1993–94 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1993–1994 season
Manager Murdo MacLeod
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 1 8th
Scottish Cup Third Round
Scottish League Cup Second Round
B&Q Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Charlie Gibson (13)
All: Charlie Gibson (13)
Highest home attendance 2,361
Lowest home attendance 414
Average home league attendance 1,116

Season 1993–94 was the 110th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 88th time, the Scottish Cup for the 99th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 47th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the fourth time.

Overview[edit]

The new league campaign would have added importance as the league structure was once again being revised for 1994-95, with four divisions being created, and the addition of two new clubs, Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. As it was, results were up and down from the start, but while Dumbarton finished one place short of First Division football, they never really threatened that all important 7th place, finishing 6 points behind Ayr United in 8th.

In the national cup competitions, it was a case of a second successive season of falling at the first hurdle. In the Scottish Cup it would be Premier Division champions elect, Rangers, that would defeat Dumbarton in the third round.

In the League Cup, it was Rangers again who defeated Dumbarton by just a single goal in the second round - and it would be Rangers that would lift the trophy at the end of the season.

Finally, it was a fourth time first round exit in the B&Q Cup - a disappointing defeat to Second Division Stranraer.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, competition was split into two qualifying sections, and having topped their section of Falkirk, Stenhousemuir and East Stirling, Dumbarton went on to win the trophy in the final against Alloa Athletic, on penalties, after a scoreless draw.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 August 1993 Stirling Albion A 0-2 879
14 August 1993 Clyde H 3-0 Boyd;Gibson(2) 1,001
21 August 1993 Clydebank H 2-4 Gibson;Meechan 1,597
28 August 1993 Ayr United A 1-0 Mooney 1,675
4 September 1993 Hamilton H 0-0 1,044
11 September 1993 St Mirren A 3-0 Mooney(2);Gibson 2,607
14 September 1993 Brechin City H 1-0 McConville 562
18 September 1993 Falkirk H 0-1 2,361
25 September 1993 Morton A 1-3 McGarvey 1,420
28 September 1993 Airdrie H 0-1 1,276
2 October 1993 Dunfermline Athletic A 1-4 Melvin 2,941
9 October 1993 Stirling Albion H 1-2 Foster 766
16 October 1993 Brechin City A 3-0 Mooney;MacDonald;Foster 469
23 October 1993 St Mirren H 3-3 McGarvey;Gow;MacDonald 1,723
30 October 1993 Clydebank A 1-2 Walker 1,297
6 November 1993 Ayr United H 1-1 Gibson 918
10 November 1993 Hamilton A 0-2 1,182
13 November 1993 Dunfermline Athletic H 1-5 Gibson 1,437
20 November 1993 Airdrie A 1-0 Marsland 1,741
27 November 1993 Morton H 2-0 McGarvey;Gibson 1,140
4 December 1993 Falkirk A 1-1 Mooney 3,306
11 December 1993 Clyde A 1-2 Mooney 681
18 December 1993 Brechin City H 3-1 Melvin;Mooney(2) 414
8 January 1994 Ayr United A 1-1 Meechan 2,084
11 January 1994 Stirling Albion A 0-0 758
15 January 1994 Hamilton H 0-1 744
18 January 1994 Clydebank H 2-2 Gibson;Melvin 1,003
22 January 1994 Clyde H 1-1 Gibson 927
5 February 1994 St Mirren A 3-0 Gibson;Meechan;Boyd 2,504
12 February 1994 Dunfermline Athletic A 2-3 Gibson;Meechan 3,821
1 March 1994 Airdrie H 0-0 950
5 March 1994 Falkirk H 0-1 1,815
12 March 1994 Morton A 0-0 1,046
19 March 1994 Brechin City A 0-0 425
26 March 1994 Stirling Albion H 0-0 887
29 March 1994 Clyde A 2-1 Ward;MacLeod 789
2 April 1994 St Mirren H 2-3 Gibson;Mooney 1,377
12 April 1994 Dunfermline Athletic H 0-2 1,305
16 April 1994 Airdrie A 1-1 Melvin 1,320
23 April 1994 Falkirk A 0-4 3,249
26 April 1994 Morton H 2-0 Cunnington;Gibson 650
30 April 1994 Clydebank A 0-2 929
7 May 1994 Ayr United H 1-1 Cunnington 670
14 May 1994 Hamilton A 1-2 Cunnington 1,451

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
29 January 1994 3 Rangers A 1-4 Mooney 36,671

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
11 August 1993 2 Rangers A 0-1 36,309

B&Q Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 October 1993 1 Stranraer H 1-2 Foster 446

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
24 July 1993 P Falkirk H 2-1 unknown
27 July 1993 P Stenhousemuir H 1-3 unknown
31 July 1993 P East Stirling A 1-0 unknown
21 September 1993 F Alloa Athletic H 0-0*

* - won on penalties

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division League Cup Challenge Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Ian MacFarlane 46 0 43+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland Kenny Meechan 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland John Boyd 16 2 11+3 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF Scotland Eddie Cunnington 13 3 13+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Roland Fabiani 41 0 36+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Alan Foster 30 3 22+5 2 1+0 0 1+0 1 1+0 0
DF Scotland Stevie Gow 17 1 12+2 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Martin Melvin 45 4 42+0 4 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Tommy Wilson 20 0 19+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Robert Docherty 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Gerry Farrell 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Marsland 38 1 32+4 1 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Paul Martin 20 0 17+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Bobby McConville 23 1 19+2 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Martin McGarvey 37 3 27+8 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Murdo MacLeod 44 1 42+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Meechan 38 4 31+5 4 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Mark Nelson 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Calum Campbell 14 0 12+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Charlie Gibson 46 13 44+0 13 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Gilmour 6 0 1+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Mike McAnenay 3 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John MacDonald 7 2 3+3 2 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John McQuade 4 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Martin Mooney 45 10 41+2 9 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 1
FW Scotland Tommy Walker 8 1 6+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Hugh Ward 10 1 7+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Andy Willock 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0

Transfers[3][edit]

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Reserve League (West B), and with 9 wins and 4 draws from 24 games, finished 7th of 9.

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

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Clyde on 14 August marked Charlie Gibson's 200th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 21st Dumbarton player to break the 'double century'.
* The League match against Ayr United on 6 November marked Ian MacFarlane's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 107th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The crowd of 36,671 at Ibrox for the Scottish Cup tie against Rangers on 24 January was the largest to have ever witnessed a Dumbarton match. This beat the previous record set just 5 months earlier, in a League Cup tie against the same opponents at the same venue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Football League Review 1994-95. The Scottish Football League. 1994. 
  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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