Scott Booth's young side were made to scramble in an equaliser in injury-time to rescue a point against Wales, as well as their hopes of winning the Sky Sports Victory Shield outright for the first time in 14 years. It will likely involve defeating England at Stark's Park on November 28, too.
That match will have been easy to look forward to last night, even if it was hard to see given the deluge of rain at Park Avenue. Scotland wasted little time treading water, though, and went ahead after 35 minutes with a goal conjured by Dundee United's Ali Coote - the forward creating enough space to lift a cross into the middle of the penalty area, where Mark O'Hara headed powerfully past Kellard Absalom.
Mackenzie Heaney, making his debut for Scotland, then went close for with a 25-yard drive before Wales drew level on 53 minutes. Tyler Roberts drilled a shot through a forest of bodies from 16 yards.
The hosts got in front with 10 minutes left when Ross Lyon was robbed of the ball 25 yards out and substitute Liam Cullen gambolled forward before delivering a delightful chip over Robbie McCrorie, the Scotland goalkeeper.
It seemed a clever goal but the young scots were still able to make their hosts look a little silly - with an attack deep into injury time allowing Calvin Miller to roll the ball across goal for Archibald to turn in a shot at the back post.