2000–01 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
2000-01 season
Manager Jimmy Brown/Tom Carson
Stadium Cliftonhill Stadium, Coatbridge/ Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 3 6th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Scottish League Cup Second Round
Bell's Challenge Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Paddy Flannery (17)
All: Paddy Flannery (21)
Highest home attendance 1,876
Lowest home attendance 238
Average home league attendance 624

Season 2000–01 was the 117th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 95th time, the Scottish Cup for the 106th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 54th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the 10th time.

Overview[edit]

At the start of season 2000-01 Dumbarton would be without a home until their new stadium was ready - and would play their 'home' games 40 miles away at Coatbridge, the home of Albion Rovers. The spell at Cliftonhill was not successful as only one 'home' game there was won - and by that time any chance of promotion had been lost. At the beginning of November manager Jimmy Brown left the club to be replaced by his assistant Tom Carson.

The big day of the opening of the new home ground was 2 December. A game between two of the bottom clubs in Division 3 would not normally have attracted a large turnout but as it was, an almost capacity crowd watched Dumbarton beat Elgin City 3-0. Results post-move did improve and in the end a mid-table 6th-place finish was achieved.

In the national cup competitions, there was some progress in all. In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton defeated East Stirling in the first round, after a drawn match, but disappointingly lost in the next round to Stranraer.

In the League Cup, after an exciting penalties win over Ayr United, Dumbarton lost out to Livingston in the second round.

Finally, in the Scottish Challenge Cup, after nine unsuccessful attempts, Dumbarton finally won a first round tie - against Elgin City, but the optimism was short-lived as Arbroath would win the second round match-up.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, Dumbarton won one and lost one of their two group ties, and failed to progress.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.[1]

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 August 2000 Hamilton A 0-2 588
12 August 2000 Brechin City H 0-2 370
19 August 2000 Peterhead A 0-2 630
26 August 2000 Albion Rovers A 1-0 Flannery 343
9 September 2000 East Stirling H 1-2 Flannery 259
16 September 2000 Montrose A 2-2 Brown;Flannery 317
23 September 2000 Cowdenbeath H 2-4 King;Brown 348
30 September 2000 Elgin City A 0-2 752
7 October 2000 East Fife H 2-3 Dillon;King 256
14 October 2000 Hamilton H 2-3 Robertson;Flannery 368
21 October 2000 Brechin City A 1-3 McCann 455
28 October 2000 Albion Rovers H 0-1 277
4 November 2000 East Stirling A 1-1 Flannery 246
11 November 2000 Cowdenbeath A 1-1 Bruce 341
18 November 2000 Montrose H 1-0 Grace 238
25 November 2000 East Fife A 0-1 465
2 December 2000 Elgin City H 3-0 Flannery;Brown;Brittain 1,876
16 December 2000 Hamilton A 0-2 485
23 December 2000 Peterhead H 1-3 Brown 821
2 January 2001 East Stirling H 3-0 Smith;Flannery;OG 658
27 January 2001 Albion Rovers A 3-1 Brown;Flannery(2) 369
3 February 2001 East Fife H 2-0 Stewart;Brown 711
24 February 2001 Brechin City H 1-0 Flannery 722
7 March 2001 Cowdenbeath H 3-0 Dillon;Brown;Flannery 507
10 March 2001 Albion Rovers H 1-4 Flannery 808
13 March 2001 Elgin City A 3-0 Dillon;Bruce;Brown 424
17 March 2001 Cowdenbeath A 2-2 Flannery(2) 369
20 March 2001 East Stirling A 0-0 209
24 March 2001 Peterhead A 1-0 Robertson 432
27 March 2001 Montrose A 2-1 Brown;Flannery 165
31 March 2001 Montrose H 1-2 Flannery 751
7 April 2001 East Fife A 1-0 Lynes 313
14 April 2001 Elgin City H 2-0 Brown;O'Neill 685
21 April 2001 Hamilton H 1-2 Lynes 864
28 April 2001 Brechin City A 0-1 510
5 May 2001 Peterhead H 2-2 Stewart;Flannery 715

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 December 2000 1 East Stirling H 1-1 Flannery 834
12 December 2000 1R East Stirling A 1-0 Robertson 170
6 January 2001 2 Stranraer A 0-2 595

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 August 2000 1 Ayr United H 0-0* 421
22 August 2000 2 Livingston H 0-4 357

* - won on penalties after extra time

Bell's Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 2000 1 Elgin City A 4-2 Flannery(3);Brown 828
10 August 2000 2 Arbroath A 0-2 459

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
18 July 2000 P Alloa Athletic A 1-4 Brown
22 July 2000 P Stenhousemuir A 2-0 Brown;Smith

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Third Division League Cup Challenge Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Hillcoat 34 0 27+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
GK Scotland John Wight 11 0 9+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Craig Brittain 34 1 22+6 1 1+0 0 1+1 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Jamie Bruce 33 2 29+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Michael Dickie 37 0 29+1 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Kevin McCann 33 1 23+4 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Martin Melvin 18 0 0+17 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF Scotland Martin O'Neill 15 1 15+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Dave Stewart 38 2 32+0 2 0+1 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
MF Scotland Steven Bonar 33 1 23+6 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
MF Scotland Alan Brown 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland G Dempsey 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland John Dillon 30 3 20+5 3 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+2 0
MF Scotland Chris Gentile 8 0 2+4 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Alex Grace 19 1 12+2 1 1+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Stephen Jack 34 0 25+3 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Craig Lynes 8 2 8+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Brian McGinty 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland John Ritchie 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland S Wilson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Willie Wilson 16 0 11+0 0 2+0 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland Andy Brown 38 10 31+0 9 2+0 0 2+0 1 3+0 0
FW Scotland Paddy Flannery 38 21 30+1 17 1+1 0 2+0 3 3+0 1
FW Scotland Toby King 13 2 9+0 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Steve McCormick 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Joe Robertson 38 3 27+6 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
FW Scotland Ryan Robinson 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Chris Smith 18 1 4+9 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+3 0

Transfers[3][edit]

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Brechin City on 12 August marked Willie Wilson's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 115th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against East Stirling on 9 September marked Craig Brittain's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 116th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Elgin City on 30 September marked Stephen Jack's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 117th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Elgin City on 2 December marked Alex Grace's and Paddy Flannery's 100th appearances for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 118th and 119th Dumbarton players respectively to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Albion Rovers on 10 March marked Jamie Bruce's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 120th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Montrose on 31 March marked Joe Robertson's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 121st Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell's Scottish Football League Review 2001/02. Epsom: PPL Sport & Leisure. 2001. ISBN 1-903381-10-X. 
  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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