1891–92 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1891–92 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Football League Champions
Scottish Cup Seventh Round
Top goalscorer League: John Bell (19)
All: John Bell (21)

Season 1891–92 was the 19th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the second time, and the Scottish Cup for the 19th time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton retained the Scottish League Championship with 37 points, 2 ahead of runners-up Celtic; in the process a 100% home record in league fixtures was maintained.[1] In addition John Bell finished as league top goalscorer for the second season running, with 19 goals to his credit.

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton lost out to their old rivals Queen's Park in the seventh round, after a 2-2 draw.

In other competitions, Dumbarton retained the Dumbartonshire Cup, again beating Vale of Leven in the final, but in the Greenock Charity Cup were defeated by the hosts Morton in the final, after a gap of three years, Dumbarton were again invited to take part in the Glasgow Charity Cup, but lost out to Celtic in the semi final.

During the season, 6 'other' matches were played, including an 8-0 thrashing of Celtic. Of these matches, 3 were won, 1 drawn and 2 lost, scoring 22 goals and conceding 14.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 1891 Cambuslang A 2-0 Taylor;Thomson,W
22 August 1891 Abercorn H 8-1 Bell;unknown(7) 3,000
29 August 1891 Hearts A 1-3 OG 7,000
5 September 1891 Rangers A 3-1 Taylor(3) 5,000
12 September 1891 Leith Athletic H 6-0 Taylor(2);Miller,J(2);McNaught;Bell
19 September 1891 Hearts H 5-1 NcNaught;Miller,J(2);Bell(2) 3,000
26 September 1891 Celtic A 0-2 12,000
3 October 1891 Vale of Leven A 2-1 Miller,J;OG
17 October 1891 Third Lanark H 2-0 Miller,J(2)
24 October 1891 St Mirren H 4-2 Taylor(2);Miller,J;McMillan 1,500
31 October 1891 Leith Athletic A 3-1 Bell;McMillan;OG 5,000
7 November 1891 Renton A 3-2 Thomson,W;McMillan;Taylor 3,000
14 November 1891 Clyde H 8-2 OG;Taylor(3);Bell(3);McNaught 1,500
5 December 1891 Third Lanark A 5-2 Bell(3);McNaught;Thomson,W
12 December 1891 Vale of Leven H 8-0 Taylor(2);Miller,J(2);Thomson,W;McDonald;McNaught(2)
26 December 1891 Renton H 2-1 McNaught;Bell
19 March 1892 St Mirren A 3-2 OG;Bell(2)
26 March 1892 Cambuslang H 5-2 McLeod(2);Miller,J(2);Bell
23 April 1892 Celtic H 1-0 Miller,J 12,000
30 April 1892 Clyde A 1-4 Bell 6,000
4 May 1892 Rangers H 6-0 Bell(3);Miller,J;Thomson,W;Galbraith 1,000
7 May 1892 Abercorn A 1-1 Thomson,W

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
28 November 1891 R5 Thistle H 4-0 Taylor;Bell(2);Miller,J
19 December 1891 R6 Third Lanark A 3-1 Miller,J;Taylor(2) 4,000
23 January 1892 R7 Queen's Park H 2-2 Boyle;Miller,J
30 January 1892 R7r Queen's Park A 1-4 Taylor 15,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
12 March 1892 SF Methlan Park H 9-0 Thomson(2);McLeod(2);Johnston;Taylor;McNaught;Keir;OG
16 April 1892 F Vale of Leven H 2-0 Miller,J;unknown 3,000

Greenock Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
14 May 1892 SF Dykebar A 1-0 unknown 2,000
28 May 1892 F Morton A 1-4 unknown

