Dundee Celtic’s perfect start to the season was brought to a shuddering halt by a vibrant performance from a young Dundee West Colts side.
It was a clash of top against bottom with Celtic yet to drop any points and Colts still to win their first match of the season but the match went completely against form.
The Celts remain top of the table, however, after St Andrews University were pegged back by a Dundee City equaliser with just 12 seconds left on the clock.
Elsewhere, FC33 showed off some new signings with a fine 7-2 victory over Dundee University 2nds to move up to third while the Uni 1sts suffered by the same scoreline against Dundee Stars.
Jamie McCann was the star of the show for West Colts as he scampered away twice in the first half to give the bottom side a 2-0 lead over the leaders.
Alex Gibb pegged them back before the break but McCann would add goals three and four in a superb individual showing.
The youngsters had to hold on at the end, however, as goals from Gibb and Flynn Duffy in the last minute made it 4-3 before Celtic came within inches of an equaliser with an effort cleared off the line.
That wasn’t the only late drama of matchday five as City earned a deserved draw against second-placed St Andrews.
The students were missing a few of their regulars but looked good to move a point clear at the top of the table after Ben Hessell’s double had his side 2-1 up after Mark McDonald’s opener.
With just 12 seconds left before the buzzer, however, City grabbed themselves a point as Blaine Angus netted from close range.
FC33 boasted some new signings and they made an instant impact as former Dundee FC striker Bryan Deasley took just 20 seconds to net on his return to the sport.
Deasley won the League Cup with Montrose last season and returned to the league with a hat-trick for 33 alongside Steve Martin, who netted twice on his first outing for his new club.
Those goals were added to by Adam Fairweather’s brace.
Deasley only took 20 seconds to net but Dundee University 2nds’ Adam Hounat took almost the same time to equalise as the goals flew in early on.
The students, however, couldn’t keep pace with their opponents with Charles King’s goal a late consolation.
The 7-2 scoreline matched Dundee Stars’ bad-tempered victory over Dundee University 1sts.
Faisal Ahmed’s seventh-minute opener was added to by Shaun Wilson’s double before Craig Kemlo’s screamer gave the Uni hope for the second period.
Wilson would add his hat-trick before Scott Milne and Zak Benmalik goals put Stars 6-1 in front. Paul Ferris cut the deficit as the students went fly keeper.
However, that cost them another goal as Stars stole the ball and Ahmed knocked his second in from his own half to complete a comprehensive victory.