Jimmy Nicholl had to pinch himself as he gazed around the Estadio Luis Casanova in Valencia after Northern Ireland’s 10 men had just beaten Spain.
Dundee United will face Scottish Cup runners-up Hearts in the group stages of the Betfred Cup after the draw was made at Hampden today.
Dundee United came up against a brick wall called East Fife and Liam Watt hopes Hearts will also fail to knock it down.
East Fife manager Darren Young is looking for his side to be ruthless with any chances that come their way against Dundee United.
Mouldy Old Dough had just been knocked off the number one spot in the pop charts the last time Dundee United lost a competitive match to East Fife.
Arbroath have a perfect record in the Betfred Cup and thumped Stirling 6-1 in their last outing but Gayfield manager Dick Campbell does not reckon Hibs will be too fearful of his side.
East Fife manager Darren Young hailed his team’s “outstanding” display as they stunned Dundee United in the Betfred Cup.
Jordan Hart ensured it was last orders for Dundee United before raising a glass to East Fife’s heroes.
Brechin boss Darren Dods is looking forward to kicking the new season off in the Betfred Cup against Peterhead at Glebe Park as it will move his side further away from the misery of their last campaign.
St Johnstone and Dundee will be top seeds for the group stages of the Betfred Cup.