2005–06 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
2005-06 season
Manager Paul Martin
Stadium Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 10th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Scottish League Cup First Round
Bell's Challenge Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Andy Rodgers (12)
All: Andy Rodgers (16)
Highest home attendance 1,594
Lowest home attendance 534
Average home league attendance 939

Season 2005–06 was the 122nd football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 100th time, the Scottish Cup for the 111th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 59th time and the Scottish Challenge Cup for the 15th time.

Overview[edit]

Paul Martin's first full season in charge was not to be a happy one. The league campaign did not start well with only 1 win recorded from the first 9 matches. There was a temporary improvement in results from mid October to mid November, but thereafter success was hard to come by, and from February onwards just 2 draws were salvaged from 13 league encounters, meaning that Dumbarton would be anchored at the bottom of the table and relegation was assured long before the season's end. It also meant the end of Paul Martin's tenure in the manager's seat.

In the Scottish Cup, a first round win over Highland League opponents Forres Mechanics was followed by an embarrassing defeat to Third Division Arbroath.

In the League Cup, it was another first round exit, this time to Hamilton.

Finally, in the Scottish Challenge Cup, Dumbarton's dismal record in this competition was extended by a further year with a second round defeat to Raith Rovers.

Locally, in the Stirlingshire Cup, Dumbarton lost both of their opening group ties, and failed to score too.

Despite the disappointing end, the season had in fact started brightly with an invite to the pre-season Keyline Tournament run by Oban Saints. This was duly won, with 3 wins and 2 draws from 5 matches, against strong opposition including Hearts, Dundee United and St Johnstone.

Results & fixtures[edit]

[1]  Win   Draw   Loss

Scottish Second Division[edit]

CIS League Cup[edit]

Bell's League Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Pre-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 39 0 36+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
GK Scotland John Wight 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Craig Brittain 12 0 7+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
DF Scotland Mark Dempsie 26 0 25+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Ian Dobbins 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Kevin Gaughan 28 1 25+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Gary McDevitt 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Jamie Smith 36 2 33+0 2 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Robert Walker 26 1 22+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Paul Young 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland James Allan 6 0 3+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Scott Bannerman 25 0 16+7 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Chris Boyle 28 2 26+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Graham Connell 29 1 16+11 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland John Dillon 25 2 11+12 2 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Steve Ferguson 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Danny Ferry 18 0 10+7 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Chris Gentile 26 1 19+3 1 0+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Kevin MacDonald 16 0 7+5 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+2 0
MF Scotland Craig Winter 12 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Ryan Borris 34 1 30+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
FW Scotland John Gemmell 27 5 14+12 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland David McNaught 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Paul McQuilken 38 4 24+10 3 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
FW Scotland Andy Rodgers 37 16 27+6 12 1+0 1 0+1 1 2+0 2
FW Scotland Paul Ronald 6 0 2+3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Iain Russell 34 9 20+10 8 0+1 0 1+0 0 1+1 1

Transfers[2][edit]

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Peterhead on 29 October marked Iain Russell's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 128th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006/07. London: Headline Publishing Group. 2005. ISBN 0-7553-1526-X.
  2. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.

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