1879–80 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1879–80 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup Semi Final

Season 1879–80 was the seventh Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the seventh time.

Overview[edit]

At the beginning of the season, Dumbarton moved to Boghead Park, which was to be the club's home ground for the next 121 years.

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton began by beating the previous season's champions, Vale of Leven, in the first round. Thereafter Dumbarton enjoyed some big wins, including an 11–0 thrashing of Clyde, to reach the semi final, only to lose out to eventual winners, Queen's Park, Scotland's top side at the time.[1]

Elsewhere, Dumbarton were one of the four invitees to take part in the Glasgow Charity Cup but lost out to Rangers in the semi final.

Overall, Dumbarton's fixture list continued to grow and expand across the country, with home and away fixtures being played against local rivals Vale of Leven, Rangers (Glasgow), Hearts (Edinburgh) and Ayrshire Cup holders, Kilmarnock Athletic; in all, 15 'other' matches were played during the season, of these 7 were won, 2 drawn and 6 lost, scoring 46 and conceding 27.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 September 1879 R1 Vale of Leven H 4-3 Lawrence;unknown(3) 5,000
11 October 1879 R2 Helensburgh H 7-0 Lindsay;OG;unknown(5)
1 November 1879 R3 Renton H 5-0 unknown
22 November 1879 R4 Clyde H 11-0 unknown
20 December 1879 R5 Kilbirnie H 6-2 unknown
3 January 1880 R6 Hibernian H 6-2 unknown 2,000
17 January 1880 SF Queen's Park A 0-1 8,000

Glasgow Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
10 April 1880 SF Rangers A 1-3 Lawrence

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 September 1879 Vale of Leven H 3-4 Lindsay(2);unknown
13 September 1879 Alclutha A 4-0 unknown
4 October 1879 Alexandra Athletic A 2-2 Carruthers;unknown
18 October 1879 Govan H 8-0 Lindsay;unknown(7)
23 October 1879 Hibernian A 4-0 Hartley(2);Lindsay;Carruthers 2,500
8 November 1879 Parkgrove H 4-2 unknown
15 November 1879 Kilmarnock Athletic A 1-4 unknown
29 November 1879 Rangers A 0-1
7 February 1880 Vale of Leven A 0-1
14 February 1880 Hearts A 0-4 500
21 February 1880 Rangers H 3-3 Lawrence;Hartley;unknown
28 February 1880 Kilmarnock Athletic H 7-1 Hartley;Carruthers;unknown(5)
13 March 1880 Lennox A 5-0 unknown
20 March 1880 Hearts H 5-2 unknown 500
27 March 1880 Jamestown A 0-3

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 7 0 7 0
FW Scotland J Carruthers 7 0 7 0
FW Scotland David Hartley 7 0 7 0
FW Scotland Alex Lawrence 7 1 7 1
FW Scotland Joe Lindsay 7 1 7 1
FW Scotland William McKinnon 7 0 7 0

International Caps[edit]

International trial matches were played on 28 February and 20 March 1880 to consider selection of teams to represent Scotland in the upcoming games against England and Wales. J Anderson, Archie Lang, Alex Lawrence and Joe Lindsay all took part.

As a result, Dumbarton's first international caps were awarded when Archie Lang and Joe Lindsay were selected to play for Scotland against Wales on 27 March 1880, the match resulted in a 5-1 win for Scotland with Lindsay scoring one of the goals.

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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