5000 NOT OUT!

Friday 4th February 2022

TOMORROW’S game away to Montrose is a special one for statisticians and historians – it’s Dumbarton FC’s 5000th competitive fixture.

Having started with a Scottish Cup tie away to Renton in November 1873, tomorrow we reach another milestone in our long and illustrious history. We do of course reach the club’s 150th anniversary this year.

Club historian Jim McAllister said: “For a club to reach 150 years and 5000 competitive games is a very special achievement.

“We have a decent record when we’ve reached 1000-game milestones, so let’s hope that continues tomorrow.”

Previous milestones:

100th game – Dumbarton 7-3 Mossend Swifts; Scottish Cup; November 8, 1890

500th game – Dumbarton 0-3 Hibernian; League; October 11, 1913

1000th game – Dumbarton 3-0 Clyde; Scottish Cup; February 20, 1926

2000th game – Dumbarton 2-1 Dundee United; League; March 22, 1952

3000th game – Hamilton Accies 0-1 Dumbarton; Scottish Cup; February 15, 1975

4000th game – Dumbarton 1-1 Albion Rovers; League November 15, 1997

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