2002–03 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
2002-03 season
Manager David Winnie/ Brian Fairlie
Stadium Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 6th
Scottish Cup First Round
Scottish League Cup First Round
Bell's Challenge Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Paddy Flannery/ Gary McCutcheon (8)
All: John Dillon (9)
Highest home attendance 1,501
Lowest home attendance 480
Average home league attendance 950

Season 2002–03 was the 119th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 97th time, the Scottish Cup for the 108th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 56th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the 12th time.

Overview[edit]

Season 2002-03 began with yet another new manager at the helm. Following the success of promotion the season before, Tom Carson had fallen out with the board and left the club, to be replaced by David Winnie. The league campaign, as was so often the case with Dumbarton, started well and then fell away. By March there were some concerns of a return to Division 3, resulting in David Winnie's departure as manager. Fortunately his replacement Brian Fairlie had the desired effect and a final unbeaten 7 game run ensured a creditable 6th place.

In the Scottish Cup, for the second year running, it would be a first round exit, this time to Raith Rovers.

In the League Cup, Inverness Caledonian Thistle were to prove too much to handle in the first round.

Finally, in the Scottish Challenge Cup, it was a case of 'role reversal'. In the competition which had seen just one win in ten attempts, this season would see a mini cup run before Queen of the South would bring it to an end in the third round.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, Dumbarton played just one group tie, losing to Falkirk on penalties after a drawn game.

Results & fixtures[edit]

[1]  Win   Draw   Loss

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Bell's Challenge Cup[edit]

CIS League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Pre-season and mid-season Friendlies[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][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 Stephen Grindlay 38 0 33+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland John Wight 4 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Craig Brittain 28 0 26+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Neil Collins 38 3 33+0 3 1+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Michael Dickie 27 0 20+3 0 1+0 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Neil Duffy 27 1 23+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 1 1+0 0
DF Scotland Kevin McCann 7 0 2+3 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Craig McEwan 28 0 21+2 0 1+0 0 2+1 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland John McKeown 16 0 12+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Dave Stewart 25 0 16+4 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 0+1 0
MF Scotland Steven Bonar 39 3 26+9 3 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+1 0
MF Scotland Mark Crilly 17 0 12+2 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland John Dillon 40 9 34+1 7 1+0 0 3+0 2 1+0 0
MF Scotland Barry Donald 7 1 3+4 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Craig Lynes 18 1 4+10 1 0+1 0 0+2 0 1+0 0
MF Nigeria Emeka Obidile 14 3 9+5 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Andy Brown 33 4 19+10 4 1+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Tom Brown 30 2 23+4 1 0+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
FW Scotland Paddy Flannery 31 8 18+9 8 0+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Gary McCutcheon 32 8 23+8 8 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Danny McKelvie 8 0 1+3 0 0+1 0 0+3 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Joe Robertson 15 0 4+9 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Iain Russell 11 4 8+3 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Neil Scally 29 5 23+4 5 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0

Transfers[2][edit]

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Raith Rovers on 17 August marked John Dillon's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 123rd Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League Cup match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 10 September marked Michael Dickie's and Dave Stewart's 100th appearances for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 124th and 125th Dumbarton players respectively to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Raith Rovers on 1 March marked Steven Bonar's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 126th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scottish Football Review 2003/04. Epsom: PPL Sport & Leisure. 2003. ISBN 1-903381-14-2. 
  2. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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