Dundee teenager Kerr Waddell grabbed his first ever senior objectives as his double sealed a 2-1 win over Hearts at Dens Park.
The 19-year-old Darkish Blues academy graduate opened his profession account when he headed dwelling simply earlier than the break – however then noticed his opener cancelled out by Kyle Lafferty.
It has been a troublesome week for the Hearts striker after he opened up on his his struggles with playing habit.
However there was to be no satisfaction from the consequence as Waddell then grabbed the stoppage-time winner handy Hearts boss Craig Levein his first defeat since returning to the Jambos dug-out.
The win now strikes Dundee as much as eighth, only a level behind the Tynecastle males.
Darkish Blues boss Neil McCann has dedicated his group to taking part in out from the again however the Dens crowd stay to be satisfied by the ploy.
Keeper Scott Bain and defender Jack Hendry sparked a refrain of groans when their first couple of exchanges went astray.
They usually have been fortunate their try to construct play out of defence 9 minutes in didn’t go disastrously mistaken when Bain slammed the ball straight at Jambos ahead Jamie Walker, with the ricochet bouncing broad of goal.
Set-pieces appeared a extra straight-forward tactic for the Darkish Blues to deal with and they need to have taken the lead after the quarter-hour mark however Darren O’Dea headed over from Kevin Holt’s nook.
On the different finish, Connor Randall was a fraction away from the opener as he flashed throughout the face of aim.
However it was one other Holt nook supply that produced the primary aim as his out-swinger was glanced dwelling by the unmarked Waddell a minute earlier than the break.
Hearts have been desperately unfortunate to not degree on the hour. Michael Smith ranked an outstanding 60-yard ball over the top of O’Dea to Esmael Goncalves, with the Portuguese frontman cushioning it down earlier than lashing the ball off each put up and crossbar earlier than seeing it bounce to security.
Dundee missed a wonderful probability of their very own moments later when Sofien Moussa obtained his ft in a multitude simply 5 yards out with solely Jambos keeper Jon McLaughlin to beat.
And it went from unhealthy to worse for the Tunisian on 71 minutes as he gifted Hearts’ equaliser to Lafferty with an terrible back-pass. The Northern Irishman nonetheless had rather a lot to do however calmly took the ball spherical Bain earlier than reducing it dwelling from a decent angle.
Walker may have snatched the win late on but it surely was Dundee who claimed the factors when Waddell was left unchecked once more as he bulleted dwelling from Paul McGowan’s last-gasp nook.