New signings Simon Ferry, Greg Stewart and Luka Tankulic scored debut goals as Dundee beat Peterhead in the Scottish League Cup first round.

Summer arrival from Portsmouth Ferry opened his account when he prodded in a loose ball from close range.

Former Cowdenbeath striker Stewart got in on the act just before half-time when he drove Kevin Thomson's pass into the bottom corner.

Peter MacDonald headed in Dundee's third before Tankulic struck late on.

Peter MacDonald scores for Dundee against Peterhead

MacDonald opened his account for the season in the second half

Peterhead, newly-promoted to Scottish League One, were given a taste of what was to come as early as the fourth minute when another recent Dundee signing, Gary Harkins, hit the crossbar.

And Dundee, who have moved up to the Premiership for this season, continued to pressurise up until Ferry's opener.

Tankulic surged into the box and forced a save by Graeme Smith only for Ferry to net the rebound.

However, the Blue Toon almost levelled when a Scott Ross header was cleared off the line by Thomson.

Debutant Paul McGowan had a hand in Dundee's second, slipping in Stewart to finish powerfully from 12 yards.

A poor pass by Kyle Benedictus gave Peterhead an opening early in the second half by Rory McAllister turned over following set-up work by Jamie Redman and Andy Rogers.

MacDonald rose unchallenged to nod home Tankulic's to settle any lingering nerves for the hosts.

And Tankulic rounded things off with a well-taken eight-yard finish from Harkins' deft cross to set Paul Hartley's men up for next week's top-flight opener against Kilmarnock at Dens Park.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 03 Dyer
  • 04 Konrad
  • 19 McGinn
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 18 McGowan
  • 10 Thomson
  • 11 Ferry (McBride - 67' )
  • 29 Harkins
  • 21 Tankulic (Boyle - 85' )
  • 15 Stewart (MacDonald - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 08 McBride
  • 09 MacDonald
  • 23 Boyle
  • 27 Adam
  • 30 Kerr

Peterhead

  • 01 Smith
  • 05 Ross
  • 06 Donaldson
  • 04 Smith
  • 10 Stevenson (Brown - 85' )
  • 02 Sharp
  • 03 Noble
  • 11 Strachan Booked (Gilfillan - 71' )
  • 08 Redman
  • 09 McAllister
  • 07 Rodgers (Cox - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Gilfillan
  • 14 Cox
  • 15 Brown
  • 16 McCann
  • 17 Richardson
  • 21 Jarvie
Ref: William Collum
Att: 3,079

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

8 1

Corners

13 4

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 4, Peterhead 0.

90:00 +0:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 4, Peterhead 0.

90:00 +0:03

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Thomas Konrad.

89:34

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Thomas Konrad.

88:17

Attempt saved. Steven Noble (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

87:00

Willie Dyer (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:37

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

85:32

Foul by Willie Dyer (Dundee).

85:32

David Cox (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Jamie Stevenson.

84:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Luka Tankulic.

83:42

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee).

83:42

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 4, Peterhead 0. Luka Tankulic (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins.

79:11

Attempt missed. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

78:30

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Kevin Thomson.

77:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 3, Peterhead 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luka Tankulic.

76:11

Paul McGinn (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:11

Foul by David Cox (Peterhead).

73:27

Foul by Kevin Thomson (Dundee).

73:27

Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:33

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

72:33

Scott Ross (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Bryan Gilfillan replaces Ryan Strachan.

68:05

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Simon Ferry.

66:07

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:07

Foul by David Cox (Peterhead).

64:51

Attempt saved. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Peter MacDonald replaces Greg Stewart.

62:09

Foul by Gary Harkins (Dundee).

62:09

Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:09

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Smith.

58:39

Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:39

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Peterhead).

58:22

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

57:50

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

52:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. David Cox replaces Andy Rodgers.

46:50

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:23

Foul by Simon Ferry (Dundee).

45:23

Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 2, Peterhead 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 2, Peterhead 0.

45:00 +0:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Peterhead 0. Greg Stewart (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Thomson.

44:29

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:29

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

42:52

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:52

Foul by Graeme Sharp (Peterhead).

42:10

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41:08 Booking

Booking Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

41:02

Gary Harkins (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:02

Foul by Ryan Strachan (Peterhead).

39:46

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee).

39:46

Jamie Redman (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:55

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Ross.

37:33

Attempt blocked. Paul McGinn (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:49

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Ross.

34:19

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

32:29

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Graeme Sharp.

31:30

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

29:29

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Willie Dyer.

28:39

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

27:48

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:27

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:32

Foul by Simon Ferry (Dundee).

23:32

Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:16

Attempt saved. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:57

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

21:38

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ryan Strachan.

21:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Peterhead 0. Simon Ferry (Dundee) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

19:24

Attempt saved. Luka Tankulic (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:12

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

17:40

Foul by Luka Tankulic (Dundee).

17:40

Graeme Sharp (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:22

Foul by Luka Tankulic (Dundee).

16:22

Reece Donaldson (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:46

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jamie Stevenson.

13:40

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ryan Strachan.

13:17

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

8:14

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

4:05

Gary Harkins (Dundee) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

3:13

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Dundee) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

2:02

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Steven Noble.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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