Kheredine Idessane, BBC Sport Scotland at McDiarmid Park
A couple of weeks ago, St Johnstone were still waiting for their first Premiership win of the season, a run which cost Steven MacLean his job.
In the three matches since, they've taken seven points from nine and pushed themselves two places up the table.
The quality moments were very few and far between in this one but all came from the home side. Far from a classic, but Saints well worth their three points in the end.
For County, they'll just be glad to see the back of a run of five fixtures which has seen them play four away from home and one at home to Celtic.
They got draws at Dundee, Motherwell and Hibs but couldn't hold on here and will have to pose more of a threat in and around goal than they did here in Perth.