Samoa have advanced to the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals despite failing to win a game in the group stage after a 14-14 draw with Scotland.
Toa Samoa did enough to book a date with Australia next week in the knockout stages after playing out a stalemate with the Bravehearts on Saturday in Cairns.
Matt Parish's side were less than impressive against the lightly rated Scots, as both sides finished with one point, however Samoa advanced because of a far superior points differential.
The Scots went into the game as massive underdogs after weak showings in their first two pool matches and a controversial build-up in which they had three players sent home for disciplinary reasons including skipper Danny Brough.
However, they led 14-6 at halftime and only two second-half tries to Matthew Wright and Young Tonumaipea saved Samoa.
"Our problem is our errors - we made too many last week (against Tonga); we made too many against New Zealand," Samoa coach Parish said.
"When we don't make them, we compete against anyone in the world and we will."
The Scots ultimately paid the price for conceding 124 points in their first two pool matches against New Zealand and Tonga and also bowed out without a victory.
The Samoans were on the back foot from the outset after Tonumaipea butchered an attempt to field a Danny Addy chip and Lewis Tierney pounced.
The Scots wilted in the second half and Samoa bounced back in the contest when they scored eight minutes after the resumption through Wright.
Scotland were temporarily reduced to just 15 men when back-rower Dale Ferguson was taken from the field for a HIA and Samoa evened the scores when Tonumaipea crossed.
Addy - a standout for the Scots filling in for Brough at No.6 - had a chance to ice the game, however missed an attempted penalty goal with eight minutes to go.
Scotland coach Steve McCormarck revealed Addy had played through a hamstring injury, praising his character as typifying his side.
"That for me today was one of the best performances Scotland's had in a long, long time in regards to effort," McCormack said.
"If you think about the young squad we've got, the first couple of results we've had, the resilience, the effort, the spirit, the skill, the desire - we showed that after every bit of adversity that you can have. I don't think anyone could be prouder."