Dalbeattie Star F.C.
|Full name||Dalbeattie Star Football Club|
|Founded||1905-1948: re-formed 1976|
|Ground||Islecroft Stadium, Dalbeattie|
|Capacity||1,320 (100 seated)|
|2017–18||Lowland League, 14th of 16|
The club had previously played in the South of Scotland Football League.
The club was founded in 1905 but folded in 1948. It was re-formed in 1976.
In the 2008–09 season they reached the third round of the Scottish Cup, defeating Lossiemouth 5–1 at home, and then Selkirk 6−0 at home, before losing to Highland League side Forres Mechanics 2−4 after extra time, following a very creditable 2–2 draw at Mosset Park
In the 2009–10 season, the Star finished runners-up behind Threave Rovers and the Castle Douglas side prevailed again in the 2010–11 season. Although pushed all the way, a 0–2 home defeat by Threave in the penultimate game of the season tipped the title race in favour of the champions. In the 2010–11 Scottish Cup, Star defeated Hawick Royal Albert 3–0 in the first round, before losing to Highland League side Deveronvale 1–0 at Princess Royal Park. In the 2011–12 season they lost in the first round of the Scottish Cup, 6–1 at home to Inverurie Loco Works. Also in 2011–12, the Star won the South of Scotland League for the first time since 1988–89, finishing the league season unbeaten, winning 21 of the 24 matches. The title was clinched with a 1–1 draw away to Threave Rovers, the defending champions. As well as the league, the Star also won four cups, the Challenge Cup, League Cup, Potts Cup and the Haig Gordon Cup, meaning the 2011–12 season was one of the best ever in the club's history.
The following season, 2012–13, Star retained the league title with a couple of games to spare, though their long unbeaten league was ended (41 games). The South of Scotland Challenge Cup and the League Cup were also retained with wins over Nithsdale Wanderers and Threave Rovers, and the Tweedie Cup was won with another victory over Threave. In the summer of 2013 Star joined the newly formed Lowland League. In the inaugural season of the league Star finished a creditable third and though 2013–14 was not trophy laden like the previous two seasons, significant progress was made on the park with some excellent results and performances. There were big disappointments as well, none more so than a second SFA South Region Challenge Cup final defeat in a row, this time to East Kilbride (0–2) at Palmerston. The following season the club finished fourth in the league but again missed out on silverware in the cups. Manager Paul McGinley announced in February that he would be stepping down at the end of the season and Darren Kerr was named as the new boss for 2015–16 season.
As of 12 October 2018
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- South of Scotland League
- Winners 1924–25, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1988–89, 2011–12, 2012–13
- South of Scotland Challenge Cup
- Winners 1906–07, 1908–09, 1924–25, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1992–93, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17
- South of Scotland League Cup
- Winners 1988–89, 1992–93, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
- Potts Cup
- Winners 1924–25, 1932–33, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2011–12
- J Haig Gordon Memorial Trophy
- Winners 1977–78, 1983–84, 1988–89, 2011–12
- Cree Lodge Cup
- Winners 1980–81, 1984–85
- Tweedie Cup
- Winners 1999–00, 2012–13
- James Brown Fair Play Trophy
- Winners 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12
- Detroit Trophy (Overall)
- Winners 1983–84 (share with Annan), 1984–85, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1992–93, 2011–12, 2012–13
- South of Scotland Cup
- Winners 1929–30, 1930–31
- Dumfries & Galloway Cup
- Winners 1911–12, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31