Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

THE CHALLENGE AHEAD

Friday 29th July 2022

DUMBARTON'S journey in cinch League Two begins tomorrow.

Nine other teams, some of whom we have not played in a league fixture for 13 years, stand between us and making our 150th anniversary season one to go down in history.

Here we take a look at those teams, when we will play them and what we can expect when they line up in opposition.

All the details are below, in ascending order of where each team finished in the league structure last season.

Please note that all fixtures and admission arrangements are subject to change.

BONNYRIGG ROSE ATHLETIC

Finished last season: First in Lowland League; beat Cowdenbeath in playoff to win promotion to the SPFL.

Dumbarton v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic: Saturday, September 17; Saturday, January 28.

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Dumbarton: Saturday, December 3; Saturday, April 15.

Admission prices: Adults 12; Concessions (12-16, over-65, disabled with carer) 7; Under-12s free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Wednesday, July 13 – Clyde 1 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 2
Sunday, July 17 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1 Hibernian 4
Wednesday, July 20 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1 Falkirk 1 (lost on penalties)
Saturday, July 23 – Morton 3 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, August 6 – East Fife v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, August 13 – Stranraer v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, August 20 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Albion Rovers

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Dumbarton
Saturday, April 22 – Forfar Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, April 29 – Annan Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, May 6 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Elgin City

Previous meetings with Dumbarton:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Dumbarton 0 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1
Saturday, November 26, 2016 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 0 Dumbarton 0

Last in the same league as Dumbarton:

Never.

Signings to date: Conor Doan (Stirling University); Josh Grigor (Stenhousemuir); Kevin Smith (East Fife).

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ELGIN CITY

Finished last season: Ninth in cinch League Two.

Dumbarton v Elgin City: Saturday, August 27; Saturday, February 25.

Elgin City v Dumbarton: Saturday, November 12; Saturday, April 29.

Admission prices: Ground - Adults 13; Concessions 8; Under-16s free with a paying adult. Stand – add 2 to ground prices. Stand tickets are only available through Fanbase app.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Ayr United 3 Elgin City 0 (originally ended 0-0 with Ayr winning on penalties, but awarded to Ayr after Elgin fielded an ineligible player)
Saturday, July 16 – Annan Athletic 4 Elgin City 0
Tuesday, July 19 – Elgin City 2 St Johnstone 4
Saturday, July 23 – Elgin City 0 Queen of the South 2

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Elgin City v East Fife
Saturday, August 6 – Stirling Albion v Elgin City
Saturday, August 13 – Forfar Athletic v Elgin City
Saturday, August 20 – Elgin City v Stranraer

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Elgin City v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, April 22 – Stranraer v Elgin City
Saturday, April 29 – Elgin City v Dumbarton
Saturday, May 6 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Elgin City

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2008/09 in SFL Third Division:

Saturday, August 9, 2008 – Elgin City 1 Dumbarton 1
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 – Dumbarton 2 Elgin City 0
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – Elgin City 0 Dumbarton 2
Saturday, May 2, 2009 – Dumbarton 6 Elgin City 0

Meetings since then:

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Dumbarton 1 Elgin City 0 (Scottish Cup)

Signings to date: Jevan Anderson (Cove Rangers); Chris Antoniazzi (Formartine United); Owen Cairns (Fraserburgh); Jake Dolzanski (Jeanfield Swifts); Kenny McInnes (Inverness CT).

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ALBION ROVERS

Finished last season: Eighth in cinch League Two.

Dumbarton v Albion Rovers: Saturday, October 15; Saturday, March 18.

Albion Rovers v Dumbarton: Saturday, August 6; Monday, January 2.

