Stephen O`Donnell netted an extra-time winner as Dundee overcame Arbroath 2-1 in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup.
Arbroath midfielder Gavin Swankie came close to opening his account for the season after six minutes but his close-range strike cannoned off the crossbar.
The home side were indebted to their goalkeeper Darren Hill, who showed brilliant agility to keep out shots by Steven Milne and Jamie McCluskey in quick succession.
Hill's heroics continued after the break as he pulled off a fingertip save to deny McCluskey once again.
Arbroath opened the scoring against the run of play after 77 minutes when Steven Doris crossed for Jordan Elfverson to meet with a decisive header.
However, the lead was short-lived as Milne headed an equaliser moments later to finally breach Hill's resistance.
O'Donnell grabbed the decisive goal for Dundee two minutes into extra-time by meeting Ryan Conroy's corner with a well-placed header.