Dundee advanced to the second round of the Irn Bru Cup with a 4-3 penalty win over Hibs. Dan Jefferies netted a late equaliser for the Dees, who opened the scoring through Tom Bradbury in the first half.
The first chance of the game went the way of the young Dees when Cammy Dow met Cedwyn Scott’s cross. The winger’s header didn’t trouble Hibs keeper Paddy Martin as it flashed wide of the far post.
Jack Lambert saw a shot deflected behind for a corner after good link up play from Scott and Matty Henvey. Hibs broke from the resulting corner and forced Sam Jackson into a smart save.
Callum Moore combined with Scott at the edge of the box after a darting run from midfield, but Martin was equal to his low strike after 12 minutes.
Sean Mackie let fly from the edge of the box for Hibs, but his effort sliced harmlessly away from goal.
Dundee looked to have opened the scoring when Scott met a Lambert free kick, but a point blank save from Martin kept the ball out. The keeper’s efforts would prove to be in vain as Lambert clipped in a cross that Tom Bradbury headed into the net after 22 minutes.
The lead would prove to be short lived as Fraser Murray fired Hibs level three minutes after Dundee had opened the scoring. The ball broke to the striker after a last-ditch block from Bradbury, and he made no mistake with an emphatic curling finish from 15 yards.
Hibs were quick to respond as Innes Murray fed the ball into his namesake Fraser, but the striker dragged his shot wide.
Scott was denied by Martin once again as Dundee looked to retake the lead. Henvey teed up his strike partner at the edge of the box, but he could only fire the ball straight at the Hibs stopper.
Henvey drilled an effort wide from 25 yards shortly before half time. A quick break from a Hibs corner saw a Lambert strike deflect wide.