Glasgow Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 May 1892 SF Celtic A 1-3 Miller,J 10,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
8 August 1891 5th KRV A 3-3 McNaught;Bell;Miller
12 August 1891 Airdrie A 0-2 2,000
1 January 1892 Celtic A 8-0 Taylor(3);Thomson(2);Bell;McMillan;McNaught 15,000
2 January 1892 Hearts A 1-7 Thomson 10,000
4 January 1892 Aberdeen A 6-1 Thomson(2);Wilson(2);Reid;OG 2,500
9 April 1892 Rangers H 4-1[2] Boyle(2);Taylor;Bell

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish League Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Barr 5 0 4 0 1 0
GK Scotland John McLeod 22 2 19 2 3 0
DF Scotland Richard Hunter 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Alex Miller 21 0 18 0 3 0
DF Scotland Richmond 7 0 7 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alf Smith 10 0 8 0 2 0
DF Scotland Daniel Watson 9 0 7 0 2 0
MF Scotland Dickie Boyle 26 1 22 0 4 1
MF Scotland John Gillan 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Leitch Keir 23 0 19 0 4 0
MF Scotland Alex Lang 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Alex McDonald 9 1 9 1 0 0
MF Scotland Tom McMillan 20 3 16 3 4 0
FW Scotland John Bell 23 21 19 19 4 2
FW Scotland W Bell 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Black 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Buchan 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Galbraith 7 1 7 1 0 0
FW Scotland Hodge 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John McIndewar 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland James McNaught 25 7 21 7 4 0
FW Scotland John Miller 24 17 20 14 4 3
FW Scotland John Taylor 21 18 17 14 4 4
FW Scotland William Thomson 24 6 20 6 4 0
FW Scotland A N Other 1 0 1 0 0 0

International Caps[edit]

An international trial match was played on 5 March 1892 to consider selection of teams to represent Scotland in the upcoming games in the 1892 British Home Championship. John McLeod and Tom McMillan took part. Subsequently four Dumbarton players were selected to play for Scotland as follows:

John Bell earned his second cap against England, and John McLeod earned his fourth cap in the same game. Bell scored Scotland's goal in the 4-1 defeat.

John Taylor and William Thomson both earned their first caps against Wales, with Thomson scoring a goal in the 6-1 win.

In addition, John Bell, Dickie Boyle, John McLeod and John Taylor were all selected to play in the first Scottish League XI against the English League - the game finishing in a 2-2 draw, with Bell scoring one of the goals.

Representative Caps[edit]

On 30 May 1892, a Scottish League select played a Scottish Alliance XI. John Miller was selected to play in the 'League' team and scored twice in the 4-3 win.

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton reached the semi final of the Scottish Second XI Cup before losing out to Annbank after a 2-2 draw, but again retained the Dumbartonshire Second XI Cup, beating Smithston Hibs in the final.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
12 September 1891 R1 Rangers H 2-1
3 October 1891 R2 Cowlairs H 5-2
31 October 1891 R3 E Stirling H 10-3
21 November 1891 R4 Celtic H 4-1
5 December 1891 R5 5th KRV A 5-1
9 January 1892 SF Annbank A 2-2
30 January 1892 SFr Annbank A 1-2

Dumbartonshire Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
6 February 1892 R1 Clydebank A 4-4
13 February 1892 R1r Clydebank H 8-1
21 May 1892 SF Vale of Leven H 4-1
30 May 1892 F Smithston Hibernian H 6-3

Factfile[edit]

* 12 league wins in a row - continues to be the record winning run by a Dumbarton team
* the first team to record a perfect 100% home record in the league
* 8-0 win -v- Vale of Leven is still the biggest league win by Dumbarton
* John Bell retained his top League topscorer title for second season in succession scoring 19 goals
* Dumbarton remained unbeaten at home during the season in all matches played - a run covering almost 3 seasons.
* Dumbarton scored 124 goals in all games - the fifth season in a row and the seventh time in the club's history that the 'century' had been broken.

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 match was to be a league fixture, but the referee failed to turn up, and so it was agreed that a Dumbarton official stand in. However the League authorities subsequently ordered a replay.
  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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