1892–93 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1892–93 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Football League 7th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Lawrence Bell (9)
All: Lawrence Bell (11)

Season 1892–93 was the 20th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the third time, and the Scottish Cup for the 20th time.

Overview[edit]

Despite the growth of the professional game, Dumbarton defiantly continued to maintain its amateur status, and it was no surprise that many of the previous year's championship winning side would seek to ply their trade in the professional ranks - indeed during the season the club lost the services of eight of its first team to English clubs. A slip down the league was therefore hardly unexpected, and a 7th place was all that could be achieved with 17 points, 12 behind champions Celtic.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton were unsurprisingly defeated in the second round by Rangers.

Elsewhere, Dumbarton retained the Dumbartonshire Cup, defeating Levendale in the final, but lost out to Celtic in the semi final of the Glasgow Charity Cup.

During the season, 12 'other' matches were played, including fixtures against Linfield in Belfast, and Arsenal in London. Of these matches, 7 were won, 1 drawn and 4 lost, scoring 26 goals and conceding.

The fall from the heights of the previous season due to the loss of so many players made the decision in May 1893 to adopt professionalism unavoidable.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 August 1892 St Mirren H 1-2 Gillan
3 September 1892 Rangers A 2-3 Hartley;Thomson,W 6,000
10 September 1892 Leith Athletic H 2-1 Bell,J(2) 1,500
24 September 1892 Third Lanark H 1-2 Hartley 1,500
1 October 1892 St Mirren A 2-3 Bell,J;Taylor
8 October 1892 Hearts A 3-1 Hartley(2);Bell,L 3,500
15 October 1892 Celtic H 0-3 3,000
22 October 1892 Abercorn H 5-1 Bell,J(2);Bell,L;McNaught;Hartley
5 November 1892 Third Lanark A 0-3 1,500
19 November 1892 Leith Athletic A 0-3 4,000
18 February 1893 Clyde A 2-1 Bell,L(2) 2,000
4 March 1893 Renton H 1-1 Bell,L
18 March 1893 Celtic A 1-5 Johnstone 8,000
1 April 1893 Hearts H 5-1 OG;Bell,J(2);Bell,L(2) 1,500
15 April 1893 Clyde H 3-1 Bell,L;Keir;Taylor 1,500
22 April 1893 Rangers H 3-0 Johnstone;Bell,L;Taylor
29 April 1893 Abercorn A 0-4
20 May 1893 Renton A 4-0 Campbell;Johnstone(2);Mair

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
17 December 1892 R1 Clyde A 6-1 McNaught(2);Bell, J(2);Bell,L(2) 1,500
21 January 1893 R2 Rangers H 0-1

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
28 January 1893 SF Vale of Leven H 1-1 Taylor
4 February 1893 SFr Vale of Leven A 6-2 Taylor(3);Bell,J;Bell,L;unknown 1,500
25 February 1893 F Levendale A 7-1 Bell,L(2);McNaught;Taylor;unknown(3) 1,500

Glasgow Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 May 1893 SF Celtic A 0-0 5,000
17 May 1893 SFr Celtic A 1-3 unknown 6,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 August 1892 5th KRV A 3-2 unknown
27 August 1892 Ayr A 1-1 unknown
17 September 1892 Renton A 2-0[2] Miller;Smith 3,000
29 October 1892 Renton H 2-1 Hartley;Thomson
26 November 1892 Clyde A 1-4[3] Taylor
31 December 1892 Kirkcaldy A 5-1 Bell(2);Campbell;Ferrier;unknown
2 January 1893 Dunfermline A 5-0 unknown
3 January 1893 Hearts A 2-0 OG(2) 7,000
11 February 1893 Linfield A 2-4 Saunders;Gillan 3,500
11 March 1893 EnglandArsenal A 1-3 Saunders 6,000
25 March 1893 Hibernian A 2-3 Bell;Campbell 3,000
29 May 1893 Renton H 1-0 Campbell

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[4][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish League Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Barr 2 0 2 0 0 0
GK Scotland John McLeod 18 0 16 0 2 0
DF Scotland Tom McMillan 18 0 16 0 2 0
DF Scotland Alf Smith 19 0 17 0 2 0
MF Scotland Carrick 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Gillan 7 1 5 1 2 0
MF Scotland Leitch Keir 15 1 14 1 1 0
MF Scotland Alex McDonald 5 0 5 0 0 0
MF Scotland Alex Miller 10 0 9 0 1 0
MF Scotland Billy Nash 5 0 5 0 0 0
MF Scotland Nelson 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland J Orr 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Daniel Thomson 9 0 9 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Bell 15 9 13 7 2 2
FW Scotland Lawrence Bell 13 11 11 9 2 2
FW Scotland William Campbell 4 1 4 1 0 0
FW Scotland Chisholm 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bob Ferrier 7 0 5 0 2 0
FW Scotland Abe Hartley 8 5 8 5 0 0
FW Scotland Robert Johnstone 6 4 6 4 0 0
FW Scotland Hugh Mair 2 1 2 1 0 0
FW Scotland James McNaught 13 3 11 1 2 2
FW Scotland Billy Robertson 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Albert Saunderson 8 0 8 0 0 0
FW Scotland A Smith 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Taylor 14 3 12 3 2 0
FW Scotland William Thomson 11 1 9 1 2 0
FW Scotland Wilson 2 0 2 0 0 0

International Caps[edit]

An international trial match was played on 4 March 1893 to consider selection of teams to represent Scotland in the upcoming 1893 British Home Championship in which John McLeod took part. Subsequently, three Dumbarton players were selected to play for Scotland as follows:

John Bell, John Taylor and William Thomson all earned their second caps against Wales.

In addition, John Bell and John Taylor earned their second 'League' caps in the Scottish League XI vs. the English League match - the game finishing in a 4-3 win for the English, with Taylor scoring one of the goals.

County Caps[edit]

On 12 November 1892, John McLeod, Tom McMillan, William Thomson, John Taylor, Abe Hartley and James McNaught were all selected to play in the Dumbartonshire representative team against a Renfrewshire XI, the match was drawn 2-2 with Taylor scoring one of the goals.

Transfers[edit]

Amongst those leaving the club to play 'professional' were the following internationalists:

- John Bell (the league's top scorer in the previous two seasons), Dickie Boyle and Abe Hartley, all to Everton.
- James Galbraith to Middlesbrough.
- James McNaught to Aston Villa.
- John Miller to Liverpool.
- William Thomson to Newton Heath.

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton were defeated in the third round of the Scottish Second XI Cup by Clyde, but again retained the Dumbartonshire Second XI Cup, beating Dumbarton Union in the final.

This was to be the final year of the Dumbartonshire Second XI Cup, and in the eight years of its existence, Dumbarton won the trophy five times.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
7 September 1892 R1 Northern A 5-1
1 October 1892 R2 Battlefield A 5-2
22 October 1892 R3 Clyde A 1-2

Dumbartonshire Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
5 November 1892 R1 Clydebank H 4-1
26 November 1892 SF Vale of Leven H 8-2
21 January 1893 F Dumbarton Union A 8-3

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 friendly match be played
  3. ^ This match was to be a first round tie of the Scottish Cup, but the pitch was unplayable. Nevertheless a friendly match was played
  4. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 

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