Dumbarton FC praised by West Dunbartonshire Council after promotion

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West Dunbartonshire councillors are to congratulate a local football team on their promotion to league one this year.

Dumbarton FC, one of the oldest clubs in Scotland, is a semi - professional football club which was founded in December 1872.

They secured their promotion from League two to League one last month after beating Stirling Albion 2-1 over two legs in the play-off semi-final and Spartans 4-3 over two legs in the final.

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The club, which plays its home games at the Dumbarton Football Stadium, commonly referred to as “The Rock” by supporters and sits next to Dumbarton Castle is managed by Stephen Farrell who was appointed in May 2021.

A motion by councillor Chris Pollock to congratulate the club on its recent success is being brought before West Dunbartonshire’s full council meeting.

It states: “The council recognises and congratulates Dumbarton Football Club, the players, fans, staff and management on gaining promotion to Scotland's League One of football.

“Moving through the play-offs undefeated the sons clinched victory against Spartans in Edinburgh, on May 17th with a 4-3 aggregate win.

“Founded in 1872 Dumbarton is one of Scotland's oldest football clubs. The club is well supported and popular with locals.

“The location of the stadium beneath Dumbarton Rock has been described as one of the world's most iconic football grounds.

“Gaining promotion is an excellent achievement for the area's biggest and most successful club. Council wishes the club and the fans all the best for next season.”

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