Aberdeen manager Craig Brown was delighted to see his side get their first win and goals of the new season.
And the Dons boss is hopeful they can now go on a winning run after defeating Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 at Pittodrie.
"We are delighted to get off the mark with a league victory," he said.
"I feel that results in this league go in cycles. We have had a bad spell and now I'm hoping this will kick us into a good spell."
The Dons had failed to score in their opening four matches of the new season but took only 12 minutes to go ahead through Rob Milsom.
Scott Vernon then capitalised on a defensive error by Caley Thistle debutant Roman Golobart to add a second before Richie Foran pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining to set up a nervy finish.
"I thought we played exceptionally well in the first half and 2-0 didn't flatter us at half-time," Brown said.
"However, the second half was a transformation and obviously the team behind went out with nothing to lose.
"We were hanging on desperately at the end but I thought we defended well."
If Aberdeen want to continue their winning run, they will have to do so at Ibrox next weekend.
They have not beaten Rangers there for 20 years, but Brown remains hopeful.
"We can try and change that hopefully," Brown added.
"We've played better in the league this season and lost. So we're just a turn of the ball away from a good run."