1991–92 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1991–1992 season
Manager Billy Lamont
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 1st
Scottish Cup Third Round
Scottish League Cup Second Round
B&Q Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Gilmour (19)
All: Jimmy Gilmour (20)
Highest home attendance 2,104
Lowest home attendance 390
Average home league attendance 820

Season 1991–92 was the 108th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 86th time, the Scottish Cup for the 97th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 45th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the second time.

Overview[edit]

It was almost fated that Dumbarton would win the Second Division championship, 100 years after their last reign as Scottish League champions. However, the season was not without its ups and downs. Early cup exits seemed to strengthen the club's will, with the B&Q cup defeat to Montrose at the beginning of October being followed by a run of 12 matches which produced 9 victories and just one loss – giving Dumbarton a four-point lead at the top of the table at Christmas. For some reason the wins dried up, with only one victory being taken from the next 10 games. However, this time Dumbarton were not to be denied, and a final unbeaten run of 7 games was enough to secure the title and Division 1 football for the following season.

In the Scottish Cup, after early wins over East Stirling and Alloa, Dumbarton fell to defeat to Highland League opponents Huntly in the third round.

In the League Cup, it would be the second round where Airdrie would defeat Dumbarton, but only after extra time. A great effort, bearing in mind that Dumbarton played with just 8 players from early in the second half.

Finally, due to the success of the previous season's centenary cup, the competition was continued to be known as the B&Q Cup. Dumbarton however once again tasted first round defeat, this time at the hands of Montrose.

Locally, Dumbarton's defence of the Stirlingshire Cup was short-lived, with a first round loss to Premier Division Falkirk.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
10 August 1991 Queen's Park A 3-0 Gibson;Gilmour;Meechan 657
17 August 1991 Berwick Rangers H 1-1 McQuade 524
24 August 1991 Stranraer A 1-2 Martin 630
31 August 1991 Albion Rovers H 4-3 Meechan;Gilmour(2);MacIver 586
7 September 1991 Clyde H 0-0 1,029
14 September 1991 Brechin City A 4-0 McConville;Gibson;Gilmour;McQuade 491
17 September 1991 Arbroath H 2-1 Gilmour;McQuade 777
21 September 1991 East Stirling A 2-1 Meechan(2) 355
28 September 1991 East Fife H 1-2 Gilmour 753
5 October 1991 Alloa Athletic A 2-1 Willock;McQuade 667
12 October 1991 Stenhousemuir H 1-0 Willock 607
19 October 1991 Queen of the South A 4-2 McQuade;Gilmour;Meechan;McConville 893
26 October 1991 Cowdenbeath A 1-2 McQuade 309
2 November 1991 Queen's Park H 3-1 Gilmour(2);Gilmour 557
9 November 1991 Berwick Rangers A 2-2 Gilmour;Meechan 305
16 November 1991 Stranraer H 1-0 Gibson 631
23 November 1991 Clyde A 1-0 Gibson 834
30 November 1991 Brechin City H 3-0 McQuade;Gibson;Gilmour 670
14 December 1991 Cowdenbeath H 0-0 964
26 December 1991 Albion Rovers A 3-0 Melvin;Willock(2) 650
28 December 1991 Arbroath A 0-1 667
11 January 1992 Alloa Athletic H 2-2 Gilmour;Willock 914
14 January 1992 East Stirling H 1-1 Gilmour 787
18 January 1992 East Fife A 2-2 Gibson;Gilmour 1,220
1 February 1992 Queen of the South H 3-1 Meechan(2);Gilmour 627
4 February 1992 Stenhousemuir A 0-1 426
8 February 1992 Stranraer H 0-0 621
15 February 1992 Albion Rovers A 1-1 Willock 335
25 February 1992 Brechin City H 1-3 Gilmour 390
29 February 1992 Queen's Park A 0-0 589
14 March 1992 Queen of the South A 2-1 Gibson;Willock 583
17 March 1992 East Stirling H 0-1 584
21 March 1992 Alloa Athletic H 1-1 McConville 656
28 March 1992 Berwick Rangers A 5-1 Marsland;McQuade(3);Meechan 174
4 April 1992 East Fife A 2-0 McQuade;Gibson 1,166
11 April 1992 Clyde H 2-1 Meechan;Gilmour 1,001
18 April 1992 Cowdenbeath H 2-1 McQuade(2) 1,807
25 April 1992 Stenhousemuir A 1-0 Martin 1,022
2 May 1992 Arbroath H 1-1 Gilmour 2,104

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 December 1991 1 East Stirling A 2-0 McQuade;Boyd 339
4 January 1992 2 Alloa Athletic A 2-0 Gilmour;Dempsey 1,134
25 January 1992 3 Huntly H 0-2 1,755

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 August 1991 1 Berwick Rangers A 1-0 Gibson 501
20 August 1991 2 Airdrie H 1-2 Gibson 3,000

B&Q Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 October 1991 1 Montrose A 1-2 Gibson 456

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 August 1991 1 Falkirk H 0-5

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division League Cup Challenge Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Tom Carson 6 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland Ian MacFarlane 39 0 33+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland John Boyd 42 1 34+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 1
DF Scotland Alan Foster 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Stevie Gow 40 0 34+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Martin Melvin 44 1 38+0 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Cowell 9 0 1+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Dempsey 36 1 28+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 1
MF Scotland Jim Hughes 8 0 3+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
MF Scotland Jim Marsland 38 1 29+4 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Paul Martin 43 2 38+0 2 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
MF Scotland Bobby McConville 27 3 21+3 3 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Martin McGarvey 9 0 3+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Colin McNair 2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Meechan 40 9 33+3 9 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Stuart Millar 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Mark Nelson 8 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland David Edgar 4 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
FW Scotland Charlie Gibson 43 12 37+0 9 2+0 2 1+0 1 3+0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Gilmour 42 20 36+1 19 2+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
FW Scotland Stuart MacIver 3 1 0+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Dougie McCracken 7 0 3+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John McQuade 36 14 32+1 13 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
FW Scotland Andy Willock 33 7 12+18 7 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+2 0

Transfers[3][edit]

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Reserve League (West), and with 4 wins and 6 draws from 34 games, finished 18th of 18.

In the Reserve League Cup, Dumbarton lost out to Morton in the first round.

Factfile[edit]

* Between the league game against Berwick Rangers on 9 November and the league game against Arbroath on 28 December, Ian MacFarlane did not concede a single goal - a record of 666 minutes - beating Tom Carson's record set in season 1983-84.
* The Scottish Cup match against Huntly on 25 January marked Stevie Gow's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 99th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Queen of the South on 1 February marked Charlie Gibson's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 100th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Stenhousemuir on 4 February marked Jim Dempsey's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 101st Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* Crippled by debts, Berwick Rangers had been evicted from their home at Shielfield Park, however Albion Rovers made their ground available for the away League match on 28 March.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Football League Review 1992-93. The Scottish Football League. 1993. 
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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