By Kris Smith
In the club’s sixth season, they finished fourth in the Northern League with 25 points and second in the SNL with 31 points.
The Stars won 54 per cent of their 22 Northern fixtures and 83 per cent of their 18 SNL matches but were 19 and five points behind their main rivals, Fife Flyers, who won both league titles.
Dundee had a negative goal difference of -7 in the Northern League after scoring 79 goals and conceding 86 but in the SNL, it was a very different story as they scored 145 times and allowed 66 goals into their own net, giving them a positive goal difference of 79.
The team also competed in two cup competitions and reached the finals of both but fell to defeat on both occasions.
In the Scottish Cup, the Stars beat Dundee Tigers 6-2 and 4-3 in the Quarter-Finals before advancing to knockout Solway Sharks 7-5 on aggregate.
Although, they were heavily beaten 8-1 by rivals, Fife in the final but the Stars would go back for more as the Autumn Cup, they eliminated North Ayr Bruins with 6-2 and 14-4 victories.
Edinburgh Capitals SNL team were the next side to be dumped out by the Stars as they secured a 4-3 Semi-Final win before taking on the Flyers again in the Final.
A 5-5 draw in the first leg set up a tense second match but Fife would run out 6-2 winners on the night.
Dundee once again made the end of season playoffs in both the SNL and Northern League and their fourth place finish in the Northern set them up against champions Fife in the Semi-Final but this time, the Stars ended Fife’s hope of a Grand Slam with a 7-4 victory.
However, Whitley Warriors would slip past them in the final with a 5-4 win to claim the trophy and in the SNL, second seeded Dundee took on third place Solway but were beaten 8-3 by the Sharks.
Therefore, in the overall Final matches against Fife that season, the overall score was 23-15 in favour of the Flyers.
There was one player that topped all of the scoring charts in both leagues that season and it was Dundonian marksman, John Dolan.
He led the team in points, goals and assists in both the Northern League and SNL.
The pacey forward with an eye for goal netted 25 times and assisted on 21 goals in 14 Northern League matches for 46 points and in the SNL, he found the net 29 times and set up 22 more goals for 51 points in 15 games played.
However, one player did match his assists tally in the SNL and it was Canadian defenceman, Jeff Marshall.
There were also two players who racked up a lot of penalty minutes in both leagues, in the Northern League, Ali Haddanou spent 90 minutes of his 13 appearances in the sin bin and Scott Plews also accumulated 88 minutes in 16 games.
Although, in the SNL, Plews had 106 minutes from 11 matches, which is enough to rank him 23rd on the Stars all-time most penalty minutes in a season list but he has played almost 40 games less than every player above him.
However, if his SNL and Northern totals were combined, his new total of 194 would move him up to fourth on the chart.
Also on the all-time tables for assists, is Dolan, who currently sits 64th and 71st for his SNL and Northern totals but if his whole season was combined then he would move up to 11th with 43 assists.
John is also highly ranked in the Stars all-time most goals in a season list and his 29 goals in the SNL currently has him in 10th place and his 25 goals in the Northern League at 19th.
Although, as these were both in the same season, his new total of 54 would make him the leader with the most goals scored in a single season by a Stars player.
There is another similar incident in the all-time points per season table, with Dolan picking up 51 in the SNL (30th) and 46 in the Northern (40th) but once combined, his season total takes him up to second place, just seven points behind leader, Tony Hand (104).
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2006-2007 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
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