1893–94 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1893–94 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division One 5th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Robert Johnstone (11)
All: Robert Johnstone (11)

Season 1893–94 was the 21st Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the fourth time, and the Scottish Cup for the 21st time.

Overview[edit]

The demand for league football nationally resulted in the creation of a new second division this season. Meanwhile, Dumbarton competed in their first season as a professional outfit, from now on it would be a 'big ask' for the club to compete with the larger outfits as they could not generate the required funds to attract the best talent. Nevertheless, a creditable 5th place in the First Division was achieved with 19 points, 10 behind champions Celtic.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, after a first round win over local rivals Vale of Leven, Dumbarton were defeated in the second round by St Bernards.

Locally, Dumbarton retained the Dumbartonshire Cup, defeating Duntocher Harp in the final.

During the season 17 'other' matches were played, including a 'mini' north of England tour during the New Year holidays. Of these matches, 6 were won, 5 drawn and 6 lost, scoring 41 goals and conceding 39.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League - Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
26 August 1893 Celtic A 0-0 10,000
2 September 1893 St Bernard's H 1-5 Ferrier
9 September 1893 Third Lanark A 3-1 McLeod,D;Johnstone;OG 4,000
16 September 1893 Dundee H 1-1 Taylor 2,000
23 September 1893 Rangers A 0-4 4,000
30 September 1893 Hearts H 2-2 Taylor;Johnstone 1,000
7 October 1893 Renton A 1-1 Johnstone
21 October 1893 St Mirren H 3-3 Sauderson;Hendry;OG
28 October 1893 Leith Athletic A 4-2 Ferrier(2);Campbell;OG 2,000
4 November 1893 St Bernard's A 1-2 Johnstone
11 November 1893 St Mirren A 2-1 Taylor;Johnstone
18 November 1893 Renton H 2-0 Ferrier;Johnstone
9 December 1893 Dundee A 0-4 2,500
23 December 1893 Celtic H 4-5 Johnstone(3);Bell,L 6,000
20 January 1894 Rangers H 2-0 Saunderson;Bell,L
3 February 1894 Leith Athletic H 3-1 Taylor;Ferrier;Johnstone
17 March 1894 Third Lanark H 2-1 Ferrier;Bell,L
28 April 1894 Hearts A 1-2 Johnstone 4,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
25 November 1893 R1 Vale of Leven A 2-1 Saunderson;Bell,L
16 December 1893 R2 St Bernard's H 1-3 Taylor

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
30 December 1893 SF Vale of Leven A 3-1 Taylor;Saunderson;OG
21 April 1894 F Duntocher Harp A 4-1 Campbell;Bell;OG;unknown 1,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 August 1893 5th KRV A 4-2 Bell(2);Campbell;OG 1,000
12 August 1893 Ayr A 3-2 unknown
19 August 1893 King's Park A 2-5 Taylor;Johnstone
14 October 1893 Dundee Harp A 2-3 Taylor;unknown
1 January 1894 EnglandBlackburn Rovers A 2-4 Johnstone;Bell 3,000
2 January 1894 EnglandDarwen A 1-2 Bell 3,000
13 January 1894 Wishaw Thistle A 4-4 Taylor(2);Bell;unknown 1,000
10 February 1894 Motherwell A 3-2 Johnstone;Andrews;unknown
24 February 1894 Queen's Park A 3-3 Johnstone;Andrews;unknown
3 March 1894 Morton A 2-2 Campbell;Seaton
10 March 1894 Battlefield H 5-0 Saunderson(2);Taylor;Andrews;unknown
24 March 1894 Renton A 2-1 Campbell;Boyle
31 March 1894 Leith Athletic A 1-4 Bell
14 April 1894 St Bernard's A 1-1 Campbell 2,000
12 May 1894 E Stirling A 1-2 Boyle
19 May 1894 Partick Thistle A 3-0 St Clair;Campbell;unknown 1,000
26 May 1894 Third Lanark A 2-2 Ferrier;unknown 1,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Barr 4 0 3 0 1 0
GK Scotland John McLeod 16 0 15 0 1 0
DF Scotland James McGregor 3 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Tom McMillan 17 0 15 0 2 0
DF Scotland Alf Smith 19 0 17 0 2 0
MF Scotland Alex Lang 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Alex Miller 14 0 12 0 2 0
MF Scotland Billy Nash 13 0 12 0 1 0
MF Scotland Albert Saunderson 15 3 13 2 2 1
MF Scotland Daniel Thomson 19 0 17 0 2 0
MF Scotland Wilson 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Billy Andrews 12 0 10 0 2 0
FW Scotland Lawrence Bell 20 4 18 3 2 1
FW Scotland William Campbell 11 1 11 1 0 0
FW Scotland Bob Ferrier 17 6 15 6 2 0
FW Scotland Robert Hendry 2 1 2 1 0 0
FW Scotland Robert Johnstone 17 11 15 11 2 0
FW Scotland David McLeod 5 1 5 1 0 0
FW Scotland John Taylor 14 5 13 4 1 1

International Caps[edit]

John Taylor earned his third and fourth 'League' caps in Scottish League XI's against the Irish and English Leagues respectively - scoring a goal in the 6-2 win over the Irish.

Tom McMillan also earned his first 'League' cap in the match against the Irish League.

Transfers[edit]

Despite the switch to professionalism, Dumbarton struggled to hold on to their 'star' players and during the season lost, amongst others, internationalist John Taylor who moved to St Mirren.

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton were defeated in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup by Celtic.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
9 September 1893 R1 Renton H 6-1
30 September 1893 R2 Celtic H 1-6

Factfile[edit]

* The league tie against Third Lanark on 17 March marked Tom McMillan's 100th competitive appearance for the club. He was the first Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

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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