Aberdeen continued the feel-good factor of their recent BetFred Cup semi-final win over Rangers by overcoming Hamilton 3-0 at Pittodrie.
The Dons were 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of goals from captain Graeme Shinnie and on loan Manchester United striker James Wilson.
Defender Mikey Devlin added to the score-line on the hour mark with a long range effort.
Aberdeen made just one enforced change to the side that dumped Rangers 1-0 in the BetFred Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday.
Left-back Andy Considine was an enforced absentee having suffered a neck injury at Hampden.
The defender required eight minutes of treatment on the pitch following a head knock and was stretchered off to hospital.
Thankfully the injury was not as serious as initially feared and Considine is expected to return for Sunday’s Premiership trip to Kilmarnock.
The Dons grabbed the lead in the eighth minute following a period of concerted pressure.
Grraeme Shinnie lurked outside the penalty area and was picked out by a corner kick from Niall McGinn.
The Dons skipper fired a low 20 yard drive beyond keeper Gary Woods and into the far corner.
Hamilton were denied an equalizer moments later when Aaron McGowan’s powerful drive along the face of goal beat keeper Joe Lewis only to crack off the post.
Aberdeen doubled their advantage in the 23rd minute with a superb strike from on loan Manchester United striker James WILSON.
The Old Trafford centre-forward fired a magnificent 25 yard dipping strike into the far corner.
It was a touch of class from Wilson who is at Pittodrie on a season long loan.
It was nearly 3-0 in the 40th minute when Scott Wright shimmied past a challenge at the edge of the penalty area before shooting inches over the cross bar.
The Reds’ dominance continued after the break when Wright broke through on goal, weaving through two challenges.
However his 15 yard drive was saved by the diving Woods.
On the hour mark it was 3-0 when Mikey DEVLIN fired in a 30 yard shot from the right that keeper Woods got a touch to it..
He should have kept it out but the ball went over the line as the Reds threatened to run riot.
Moments later Shay Logan unleashed a superb 35 yard drive only to be denied a stunning goal by a diving save from Woods.
Hamilton’s night got even worse in injury time when Dougie Imrie was sent off in injury time for a second yellow following a foul on Shinnie.
ABERDEEN: Lewis, Logan, Lowe, Devlin, McKenna, Shinnie, Ferguson, McGinn, Mackay-Steven, Wright, Wilson.
Subs: May (for Mackay-Steven 65), McLennan (for Wilson 74), Anderson (for Wright 80)
Subs not used: Cerny, Ball, Gleeson, Cosgrove.
HAMILTON: Woods, McGowan, McMann, Gordon, Tshiembe, Kilgallon, Imrie, Bingham, Miller, Martin, Brustad.
Subs: Keatings (for Brustad 42), Penny (for Martin 68), Smith (for Bingham 80)
Subs not used: Marsden, Want, Kelly, Sowah.
Referee: Greig Aitken.