A crowd of nearly 11,000 fans packed out Dens Park to see what could be the first of several Dundee derbies this season.
Jon Daly hit a hat-trick as Peter Houston’s men claimed the bragging rights on Tayside in a 3-0 win.
Hearts boss John McGlynn made a happy return to his old stomping ground as the capital club ran out 3-0 victors in Laurie Ellis’ testimonial.
Young defender Callum Paterson grabbed the first goal before further strikes from John Sutton and David Templeton sealed the win.
Edinburgh rivals Hibernian enjoyed their trip to Methil as Ivan Sproule and new signing Tim Clancy netted impressive goals in a 2-0 win.
St Johnstone prepared for their midweek European tie with a 2-1 triumph over Partick Thistle.
Liam Craig and David McCracken scored for the Perth men at Garscube and Steve Lomas’ side can now focus on their trip to Turkey to face Eskisehirspor.
Mark Roberts’ Ayr United put on a show as they thrashed Motherwell 4-0 at Somerset Park. The Steelmen find out who they will play in the Champions League on Friday and McCall refused to be too concerned after the game.
Rory Fallon, Josh Magennis, Mitch Megginson, Michael Paton and Scott Vernon were on the score sheet as Aberdeen beat Arbroath 5-1.
Kilmarnock let a two-goal lead slip as Livingston launched a second-half comeback to win 3-2 at the Grangemouth Stadium.
Ross County continued their preparation for their debut SPL season as they saw off Clach 3-0.
Inverness were also in action taking on Elgin City and a goal from Nick Ross was enough to ensure Terry Butcher went home a happy man.
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