1878–79 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Scottish Cup||Sixth Round|
During the season, 10 'other' matches were played, including home and away fixtures against local rivals Renton, and a home game against the holders of the Ayrshire Cup, Mauchline. Of these matches, 8 were won and 2 drawn, scoring 36 goals and conceding 7.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|28 September 1878||R1||10th Dumbarton RV||H||8-1||unknown|
|19 October 1878||R2||Renton||A||6-1||McMaster;Grant;Galbraith;Lawrence;OG(2)||4,000|
|9 November 1878||R3||Strathblane||H||5-0||unknown|
|30 November 1878||R4||Kilmarnock Portland||A||1-1||unknown|
|7 December 1878||R4r||Kilmarnock Portland||H||6-1||unknown|
|8 March 1879||R5||Stonelaw||H||9-1||unknown|
|22 March 1879||SF||Vale of Leven||A||1-3||Lindsay||6,000|
|31 August 1878||Arthurlie||A||4-0||unknown|
|7 September 1878||Mauchline||H||3-3||OG;unknown(2)|
|5 October 1878||Renton||A||2-1||unknown|
|26 October 1878||Alexandria||A||8-0||unknown|
|2 November 1878||Jamestown||H||5-0||unknown|
|16 November 1878||Renton||H||3-1||unknown|
|23 November 1878||Helensburgh||H||3-0||Carruthers;McMaster;unknown|
|8 February 1879||Govan||A||1-1||unknown|
|5 April 1879||Parkgrove||A||2-1||unknown|
|12 April 1879||Lennox||H||5-0||unknown|
Of note amongst those donning the club's colours for the first time was Robert 'Sparrow' Brown.
* Dumbarton remained unbeaten in all home matches during the season - meaning that only one loss had been suffered on home soil in the past four seasons - 25 wins and 4 draws from 30 matches.
- Scottish Football Historical Archive
- John Kennedy (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- J Anderson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- J Carruthers (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Galbraith (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Grant (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- David Hartley (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Lawrence (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- J McMaster (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- R Miller (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)