Scottish Premier League newcomers Dundee needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat Third Division outfit Peterhead in the Scottish Communites League Cup.

Barry Smith's side were held to a goalless draw over 120 minutes before prevailing from the spot.

The visitors sported SPL-style numbers on their shirts but did not look a top-flight side in front of only 844 fans.

Peterhead's Rory McAllister had a late goal disallowed before goalkeeper Rab Douglas starred in the shoot-out.

Conroy celebrates after scoring the winning penalty at Balmoor Stadium

Conroy celebrates after scoring the winning penalty at Balmoor Stadium

The veteran former Celtic and Scotland number one saved from Callum McDonald before Scott McLaughlin hit the crossbar as Kevin McBride, John Baird, Gary Irvine and Ryan Conroy gave Dundee victory.

An injury crisis had forced Smith to name himself as a substitute alongside the half-fit Jamie McCluskey on an otherwise youthful Dundee bench, though Matt Lockwood started despite uncertainty over his contract situation.

Baird volleyed over inside a minute and Neil McGregor headed wide from a corner, but the Blue Toon went close when McAllister's shot flashed just wide.

Douglas had to be at his best midway through the first half to save a McLaughlin free-kick.

Dundee threatened before half-time when Graham Webster met a corner and his header was cleared off the line by Scott Ross for another corner, from which goalkeeper Paul Jarvie denied McGregor.

Jarvie saved from Leighton McIntosh and Conroy before the interval, but Peterhead strikers Robbie Winters and McAllister had shots go just wide at the start of the second half.

McGregor took the sting out of McAllister's 70th-minute effort before Baird went close for Dundee.

Peterhead had a late goal disallowed for a foul by McAllister, taking the match to extra-time.

Webster beat Jarvie to an Irvine long ball but could not divert it on target.

Home substitute Bryan Deasley should have scored when picked out by McAllister at the far post and McGregor and Douglas did well to deny Deasley and McLaughlin respectively as Dundee avoided a shock first-round defeat.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Peterhead

  • 00 Jarvie
  • 00 Strachan
  • 00 Ross
  • 00 MacDonald
  • 00 Cowie (McBain - 94' )
  • 00 Redman (Mcguire - 102' )
  • 00 McLaughlin
  • 00 Sharp Booked
  • 00 Noble
  • 00 Winters (Deasley - 69' )
  • 00 McAllister

Substitutes

  • 00 Knowles
  • 00 McBain
  • 00 Kelly
  • 00 Deasley
  • 00 Mcguire

Dundee

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 04 Benedictus Booked
  • 05 McGregor
  • 06 Gallagher
  • 07 Webster (Reid - 110' )
  • 08 McBride
  • 11 Conroy
  • 09 McIntosh
  • 10 Baird

Substitutes

  • 12 Baird
  • 15 Reid
  • 17 Smith
  • 14 McCluskey
  • 16 Daniel John Cavanagh
Ref: Brines
Att: 844

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

3 1

Corners

1 8

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

123:38 Penalty

Ryan Conroy scores a penalty. Peterhead 1-4 Dundee on penalties.

122:54

Penalty missed by Scott McLaughlin.

122:38 Penalty

Gary Irvine scores a penalty. Peterhead 1-3 Dundee on penalties.

122:00

A save by Rab Douglas from penalty by Callum MacDonald.

121:35 Penalty

John Baird scores a penalty. Peterhead 1-2 Dundee on penalties.

121:00 Penalty

Rory McAllister scores a penalty. Peterhead 1-1 Dundee on penalties.

120:03 Penalty

Penalty scored by Kevin McBride. Peterhead 0-1 Dundee on penalties.

120:01

The first player steps forward to start the penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +1:02

The match goes to a penalty shoot-out.

119:56

Kyle Benedictus challenges Stephen Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Strachan, Kevin McBride manages to make a clearance.

119:33

Bryan Deasley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Neil McGregor.

118:33

Shot by Roy McBain from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

117:53

Ryan Conroy produces a cross, save by Paul Jarvie.

117:15

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy, clearance by Callum MacDonald.

115:48

Callum MacDonald produces a cross, clearance by Neil McGregor.

115:16

Declan Gallagher challenges Stephen Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Strachan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Declan Gallagher.

114:48

Bryan Deasley sends in a cross, Scott McLaughlin takes a shot. Comfortable save by Rab Douglas.

114:02

Rory McAllister has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

113:04

Centre by Rory McAllister, Neil McGregor makes a clearance.

112:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum MacDonald by Leighton McIntosh. Scott Ross takes the free kick.

111:55

Centre by Roy McBain, Bryan Deasley produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

110:40

The ball is swung over by Roy McBain, save by Rab Douglas.

109:45

Shot by John Baird from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

108:48 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reid is brought on as a substitute for Graham Webster.

108:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Baird. Paul Jarvie restarts play with the free kick.

105:01

The referee blows to get the second half of extra time under way.

103:23

Ryan Conroy concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Sharp. Free kick taken by Paul Jarvie.

102:57

Bryan Deasley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kyle Benedictus takes the direct free kick.

101:55 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Maguire joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Redman.

101:11

The ball is sent over by Steven Noble, Kyle Benedictus makes a clearance.

