1994–95 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1994–1995 season
Manager Murdo MacLeod
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 2nd
Scottish Cup First Round
Scottish League Cup Second Round
B&Q Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Martin Mooney (17)
All: Martin Mooney (17)
Highest home attendance 1,369
Lowest home attendance 554
Average home league attendance 925

Season 1994–95 was the 111th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 89th time, the Scottish Cup for the 100th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 48th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the fifth time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton began the league season in the newly structured Division 2 (and the first season where 3 points would be awarded for a win) as one of the favourites to take the title, however things did not begin well with only one win being taken from the first 5 games. However by the end of the year, results had taken them back into the challenging pack, and by the beginning of March, had broken clear to take the lead. This Dumbarton would hold until the final 3 games. Then a poor draw against Queen of the South saw them replaced at the top by Morton. The next game against a strong Morton side was lost, as was the title, meaning that only a win in the final game away against Stirling Albion would secure promotion. This was done, not without a few nervous moments, and Division 1 football for next season was the prize.

In the national cup competitions, however, for the third year in a row, success was extinguished at the first attempt. In the Scottish Cup Stirling Albion would advance in Dumbarton's place in the first round, after a drawn match.

In the League Cup, Premier Division Hearts defeated Dumbarton easily in the second round.

Finally, it was a fifth straight first round defeat in the B&Q Cup - this time to St Johnstone.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, the story was no better, with two qualifying defeats to Falkirk and Stirling Albion.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 August 1994 Queen of the South A 1-4 Mooney 1,389
20 August 1994 Stirling Albion A 1-1 Mooney 715
27 August 1994 Morton H 2-1 Mooney;Ward 1,168
3 September 1994 Meadowbank Thistle H 0-1 644
10 September 1994 Berwick Rangers H 0-1 533
24 September 1994 Clyde H 2-1 Boyd(2) 776
1 October 1994 Brechin City A 2-1 Martin McGarvey 427
8 October 1994 East Fife A 3-2 Mooney;Gibson(2) 795
15 October 1994 Stenhousemuir H 1-2 Mooney 601
22 October 1994 Queen of the South H 0-0 725
29 October 1994 Morton A 0-1 1,429
5 November 1994 Stirling Albion H 1-0 McKinnon 778
12 November 1994 Berwick Rangers H 3-2 Mooney;King;McGarvey 733
19 November 1994 Meadowbank Thistle H 0-0 210
26 November 1994 Clyde A 1-3 Mooney 1,102
3 December 1994 Brechin City H 6-0 McGarvey(2);McKinnon;Mooney;King;Campbell 554
26 December 1994 East Fife H 4-0 Mooney;Ward;McGarvey;Meechan 862
31 December 1994 Stenhousemuir A 0-1 638
14 January 1995 Queen of the South A 0-0 1,066
21 January 1995 Stirling Albion H 2-2 Mooney;Ward 700
24 January 1995 Morton H 2-1 Ward;Gibson 1,307
4 February 1995 Berwick Rangers H 2-1 Gibson;Meechan 508
11 February 1995 Meadowbank Thistle H 4-0 Mooney;Ward;Gibson;McGarvey 749
18 February 1995 Clyde H 2-2 Martin;Mooney 1,183
25 February 1995 Brechin City A 0-0 480
4 March 1995 East Fife A 2-0 Ward(2) 662
14 March 1995 Stenhousemuir H 5-1 Mooney;Ward(3);McKinnon 1,132
21 March 1995 Berwick Rangers H 1-0 Ward 1,012
25 March 1995 Meadowbank Thistle H 0-1 389
1 April 1995 Brechin City H 4-1 Mooney(2);Meechan;Fabiani 1,103
8 April 1995 Clyde A 0-1 1,189
15 April 1995 East Fife H 2-0 Mooney;McKinnon 1,253
22 April 1995 Stenhousemuir A 0-0 989
29 April 1995 Queen of the South H 2-2 Meechan;Mooney 1,369
6 May 1995 Morton A 0-2 6,242
13 May 1995 Stirling Albion A 2-0 Ward;Gibson 3,003

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 December 1994 1 Stirling Albion H 3-3 Ward(2);McKinnon 794
19 December 1994 1R Stirling Albion A 0-3 727

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
16 August 1994 2 Hearts H 0-4 1,412

B&Q Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 September 1994 1 St Johnstone H 2-4 Campbell(2) 961

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 August 1994 P Falkirk A 1-2 Gibson
8 August 1994 P Stirling Albion H 2-4 Gibson;Ward

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 John Burridge 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland Peter Dennison 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
GK Scotland Ian MacFarlane 37 0 33+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland John Boyd 13 2 10+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Roland Fabiani 31 1 27+1 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Alan Foster 6 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Stevie Gow 33 0 30+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Jim Hamilton 9 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Martin Melvin 20 0 16+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Gerry Farrell 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Toby King 28 2 25+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Marsland 32 0 29+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Paul Martin 29 2 28+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Bobby McConville 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Martin McGarvey 34 6 23+7 6 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Murdo MacLeod 27 0 24+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Jim Meechan 31 4 25+3 4 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland Calum Campbell 18 3 4+10 1 0+1 0 0+1 2 1+1 0
FW Scotland Stephen Dallas 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Charlie Gibson 29 6 21+5 6 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland Mike Hendry 4 0 1+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Colin McKinnon 31 5 25+4 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
FW Scotland Martin Mooney 40 17 33+3 17 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
FW Scotland Steve Mooney 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Hugh Ward 37 14 24+9 12 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 2

Transfers[3][edit]

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Reserve League (West), and with 9 wins and 4 draws from 28 games, finished 12th of 15.

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against East Fife on 8 October marked Stevie Gow's 200th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 22nd Dumbarton player to break the 'double century'.
* The Scottish Cup match against Stirling Albion on 19 December marked Martin Mooney's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 108th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The previous season had seen the SFA permit a specialist goalkeeper to be named on the substitutes bench, and it was Peter Dennison who was Dumbarton's first ever goalkeeper substitution during the B&Q Cup match on 17 September against St Johnstone. Dennison was also the club's youngest ever player at 16 years and 79 days.
* The signing of John Burridge following an injury to Dumbarton's first choice keeper, Ian MacFarlane was to set a new record for the oldest player to make an appearance for the club - 42 years and 312 days.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Football League Review 1995-96. The Scottish Football League. 1996.
  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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