knocked over his own bar by Pars defender Danny Devine.
County were dealt a blow on the stroke of half time when Kenny van der Weg pulled up with an injury, with Grivosti brought on in his place.
The Staggies made a far brighter start to the second half, with Gardyne seeing an effort palmed over by Ryan Scully, before Graham knocked Josh Mullin’s cross wide moments later.
County’s breakthrough came just after the hour mark, with Grivosti rising to power Mullin’s corner home at the near post.
The Staggies were twice denied a second in quick succession moments later, with another Mullin corner met by Ross Stewart who saw his header knocked off the line by Faissal El Bakhtaoui, before Graham saw an effort cut out by Scully.
County could have wrapped up the points with a swift breakaway from a Pars corner, with Gardyne setting up Mullin who saw his effort well blocked by the legs of Scully, however County held on.