Dalbeattie Star F.C.

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Dalbeattie Star
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Full name Dalbeattie Star Football Club
Nickname(s) The Star
Founded 1905-1948: re-formed 1976
Ground Islecroft Stadium, Dalbeattie
Capacity 1,320 (100 seated)
Chairman Clark Lamont
Manager Darren Kerr
League Lowland League
2017–18 Lowland League, 14th of 16
Website Club website

Dalbeattie Star Football Club is a Scottish association football club based in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway.that currently competes in the Lowland Football League.

The club had previously played in the South of Scotland Football League.

Home matches are played at Islecroft Stadium in Dalbeattie and as a senior team in Scotland they are eligible to play in the Scottish Cup.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 October 2018[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK Ross Wilson
Scotland GK Vinnie Parker
Scotland DF Curtiss Wilson
Scotland DF Darren Kerr
Scotland DF Greig Thorburn
Scotland DF Hugh Cameron
Scotland DF Ross Thomson
Scotland DF Lee Wells
Scotland DF Liam Park
Scotland MF Ross Green
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Aiden Kerr
Scotland MF Connor Graham
Scotland MF Farrel O'Sullivan
Scotland MF Lewis Todd
Scotland MF Scott Milligan
Scotland FW Ally Mason
Scotland FW Corey Thomson
Scotland FW Jamie McHarrie
Scotland FW Lewis Sloan

Honours[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish FA Cup 2010−2011 : Second Round, statto.com. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Players | Dalbeattie Star FC". www.dalbeattiestar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-13.

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