1877–78 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1877–78 season
Stadium Townend, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup Second Round

Season 1877–78 was the fifth Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the fifth time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton were on the move again and played their home games during the season at Townend.

During the early years of the Scottish Cup, the earlier rounds of the competition were played on a regional basis, which was always a tough proposition as three of the top Scottish clubs at the time were from Dumbartonshire, this season Dumbarton came up against Vale of Leven in the second round, and lost (to the eventual champions) after a 1-1 draw.[1]

During the season, 12 'other' matches were played, including home and away fixtures against locals Renton and Alexandria, and Glasgow sides, Rangers and South Western. Of these matches, 8 were won, 1 drawn and 3 lost, scoring 32 goals and conceding 8.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
29 September 1877 R1 Waverley H 4-0 Lawrence(2);McMaster;Anderson
20 October 1877 R2 Vale of Leven H 1-1 unknown 3,000
27 October 1877 R2r Vale of Leven A 1-4 Hartley 5,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 September 1877 Renton H 2-1 unknown
15 September 1877 South Western A 2-1 Meikleham;unknown
24 November 1877 Rangers A 0-1
1 December 1877 Lancefield H 9-0 unknown
15 December 1877 Mauchline A 0-1
22 December 1877 Renton A 1-1 unknown
2 March 1878 Alexandria A 3-0 unknown
16 March 1878 Alexandria H 6-0 unknown
23 March 1878 Rangers H 2-1 unknown
30 March 1878 South Western H 1-2 Galbraith
13 April 1878 Renton H 4-0 unknown
20 April 1878 Lennox H 2-0 unknown

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Kennedy 3 0 3 0
DF Scotland Jock Hutcheson 2 0 2 0
DF Scotland Andrew Kennedy 1 0 1 0
DF Scotland Archie Lang 3 0 3 0
MF Scotland James Boyd 3 0 3 0
MF Scotland Peter Miller 3 0 3 0
FW Scotland William Anderson 3 1 3 1
FW Scotland Alex Galbraith 2 0 2 0
FW Scotland David Hartley 3 1 3 1
FW Scotland Alex Lawrence 3 2 3 2
FW Scotland William McKinnon 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland J McMaster 3 1 3 1
FW Scotland James Meikleham 3 0 3 0

International Caps[edit]

The process to select a 'Scotland' team to play against England and Wales commenced with international trial matches, and one was held for Dunbartonshire players on 9 February 1878 at Alexandria. Archie Lang, Peter Miller, Alex Galbraith and Joe Lindsay all played, whlist J McMaster was a reserve; in the end however none of the Dumbarton men were selected for the final teams.

Transfers[edit]

Of note amongst those appearing in club colours for the first time this season were Joe Lindsay, Jock Hutcheson and Willie McKinnon.

Factfile[edit]

* South Western's victory at Dumbarton on 30 March, was the club's first home defeat for almost 3 years - a record consisting of 16 wins and 3 draws.

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. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 

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