99:51

Centre by Steven Noble, Graham Webster makes a clearance.

99:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil McGregor by Rory McAllister. Graham Webster takes the direct free kick.

97:20

Rory McAllister is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

94:46

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Rory McAllister misses to the left of the target.

93:09

Graham Webster takes the direct free kick.

93:09 Substitution

Substitution Roy McBain is brought on as a substitute for Dean Cowie.

93:09

Foul by Callum MacDonald on Leighton McIntosh, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1:03

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

87:34

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Neil McGregor.

87:17

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McLaughlin. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Strachan.

85:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan Gallagher on Scott McLaughlin. Direct free kick taken by James Redman.

84:59

The referee blows for offside against Rory McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

79:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McBride, Scott Ross manages to make a clearance.

79:18

Graham Webster crosses the ball, Callum MacDonald manages to make a clearance.

77:17

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jarvie.

75:38

John Baird has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

73:26

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Ross. Free kick taken by Scott Ross.

70:21

Ryan Conroy fouled by James Redman, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ryan Conroy, clearance made by Ryan Strachan.

69:53

Rory McAllister takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.

69:04

Unfair challenge on Leighton McIntosh by Ryan Strachan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Declan Gallagher.

68:10 Substitution

Substitution Bryan Deasley comes on in place of Robert Winters.

63:06 Booking

Booking Graeme Sharp goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

61:58

Kyle Benedictus crosses the ball, clearance made by Graeme Sharp.

61:41

Foul by Graham Webster on Callum MacDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Ross.

59:17

Robert Winters produces a cross, save by Rab Douglas.

57:43

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy, Scott Ross manages to make a clearance.

55:44

Rory McAllister has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

54:39

Leighton McIntosh challenges Dean Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Callum MacDonald takes the direct free kick.

53:26

Unfair challenge on John Baird by James Redman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lockwood.

52:11

Robert Winters produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

51:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Redman by Matthew Lockwood. Ryan Strachan takes the direct free kick.

50:08

Graeme Sharp crosses the ball, Kevin McBride has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

49:26

The ball is swung over by Matthew Lockwood, Paul Jarvie makes a save.

47:23

Foul by Rory McAllister on Neil McGregor, free kick awarded. Rab Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

46:18

Callum MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Baird. Graham Webster restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:47

Handball decision goes against Leighton McIntosh. Paul Jarvie takes the free kick.

43:19

Gary Irvine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Cowie. Direct free kick taken by Dean Cowie.

40:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Conroy, clearance made by James Redman.

40:13

Ryan Conroy takes a shot. Paul Jarvie makes a save.

39:49

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Strachan from the right by-line, save made by Rab Douglas.

39:26

Rory McAllister produces a cross, Neil McGregor manages to make a clearance.

37:24

Scott Ross concedes a free kick for a foul on John Baird. Declan Gallagher takes the direct free kick, Centre by Rab Douglas, clearance by James Redman.

37:03

Ryan Strachan produces a cross, save by Rab Douglas.

36:36

The ball is swung over by Scott McLaughlin, clearance by Declan Gallagher.

32:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Declan Gallagher on Robert Winters. Free kick taken by Ryan Strachan.

32:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Webster by Steven Noble. Graham Webster takes the direct free kick.

31:32

The referee blows for offside against Rory McAllister. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

29:52

Kyle Benedictus produces a cross.

28:48

Leighton McIntosh delivers the ball, save made by Paul Jarvie.

28:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graham Webster, clearance made by Scott Ross.

27:45

Ryan Conroy takes the outswinging corner, Shot from 18 yards by Neil McGregor. Blocked by Scott Ross.

27:04

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy, Scott Ross makes a clearance.

25:57

Rory McAllister is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Declan Gallagher takes the direct free kick.

23:52

Scott McLaughlin shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Rab Douglas.

23:52 Booking

Booking Kyle Benedictus goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

23:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Benedictus on Steven Noble.

22:34

Foul by Dean Cowie on John Baird, free kick awarded. Declan Gallagher takes the direct free kick.

21:17

Graeme Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Conroy. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

19:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Irvine by Callum MacDonald. Neil McGregor takes the free kick.

15:19

Rory McAllister is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rab Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

15:04

The ball is swung over by Gary Irvine, Scott Ross manages to make a clearance.

14:58

John Baird delivers the ball, Dean Cowie manages to make a clearance.

12:04

Shot by Rory McAllister from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

11:25

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jarvie.

10:19

Unfair challenge on Gary Irvine by Callum MacDonald results in a free kick. Kevin McBride takes the free kick.

8:05

Corner taken right-footed by Graham Webster, Headed effort from inside the area by Declan Gallagher misses to the right of the goal.

7:46

Ryan Conroy sends in a cross, Scott Ross makes a clearance.

7:05

The offside flag is raised against Robert Winters. Rab Douglas takes the indirect free kick.

5:21

Scott McLaughlin fouled by Graham Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Ryan Strachan from the free kick.

4:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Irvine by James Redman. Matthew Lockwood takes the free kick.

1:39

Centre by Graeme Sharp, clearance made by Kyle Benedictus.

1:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum MacDonald by Kyle Benedictus. Ryan Strachan restarts play with the free kick.

0:15

Shot from just outside the box by John Baird goes over the crossbar.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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