Peterhead were edged out on penalties by Championship side Dundee after a goal-less draw at Dens Park in the Betfred Cup.
Jim McInally’s side had performed admirably and could have won it in normal time, however it was the Dark Blues who emerged with the bonus-point.
The Blue Toon held Championship opposition in Caley Thistle goal-less on Tuesday night and did the same again here, before Dundee triumphed 4-2 on penalties.
It leaves Peterhead on six points after three group games, ahead of their final fixture away to Raith Rovers on Tuesday.
McInally made three changes to the side that earned a bonus-point win over Caley Thistle on Tuesday night, as Derek Lyle, Rory McAllister and Jack Leitch came in for Aidan Smith, Mick Dunlop and Willie Gibson.
Bar an early foray forward from Josh Mulligan, Dundee spent the opening periods fenced in by Peterhead. Jack Hamilton was required to beat away a Gary Fraser free-kick and Lyle flicked a header wide from a corner, as the Championship side were made to sweat.
Declan McDaid worked some space for himself on the Dundee left, cutting inside on his right foot and worrying Greg Fleming with a curling effort that drifted just past the far post.
Two of the players that came into the side, Leitch and McAllister, combined well on the edge of the Dundee box, as the skipper teed up Leitch for rasping strike that beat the post.
It was Leitch who continued to find himself at the centre of attention, as with 10 minutes to go before half-time he had Hamilton clawing out a hand to keep out his 30-yard shot.
They would, however, lose McAllister before the break, as he appeared to limp off with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Frustration was mounting on the home side as they failed to test Fleming, with Paul McGowan heading well over when Jordan Marshall picked him out.
Stevenson slashed over from the best part of 30 yards and McDaid saw a free-kick deflected over the top. Had Smith got his head up sooner on the counter-attack, he could have picked out the unmarked Scott Brown, who had made up at least 50 yards to get into the box.
Brown proved vital at the other end too, throwing himself in the way of Andrew Nelson’s shot to divert it away from goal.
Substitute Ben Armour arguably had the best chance to break the deadlock when he was through one-on-one with Hamilton, but the Dundee goalkeeper stood up to block.
Dundee huffed and puffed without troubling Fleming further, meaning both sides would face penalties for the second time in a week.
Fleming saved first from McDaid, with Willie Gibson finding the net. Craig Curran got Dundee off the mark before Leitch blazed over the crossbar.
Teenager Michael Cunningham and Smith both scored before Stevenson hit the bar, allowing McGowan to roll in the decisive kick.