Dundee boss Neil McCann pointed to his side’s inexperience as a key reason in them failing to take at least a point from their game at Aberdeen.
Stevie May’s 11th-minute opener at Pittodrie had been cancelled out by a superb Roarie Deacon strike.
But May struck again while Dundee were down to nine men through injury, and McCann felt his side could have managed the situation better.
The defeat leaves the Dark Blues bottom of the Premiership on goal difference and still without a point.
He said: “I thought Aberdeen were the better side in the early stages of the match but once we got to grips with things I think we more than held our own, and when we got our equaliser and then Scott (Allan) has his chance – if he’d taken that I think we’d have gone on to win.
“It’s so hard to take.
“You go down to nine men and I thought we had our subs ready, but you have to wait until the players are off.
“We’ve got a very young back four, and I thought we could have got the ball out of play to get our subs on.
“We didn’t do that. We kept it alive, they have two bites at the cherry and it’s gut wrenching when he rips one into the top corner. It was a great finish, but it’s a sore one.”