Peterhead are on the brink of the Betfred Cup second round after a surprise 2-1 win over Premiership side Dundee.
Rory McAllister bagged both the goals as the League One side more than held their own against Paul Hartley’s men.
Greg Stewart’s late strike ultimately proved in vain as the Blue Toon got the result they deserved after a stellar defensive display.
A win on Saturday at Dumbarton would now see Peterhead top the group.
Manager Jim McInally was full of praise for his side and their execution to topple a top-tier team.
He said: “It’s fantastic. It doesn’t happen very often.
“I said to the players before the game, and I meant it, that if they played and defended well, they would have a chance of winning because I believe in them.”
Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes after travel troubles for the Dundee support.
Chances were at a premium in the first half for both sides.
Peterhead’s defence was strong all night, thanks largely to their new defensive tandem.
Fiacre Kelleher, who signed on loan from Celtic just days ago, looked extremely composed alongside fellow new boy Scott Rumsby.
And it was the League One side who opened the scoring after 63 minutes through McALLISTER.
The forward drilled his free-kick under the wall from 20 yards to catch out visiting stopper Scott Bain.
And with two minutes left, Peterhead were able to seal the game from the spot.
After running through on goal, McALLISTER was brought down by Bain for a penalty.
And the 29-year-old confidently placed the resultant spot-kick in the top-left corner.
Dundee’s STEWART pulled one back to set up a frantic finish but the home defence stood firm.
McInally was proud of the way his team responded after defeat at East Fife on Saturday.
He said: “To see the big man (Kelleher) going heading balls in the last five minutes of the game was fantastic because there were a few big headers and he won them.
“Scott Ross at right-back was fantastic and Scott Rumsby, he really stepped up and defended really well. Steven Noble had his best game in a long time, he was back to his old self tonight.
“In the middle of the park, we’ve got some good footballers now so we actually kept some decent possession. We played well at times in the second half.
“Rory was fantastic in the second half, what a handful he was for the top players and I’m just glad we hung on in at the end.”
When told the ramifications of the result, even McInally seemed surprised his side could top the group after the defeat against East Fife on Saturday.
He said: “Is that right? It’s fantastic. It’s brilliant.
“I was looking at the prize money if you finish second or third and it’s higher so it’s made for an interesting day on Saturday.
“Everybody wrote us off thinking that was it and it’s typical of us to come back and beat an SPL team.”