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Focus on Dalbeattie Star

Focus on Dalbeattie Star

A few things you may, or may not know about our William Hill Scottish Cup opponents Dalbeattie Star, who we face in the second round of the competition on Saturday:

# They play at the Islecroft Stadium, which is a distance of 105 miles from Forthbank.

# Dalbeattie lies 12 miles south-west of Dumfries and four miles east of Castle Douglas.

# Formed in 1905, their home jerseys are red and black stripes.

# Their player/manager is 27-year-old former Annan defender John MacBeth.

# Dalbeattie were South of Scotland League champions for the first time since 1988/89 last season. They won 21 and drew three of their 24 matches.

# They have won seven out of seven in the league in 2012/13, scoring 34 goals and conceding just three.

# Star went down 6-1 at home to Inverurie Locos in last season’s Scottish Cup first round.

# In the 2010/11 Scottish Cup, Dalbeattie beat Hawick RA 3-0 before losing 1-0 away to Deveronvale.

# Forward Lewis Sloan has experience with Queen of the South, Kilmarnock, Annan and Stenhousemuir.

# Striker Scott Milligan netted 67 goals in 44 appearances last season.