1894–95 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1894–95 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division One 9th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: William Campbell (7)
All: William Campbell/ Hugh Craig (7)

Season 1894–95 was the 22nd Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the fifth time, and the Scottish Cup for the 22nd time.

Overview[edit]

The inability to match the bigger clubs in attracting the best players had its inevitable effect with Dumbarton finishing 9th (of 10) in the First Division with just 7 points, 24 behind champions Hearts.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton were embarrassingly knocked out in the second round by non-league King's Park.

Locally, there was some better news, with Dumbarton retaining the Dumbartonshire Cup for the seventh consecutive season, beating Renton in the final.

During the season, 9 'other' matches were played, including a short tour of London during Easter. Of these matches, 3 were won, 2 drawn and 4 lost, scoring 17 goals and conceding 18.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
18 August 1894 Rangers A 0-3
1 September 1894 Leith Athletic H 3-2 Nash;Craig;Johnstone
8 September 1894 Dundee A 0-3 500
15 September 1894 St Bernard's H 3-4 Nash;Craig;Boyle
22 September 1894 St Mirren A 3-4 Craig;Boyle;Campbell
29 September 1894 Hearts H 1-4 Campbell 1,000
13 October 1894 Dundee H 2-4 Craig;Thomson,W 700
20 October 1894 Celtic A 0-6 4,000
27 October 1894 Hearts A 1-3 Boyle 5,500
3 November 1894 Clyde H 2-3 Craig;Campbell
10 November 1894 Third Lanark A 3-6 Thomson,W;Boyle;Seaton
1 December 1894 Rangers H 1-0 Campbell
22 December 1894 St Bernard's A 0-5
2 March 1895 Third Lanark H 2-4 Campbell(2)
9 March 1895 Celtic H 0-2 4,000
16 March 1895 Clyde A 1-3 Stevenson 1,500
30 March 1895 St Mirren H 4-1 Hartley;Craig;Stevenson;Campbell
6 April 1895 Leith Athletic A 1-1 OG 1,000

Promotion/Relegation Election Results[edit]

Promotion and relegation issues between the divisions were settled by means of voting by the league members. The bottom three clubs in the First Division together with the top two in the Second Division were up for election, with Dumbarton managing to maintain their 'top flight' status.

Team Votes Result
Dundee 14 Re-elected to First Division
Hibernian 11 Promoted from Second Division
Dumbarton 10 Re-elected to First Division
Motherwell 4 Not promoted to First Division
Leith Athletic 3 Relegated to Second Division

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
24 November 1894 R1 Galston H 2-1 Craig;Johnstone
15 December 1894 R2 King's Park A 1-2 Jackson

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
27 April 1895 SF Vale of Leven H 5-0 Campbell(3);Craig;unknown
25 May 1895 F Renton H 2-1 Seaton;Campbell

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
11 August 1894 Ayr A 1-1 Craig
17 November 1894 Morton A 1-2 unknown
8 December 1894 Vale of Leven A 3-1 McIndewar(2);Nash
31 December 1894 Renton A 2-1 unknown
19 January 1895 Vale of Leven H 1-1[2] Thomson,W
13 April 1895 EnglandArsenal A 1-5 Gracie 6,000
15 April 1895 EnglandChatham A 2-3 Stevenson;Gracie 3,000
4 May 1895 Orion (Aberdeen) A 2-3 Hendry;Seaton 2,000
13 May 1895 Dunipace A 4-1 Weir(2);Seaton;Campbell

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John McLeod 20 0 18 0 2 0
DF Scotland Tom Keir 20 0 18 0 2 0
DF Scotland Tom McMillan 10 0 10 0 0 0
MF Scotland Robert Colquhoun 2 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Jimmy Hartley 8 1 7 1 1 0
MF Scotland John McNicol 3 0 3 0 0 0
MF Scotland Alex Miller 20 0 18 0 2 0
MF Scotland Billy Nash 18 2 16 2 2 0
MF Scotland Daniel Thomson 12 0 11 0 1 0
MF Scotland William Thomson 14 2 12 2 2 0
FW Scotland William Boyle 9 4 9 4 0 0
FW Scotland William Campbell 20 7 18 7 2 0
FW Scotland Hugh Craig 20 7 18 6 2 1
FW Scotland William Forsyth 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Gracie 10 0 10 0 0 0
FW Scotland George Jackson 3 1 2 0 1 1
FW Scotland Robert Johnstone 8 2 6 1 2 1
FW Scotland John McIndewar 3 0 2 0 1 0
FW Scotland John Seaton 4 1 4 1 0 0
FW Scotland James Stevenson 12 2 11 2 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Weir 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

The leak of talent to other clubs continued with the loss of, amongst others, Lawrence Bell and Alf Smith (both to Third Lanark) and Bob Ferrier (to Sheffield Wednesday).

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton lost in the first round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Queen's Park.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
8 September 1894 R1 Queen's Park A 3-5

Factfile[edit]

* The Scottish Cup tie against Galston on 24 November marked John McLeod's 100th competitive appearance for the club - the second Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone. To celebrate the occasion McLeod moved from his usual position of goalkeeper to play centre forward during the game.
* The league match against Third Lanark on 10 November would be Tom McMillan's final game for the club. During his ten seasons with the club he set a record 111 appearances in all national competitive matches.

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 to be the semi final tie of the Dumbartonshire Cup but the referee declared the pitch unplayable. Nevertheless the teams agreed to play a friendly.
  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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