1874–75 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1874–75 season
Stadium Meadow Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup Semi Final

Season 1874–75 was the second Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the second time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton reached the semi final of the Scottish Cup before losing to local rivals Renton, after a 0-0 draw.[1]

During the season, 6 'other' matches were reported to have been played, including home and away fixtures against neighbours Vale of Leven; in addition a match was played against 'Dumbarton Cricket & Football Club' - who would later change their name to Lennox F.C. Of these 'other' matches, 4 were drawn and 2 lost, scoring 1 goal and conceding 5.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 October 1874 R1 Arthurlie H 3-0 unknown
28 October 1874 R2 Rangers A 0-0
12 December 1874 R2R Rangers H 1-0 Lang
30 January 1875 R3 3rd LRV H 1-0 Hartley
27 March 1875 SF Renton H 1-1 Galbraith
3 April 1875 SFR Renton H 0-1

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 November 1874 Alexandra Athletic A 1-1 unknown
26 November 1874 Vale of Leven H 0-0
16 January 1875 Dumbarton C&FC A 0-0 500
23 January 1875 Vale of Leven A 0-3
27 February 1875 Vale of Leven H 0-0
6 March 1875 Renton H 0-1[2] 2,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Wood 5 0 5 0
DF Scotland John Bain 4 0 4 0
DF Scotland William McIntosh 6 0 6 0
DF Scotland James Wood 4 0 4 0
MF Scotland James Boyd 4 0 4 0
MF Scotland Archie Lang 2 1 2 1
MF Scotland David McAulay 4 0 4 0
MF Scotland M Walker 2 0 2 0
FW Scotland Alex Galbraith 2 1 2 1
FW Scotland Robert Gibson 6 0 6 0
FW Scotland David Hartley 6 1 6 1
FW Scotland William Hicks 5 0 5 0
FW Scotland Robert Johnston 6 0 6 0
FW Scotland Samuel McInnes 6 0 6 0
FW Scotland William McIntyre 4 0 4 0

Transfers[edit]

Amongst those making their first appearances for the club this season was Archie Lang. Of those leaving, Robert Ball was of note being the player who scored Dumbarton's first ever goal.

Factfile[edit]

* The second round of the Scottish Cup pitted Dumbarton against Rangers for their first ever meeting, and this remains the oldest competitive tie between Dumbarton and any of the current Scottish league clubs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X. 
  2. ^ This was the first playing of the Scottish Cup Semi Final but the result was successfully protested by Dumbarton to the S.F.A..
  3. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 

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