Admission prices: Adults 13; Concessions 7; Under-16s 2; Carers free.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Albion Rovers 2 Livingston 3
Tuesday, July 12 – Albion Rovers 1 Cove Rangers 2
Saturday, July 16 – Kelty Hearts 0 Albion Rovers 2
Tuesday, July 19 – Inverness CT 4 Albion Rovers 0

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Stenhousemuir v Albion Rovers
Saturday, August 6 – Albion Rovers v Dumbarton
Saturday, August 13 – Albion Rovers v East Fife
Saturday, August 20 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Albion Rovers

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Annan Athletic v Albion Rovers
Saturday, April 22 – Albion Rovers v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, April 29 – East Fife v Albion Rovers
Saturday, May 6 – Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2011/12 in SFL Second Division:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - Dumbarton 2 Albion Rovers 1
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - Albion Rovers 3 Dumbarton 1
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - Dumbarton 1 Albion Rovers 0
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - Albion Rovers 1 Dumbarton 1

Meetings since then:

Saturday, August 4, 2012 – Dumbarton 2 Albion Rovers 0 (League Cup)
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – Dumbarton 1 Albion Rovers 0 (League Cup)

Signings to date: Kyle Fleming (Annan Athletic); Lewis Kidd and Jack Leighfield (FC Edinburgh); Michael Paton (Brechin City); Ayrton Sonkur (Stranraer); Amaury Testa (Caledonian Braves).

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STIRLING ALBION

Finished last season: Seventh in cinch League Two.

Dumbarton v Stirling Albion: Saturday, July 30; Saturday, January 7.

Stirling Albion v Dumbarton: Saturday, October 8; Saturday, March 25.

Admission prices: Adults 15; Over-65s 10; Students (with valid ID) and under-17s 5; Under-12s free with a paying adult.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Dumbarton 1 Stirling Albion 2
Saturday, July 16 – Raith Rovers 1 Stirling Albion 1 (won on penalties)
Tuesday, July 19 – Stirling Albion 0 Aberdeen 5
Saturday, July 23 – Stirling Albion 3 Peterhead 0

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Dumbarton v Stirling Albion
Saturday, August 6 – Stirling Albion v Elgin City
Saturday, August 13 – Stirling Albion v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, August 20 – Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Stenhousemuir v Stirling Albion
Saturday, April 22 – Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic
Saturday, April 29 – Stirling Albion v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, May 6 – Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2011/12 in SFL Second Division:

Saturday, August 13, 2011 – Dumbarton 1 Stirling Albion 5
Saturday, October 29, 2011 – Stirling Albion 0 Dumbarton 1
Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Dumbarton 4 Stirling Albion 1
Saturday, April 28, 2012 – Stirling Albion 1 Dumbarton 2

Meetings since then:

Only the Premier Sports Cup tie above.

Signings to date: Danny Burns (Shotts Bon Accord); Cameron Clark (Annan Athletic); Harrison Clark (Livingston, loan); Josh Cooper (Morton); Ross Davidson, Danny Denholm and Aaron Dunsmore (all East Fife); Robert Thomson (Stenhousemuir).

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STRANRAER

Finished last season: Sixth in cinch League Two.

Dumbarton v Stranraer: Saturday, November 5; Saturday, May 6.

Stranraer v Dumbarton: Saturday, September 10; Saturday, March 4.

Admission prices: Adults 15; Concession 10; Ages 12-16 5; Under-12s free.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Stranraer 2 Queen's Park 5
Tuesday, July 12 – Hamilton Accies 5 Stranraer 2
Saturday, July 16 – Stranraer 0 Dundee 3
Tuesday, July 19 – Forfar Athletic 3 Stranraer 0 (originally finished 2-2 with Forfar winning on penalties, but later awarded to Forfar after Stranraer fielded an ineligible player)

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Stranraer v Annan Athletic
Saturday, August 6 – Forfar Athletic v Stranraer
Saturday, August 13 – Stranraer v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, August 20 – Elgin City v Stranraer

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – East Fife v Stranraer
Saturday, April 22 – Stranraer v Elgin City
Saturday, April 29 – Stranraer v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, May 6 – Dumbarton v Stranraer

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2019/20 in League One:

