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otball captain killed in crash

Gordon Lennon (right) and manager Jim Chapman

Gordon Lennon (right) with Dumbarton manager Jim Chapman


Dumbarton Football Club has confirmed that its captain has been killed in a crash while on a family break.


Gordon Lennon died in an off-road accident near Dingwall on Sunday. The 26-year-old led his side to promotion to Division Two last season.


The club's website states that everyone connected with Dumbarton was "shocked and deeply saddened" at the death of Gordon Lennon.


The club said its thoughts were with his partner and five-month-old baby.


Northern Constabulary said the accident happened at about 1640 BST on Sunday at Brahan near Maryburgh.


Mr Lennon was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness but died from his injuries.


The Dumbarton FC statement reads: "Gordon was an inspiration both on and off the park and his influence will be felt by many both within and outwith Dumbarton Football Club for a very long time to come.


"He was not just a quality footballer, he was a great man with so many qualities and was rarely seen without his trademark smile.


"He always had time to speak with supporters, of any club, and everyone associated with Dumbarton Football Club are proud that he considered his greatest footballing achievement was lifting the Scottish Football League 3rd Division Championship trophy as the captain of Dumbarton last month.


"Our condolences go out to his family and as a club we will assist his family in whatever way we can through these difficult times and those that lie ahead."




hope this adds some perspective. such a shame.

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Guest toonlass

Awful, horrible news. Such a tragedy. RIP and my sympathies to his family and loved ones.

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Guest sicko2ndbest

Ive got a 5 month old myself cannot comprehend her not having her Daddy to grow up with.


Absolutely tragic



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Very sad news. Being a Berwick fan i have seen him play loads of times. He was one of the best players in the division, and after reading other tributes on Pie and Bovril website seems like he was one of the soundest guys you could meet. Alway wanted Berwick to sign him but not to be. Sad loss. :(

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