Manager Neil McCann felt for Dundee’s following support after his side failed to win at St Mirren, sending the fans home more than a little frustrated.
The Dark Blues came from behind in Paisley but failed to take advantage of their second-half dominance – letting several chances slip by – including a penalty.
And with the scoreline poised at 1-1 in the closing stages, the Buddies were more than happy to profit from a goalkeeping error by Jack Hamilton to grab a first-day victory on their return to the Premiership.
Despite the result, Neil saw things he liked in the display – even if it took a while to see them after the game.
He said: “There were positives but it didn’t seem like it at the time.
“The minimum we should have come away from St Mirren with is a point and I feel disappointed for the fans because they turned up in great numbers on Saturday.”
More than 1,200 away fans made the trip south, matching the home support for noise levels and created a great atmosphere for the kick off of the new campaign.
After missing a number of opportunities when they were on top, Neil admits he knew how vulnerable his side had left themselves to a sucker punch, which came courtesy of Danny Mullen.
“You just know how a game of football can pan out,” he added.
“We made a mistake that gave the game away but we have created a number of chances and I’m delighted Elton Ngwatala got on the scoresheet with a fantastic strike – that’s why we brought him here.
“I thought Kharl Madianga, Lewis Spence and Paul McGowan showed at times we can be a formidable midfield but the killer touch deserted us again and it cost us.”