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – Dumbarton 3 Stranraer 1
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Stranraer 0 Dumbarton 0
Saturday, December 28, 2019 – Dumbarton 1 Stranraer 1
(Fourth meeting cancelled after season was declared)

Meetings since then:

Saturday, May 8, 2021 – Stranraer 0 Dumbarton 0 (League One playoff semi-final)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – Dumbarton 1 Stranraer 0 (League One playoff semi-final)

Signings to date: Scott Dunn (Queen of the South); Sam Ellis (St Mirren); Dylan Forrest (Cumbernauld Colts); Kyle Girvan (Kilbirnie Ladeside); Scott McLean (Spennymoor Town); George O'Connor (Kilmarnock); Luke Watt (Blantyre Victoria).

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STENHOUSEMUIR

Finished last season: Fifth in cinch League Two.

Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir: Saturday, December 17; Saturday, April 1.

Stenhousemuir v Dumbarton: Saturday, August 20; Saturday, February 4.

Admission prices: Adults 14; Concessions 9; Child 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Fanbase app.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Stenhousemuir 1 Partick Thistle 2
Saturday, July 16 – Stenhousemuir 3 Fraserburgh 0
Tuesday, July 19 – Montrose 0 Stenhousemuir 2
Saturday, July 23 – Kilmarnock 4 Stenhousemuir 1

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Stenhousemuir v Albion Rovers
Saturday, August 6 – Annan Athletic v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, August 13 – Stirling Albion v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, August 20 – Stenhousemuir v Dumbarton

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Stenhousemuir v Stirling Albion
Saturday, April 22 – Albion Rovers v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, April 29 – Stranraer v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, May 6 – Stenhousemuir v Annan Athletic

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2018/19 in League One:

Saturday, September 1, 2018 – Stenhousemuir 2 Dumbarton 1
Saturday, November 10, 2018 – Dumbarton 2 Stenhousemuir 1
Saturday, December 29, 2018 – Stenhousemuir 2 Dumbarton 2
Saturday, March 30, 2019 – Dumbarton 1 Stenhousemuir 2

Meetings since then:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – Dumbarton 1 Stenhousemuir 2 (League Cup group stage)

Signings to date: Conor Brennan (East Kilbride); Craig Bryson (St Johnstone); Jay Cantley and Scott Walker (Airdrieonians); Daniel Higgins (East Fife); Niyah Joseph (Queen of the South); Michael Miller (Ayr United); Will Sewell (Largs Thistle); Matty Yates (Stranraer); Callum Yeats (Queen's Park, loan).

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ANNAN ATHLETIC

Finished last season: Third in cinch League Two – lost to FC Edinburgh in playoff final.

Dumbarton v Annan Athletic: Saturday, August 13; Saturday, February 11.

Annan Athletic v Dumbarton: Saturday, October 29; Saturday, April 8.

Admission prices: Adults 14; Concessions 10.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – Queen of the South 2 Annan Athletic 3
Tuesday, July 12 – St Johnstone 0 Annan Athletic 0 (won on penalties)
Saturday, July 16 – Annan Athletic 4 Elgin City 0
Tuesday, July 19 – Annan Athletic 1 Ayr United 1 (won on penalties)

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Stranraer v Annan Athletic
Saturday, August 6 – Annan Athletic v Stenhousemuir
Saturday, August 13 – Dumbarton v Annan Athletic
Saturday, August 20 – Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Annan Athletic v Albion Rovers
Saturday, April 22 – Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic
Saturday, April 29 – Annan Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, May 6 – Stenhousemuir v Annan Athletic

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2008/09 in SFL Third Division:

Saturday, October 4, 2008 – Dumbarton 4 Annan Athletic 1
Saturday, December 20, 2008 – Annan Athletic 2 Dumbarton 1
Saturday, March 21, 2009 – Dumbarton 0 Annan Athletic 2
Saturday, May 9, 2009 – Annan Athletic 1 Dumbarton 3

Meetings since then:

Tuesday, July 26, 2017 – Dumbarton 0 Annan Athletic 0 (League Cup group stage, lost on penalties)
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Annan Athletic 0 Dumbarton 1 (League Cup group stage)

Signings to date: Alan Cook (Peterhead); Josh Galloway (Leeds United); Scott Hooper (Kelty Hearts); Max Kilsby (Carlisle United, loan); Benjamin Luissint (Gretna 2008); Ethan Mitchell (Celtic); Tommy Muir (Stranraer); Cameron Williamson (Falkirk).

