1878–79 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1878–79 season
Stadium Townend, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup Sixth Round

Season 1878–79 was the sixth Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the sixth time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton reached the sixth round of the Scottish Cup before losing out to their local rivals, Vale of Leven - who went on to retain the cup for the third successive year.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Kennedy 7 0 7 0
DF Scotland Jock Hutcheson 7 0 7 0
DF Scotland Archie Lang 7 0 7 0
MF Scotland J Anderson 7 0 7 0
MF Scotland Peter Miller 7 0 7 0
FW Scotland Robert Brown 2 0 2 0
FW Scotland J Carruthers 6 0 6 0
FW Scotland Alex Galbraith 6 1 6 1
FW Scotland Grant 2 1 2 1
FW Scotland David Hartley 5 0 5 0
FW Scotland Alex Lawrence 5 1 5 1
FW Scotland Joe Lindsay 6 1 6 1
FW Scotland William McKinnon 7 0 7 0
FW Scotland J McMaster 1 1 1 1
FW Scotland R Miller 2 0 2 0

Transfers[edit]

Of note amongst those donning the club's colours for the first time was Robert 'Sparrow' Brown.

Factfile[edit]

* 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.

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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