Peterhead manager Jim McInally hailed his side’s “outstanding” performance as they took the Premiership scalp of Dundee United.
Steven Boyd’s second half strike earned the Blue Toon three points at Tannadice.
Former United midfielder McInally was delighted with his team’s display as they started their League Cup group with a win.
Scotland’s longest-serving manager said: “It was a very good performance, there are many times you can play games like this and be disappointed because the players don’t play to their capabilities.
“It was a day when they all turned up and we played really well. It was a really good match I felt and our fitness was excellent when you consider we hadn’t played a competitive game for so long.
“We had other chances besides the goal. We had an unbelievable start to the second half and I didn’t think we were going to score because we’d missed some good chances.
“Then in the last 10 or 15 minutes Alan Cook had a chance that could have saved us a wee sweat.
“But some of our play was outstanding and without the ball we were excellent as well.
“They were all given jobs, even finer details like Andrew McCarthy marking Ian Harkes, following him around the park and trying to play when we got it and Scott Brown did the same with Calum Butcher.
“We’ve got a bit of extra factor up front now with Steven Boyd. We signed him last season and he wasn’t near fit.
“We were kidding him on that he’s turned up now and not his brother because he’s got himself really fit and is showing the class that he’s got.”
McInally praised his defence for shutting out the Tangerines, despite losing right-back Josh Mulligan to an ankle knock in the early stages.
Simon Ferry slotted into central defence and impressed.
McInally added: “Simon played their last weekend against Dundee North End and he can play anywhere because he’s just a good player.
“He reads the game well, he’s aggressive, he’s vocal and he and Jason Brown did very well.
“I thought Kyle Bailey was very good, his fitness isn’t what it should be yet, but he’s quick and stepped into the game well.”
Dundee United manager Micky Mellon said: “I’m angry.
“That is personal emotion.
“I’m probably frustrated that there were a lot of people given an opportunity.
“What we’ve tried to do is give everybody a good crack at trying to show us they can play for a big club like Dundee United – a fantastic club.
“But too many were just off it, although all due credit to Jim and his boys because they thoroughly deserved to get a result.”