1994–95 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division 2||2nd|
|Scottish Cup||First Round|
|Scottish League Cup||Second Round|
|B&Q Cup||First Round|
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.
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.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|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|
|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
|16 August 1994||2||Hearts||H||0-4||1,412|
|17 September 1994||1||St Johnstone||H||2-4||Campbell(2)||961|
|1 August 1994||P||Falkirk||A||1-2||Gibson|
|8 August 1994||P||Stirling Albion||H||2-4||Gibson;Ward|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||League Cup||Challenge Cup||Scottish Cup|
Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Reserve League (West), and with 9 wins and 4 draws from 28 games, finished 12th of 15.
* 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.
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