By Kris Smith
In the club’s ninth season, they finished third in the Northern League with 21 points from 16 fixtures and they also achieved a second place finish in the Celtic League with 16 points from 12 games.
Only five teams contested the Northern League that season and they finished in the following order; Solway Sharks, Fife Flyers, Dundee Stars, Whitley Warriors and Braehead Paisley Pirates.
Meanwhile, the Celtic League was made up of four teams and they were; Dundee, Fife, Solway and a team from Dundalk, Ireland called the Charlestown Chiefs.
The Stars won 69 per cent of their Northern League matches that season but finished three points behind their main rivals, the Flyers and in the Celtic League, they had a win rate of 67 per cent but were four points behind the winners, Fife.
Also, Dundee had a positive goal difference in that campaign after scoring 166 goals and conceding 71 times across the Northern League and two other cup competitions.
The two cup competitions the Stars competed for were the; Scottish Cup and the Scottish Autumn Cup.
However, whilst they were eliminated in the Semi-Finals of the Scottish Cup, they went on to win the Autumn Cup and scored 48 goals in the four knockout matches they played.
After winning all four of their group stage matches against Fife and Dundee Comets, the Stars then defeated the Kilmarnock Storm 31-4 over two legs in the Semi-Finals.
A 14-2 thrashing in the first leg was then improved on in game two as Dundee dominated once more and won 17-2 to set them up with a derby clash in the Final.
Although, the Stars were in full control after the first leg as a 10-1 victory pretty much sealed the result and in the return leg, Dundee finished off their old foes 7-2.
The club once again qualified for both leagues playoff tournaments and in the Northern League playoffs, Dundee beat the Flyers 5-1 to advance to the Final but were defeated 4-2 by league winners, Solway.
Whereas, in the Celtic League playoffs, the Sharks 4-3 in overtime and again faced the Kirkcaldy club in a final but the Flyers would claim the trophy after a shootout victory gave them the 4-3 victory.
Finally, in the overall knockout matches against Fife that season, the overall score was 31-16 in favour of the Stars, after the two enemies clashed on six occasions.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2009-2010 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
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