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FORFAR ATHLETIC

Finished last season: Second in cinch League Two – lost playoff semi-final to Annan Athletic.

Dumbarton v Forfar Athletic: Saturday, November 19; Saturday, March 11.

Forfar Athletic v Dumbarton: Saturday, October 1; Saturday, January 14.

Admission prices: Ground – Adults 14; Aged 65 and over 8; Under-17s 5. Stand – add 1 to ground price.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Tuesday, July 12 – Queen's Park 4 Forfar Athletic 1
Saturday, July 16 – Forfar Athletic 0 Hamilton Accies 3
Tuesday, July 19 – Forfar Athletic 3 Stranraer 0 (originally finished 2-2 with Forfar winning on penalties, but later awarded to Forfar after Stranraer fielded an ineligible player)
Saturday, July 23 – Dundee 5 Forfar Athletic 1

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, August 6 – Forfar Athletic v Stranraer
Saturday, August 13 – Forfar Athletic v Elgin City
Saturday, August 20 – East Fife v Forfar Athletic

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – Elgin City v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, April 22 – Forfar Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, April 29 – Stirling Albion v Forfar Athletic
Saturday, May 6 – Forfar Athletic v East Fife

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2020/21 in League One:

Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Forfar Athletic 0 Dumbarton 0
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – Dumbarton 0 Forfar Athletic 1
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – Dumbarton 1 Forfar Athletic 0

Meetings since then:

None.

Signings to date: Ben Armour (Alloa Athletic); Tomas Brindley (Kilmarnock); Nathan Flanagan (Stirling Albion); Kevin Hanratty (Aberdeen, loan); James Keatings (Raith Rovers); Roberto Nditi (Queen of the South).

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EAST FIFE

Finished last season: Tenth in cinch League One – relegated automatically.

Dumbarton v East Fife: Saturday, December 24; Saturday, April 22.

East Fife v Dumbarton: Saturday, September 3; Saturday, February 18.

Admission prices: Adults 18; Over-65/Concessions 14; Under-16s 5; Carers free.

Premier Sports Cup results:

Saturday, July 9 – East Fife 0 Dunfermline Athletic 2
Tuesday, July 12 – Alloa Athletic 1 East Fife 1 (lost on penalties)
Tuesday, July 19 – East Fife 3 Buckie Thistle 2
Saturday, July 23 – Ross County 7 East Fife 0

Start to the league campaign:

Saturday, July 30 – Elgin City v East Fife
Saturday, August 6 – East Fife v Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Saturday, August 13 – Albion Rovers v East Fife
Saturday, August 20 – East Fife v Forfar Athletic

The run-in:

Saturday, April 15 – East Fife v Stranraer
Saturday, April 22 – Dumbarton v East Fife
Saturday, April 29 – East Fife v Albion Rovers
Saturday, May 6 – Forfar Athletic v East Fife

Last in the same league as Dumbarton – season 2021/22 in cinch League One:

Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Dumbarton 5 East Fife 0
Saturday, October 30, 2021 – East Fife 2 Dumbarton 1
Saturday, January 15, 2022 – Dumbarton 2 East Fife 0
Saturday, March 12, 2022 – East Fife 2 Dumbarton 0

Meetings since then:

None.

Signings to date: Sam Denham and Alex Ferguson (St Johnstone, Ferguson on loan); Allan Fleming (Montrose); Ryan Schiavone (Hearts); Scott Shepherd (Forfar Athletic); Allan Trouten (Alloa Athletic); Lucas Williamson (Alloa Athletic).

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