Dundee got off to a flying start in the group winning 4-0 at Stirling Albion. Dundee gave debuts to four of the new players; Jack Hamilton, Nathan Ralph, Elton Ngwatala and Jean Alassane Mendy, New Signing Kharl Madianga was on the bench. Genseric Kusunga was captain for the first time.
Dundee going by reports settled well and were played some neat pressing football. Sofien Moussa scored on 38 minutes when he took a long pass from Kusunga and fired the ball home to give Dundee a vital half time lead.
Dundee had Jack Hamilton to thank after the keeper saved well from a Jason Marr header. In the following 12 minutes Dundee wrapped up the game with three goals. The first from a Sofien Moussa header from six yards after a fine cross from Wighton after good midfield play from McGowan and Kamara.
Moussa then set up Jean Alassane Mendy who scored from 16 yards to put Dundee in total control.
The Fourth goal was scored by Craig Wighton who cooly placed the ball in the corner of the net from 12 yards out, after a fine pass from Kamara.
Dundee gave Jesse Curran, Kharl Madianga and Matt Henvey all a run out replacing Cammy Kerr, Elton Ngwatala, and Sofien Moussa.
Fine win for the dark blues and in the other game played Saturday Brechin and Peterhead drew 0-0.
Dundee: Hamilton,Kerr, (Curran) , Kusunga (c), Meekings, Ralph, McGowan, Kamara, Ngwatala (Madianga), Mendy, Moussa,(Henvey) Wighton. Unused Subs: Parish , Caulker, Jefferies, Scott.
Ref: Gavin Ross.