1880–81 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1880–81 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup Runners Up

Season 1880–81 was the eighth Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Cup for the eighth time.

Overview[edit]

Season 1880-81 saw Dumbarton reach their first Scottish Cup final. Following some easy wins in the early rounds, two impressive away victories were recorded in the quarter and semi finals, against Rangers and local rivals Vale of Leven respectively. In the first playing of the final, Queen's Park defeated Dumbarton by the odd goal in three, but after a successful protest due to 'crowd encroachment', a replay was ordered. However despite good play Dumbarton were well beaten losing 1-3.[1]

Elsewhere Dumbarton were again invited to take part in the Glasgow Charity Cup but were heavily defeated in the semi final by Rangers.

Dumbarton's fixture list for the season included home and away ties against the Ayrshire Cup holders, Beith and the first club 'tour' of the north of England was undertaken during the New Year holidays with a further match being played against Blackburn Rovers during the Easter break. Overall, 20 'other' matches were played during the season, of which 13 were won, 2 drawn and 5 lost, scoring 63 goals and conceding 28.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
11 September 1880 R1 Helensburgh Vics H 7-0 unknown
2 October 1880 R2 Jamestown H 2-1 Lindsay(2) 5,000
23 October 1880 R3 Falkirk H 7-1 unknown
13 November 1880 R4 Glasgow Univ H 9-0 McKinnon(2);Kennedy,A;Lindsay;Meikleham;OG(2);unknown(2)
4 December 1880 R5 St Mirren A 5-1 unknown
25 December 1880 R6 Rangers A 3-1 Meikleham;Lindsay;McKinnon 4,500
5 February 1881 SF Vale of Leven A 2-0 Lindsay;Kennedy,A 8,000
9 April 1881 F Queen's Park A 1-3 Meikleham 10,000

Glasgow Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
16 April 1881 SF Rangers A 0-8 4,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
28 August 1880 South Western A 4-1 OG;unknown(3)
4 September 1880 Kilmarnock H 7-1 unknown
18 September 1880 Beith H 6-1 Lindsay(4);Brown(2)
25 September 1880 Kilmarnock Portland A 1-4 unknown
9 October 1880 Kilbirnie H 2-2 Lindsay;Lang
16 October 1880 Pollokshields Athletic H 6-1 Miller;Meikleham(2);Lindsay(2);Lang
30 October 1880 Abercorn H 9-1 McKinnon;Miller;Kennedy;McAuley;unknown(5)
6 November 1880 3rd LRV A 3-2 unknown
27 November 1880 Queen's Park A 1-3 Kennedy 5,000
11 December 1880 Helensburgh H 6-0 Brown(2);Hutcheson;unknown(3)
1 January 1881 EnglandBlackburn Rovers A 4-1 Meikleham(2);Lindsay;McAulay
3 January 1881 EnglandDarwen A 3-2 Lindsay(2);Lang 4,500
4 January 1881 EnglandSheffield A 0-1 600
12 February 1881 Rangers A 1-0 Meikleham
19 March 1881 Jamestown H 2-0 Kennedy(2) 3,000
26 March 1881 Queen's Park A 1-2[2] McAulay 20,000
2 April 1881 Renfrew A 4-0 unknown
23 April 1881 EnglandBlackburn Rovers A 0-4 2,000
30 April 1881 Vale of Leven A 2-1 unknown
7 May 1881 Beith A 1-1 unknown

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Kennedy 8 0 8 0
DF Scotland Jock Hutcheson 8 0 8 0
DF Scotland Archie Lang 7 0 7 0
DF Scotland Michael Paton 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland J Anderson 8 0 8 0
MF Scotland Peter Miller 8 0 8 0
FW Scotland Robert Brown 5 0 5 0
FW Scotland Dunn 2 0 2 0
FW Scotland Andrew Kennedy 6 2 6 2
FW Scotland James Liddell 5 0 5 0
FW Scotland Joe Lindsay 8 5 8 5
FW Scotland James McAulay 5 0 5 0
FW Scotland William McKinnon 8 3 8 3
FW Scotland James Meikleham 6 3 6 3
FW Scotland Tom Veitch 3 0 3 0

International Caps[edit]

International trial matches were played on 26 February and 5 March 1881 to consider selection of teams to represent Scotland in the upcoming games against England and Wales. Jock Hutcheson, Andrew Kennedy, John Kennedy, Joe Lindsay, James McAulay, William McKinnon, James Meikleham and Peter Miller all took part.

As a result Dumbarton's Joe Lindsay picked up his second and third caps playing for Scotland against England and Wales respectively. James McAulay was selected as a reserve.

County Caps[edit]

Robert Brown, John Kennedy, Joe Lindsay, William McKinnon and Peter Miller were all selected to play in the Scotch Counties team which played Birmingham & District on 19 February 1881. The 'Scotch' men won 6-0 with both Brown and Lindsay scoring twice.

Transfers[edit]

Of note amongst those donning the club's colours for the first time were James Liddle, James McAulay and Michael Paton.

Factfile[edit]

* Dumbarton remained unbeaten at Boghead during the season - 10 wins and a draw - with the home undefeated streak stretching back to September 1879.

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 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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