1898–99 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish Cup||First Round|
All: Willie Speedie (6)
For a second season Dumbarton were without league fixtures, and the task of building a fixture list with attractive opponents was becoming more difficult.
Since 1895, the smaller clubs required to enter the Scottish Qualifying Cup in order to gain access to the Scottish Cup proper. This season, for the first time, Dumbarton were required to pre-qualify for the Scottish Cup and did so by reaching the fourth round of the Qualifying Cup before losing out to Renton.
Dumbarton's appearance in the Scottish Cup itself was short-lived and were knocked out in the first round by East Stirlingshire.
Locally, however, Dumbarton continued to dominate by retaining the Dumbartonshire Cup, beating Vale of Leven in a two-legged semi final then Renton in the final.
During the season, 15 'other' matches were played, including close defeats home and away against Celtic, and fixtures against Ayrshire Cup holders, Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire Cup holders, Airdrie and Perthshire Cup holders, Fair City Athletic. Of these matches, 6 were won and 9 lost, scoring 45 goals and conceding 45.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|14 January 1899||R1||East Stirlingshire||A||1-4||Gillies||4,000|
|24 September 1898||R1||Linthouse||H||6-2||Speedie(2);Littlejohn(2);Thomson;Miller;J|
|8 October 1898||R2||Thornliebank||A||4-2||Speedie;Littlejohn;unknown(2)|
|22 October 1898||R3||Glasgow University||H||7-1||Miller,J(3);Speedie(2);Littlejohn(2)|
|5 November 1898||R4||Renton||A||2-3||Speedie;unknown|
|11 February 1899||SF1||Vale of Leven||A||2-3||Speedie(2)|
|25 February 1899||SF2||Vale of Leven||H||4-0||Mackie;unknown(3)|
|22 April 1899||F||Renton||A||6-3||Speedie(2);Mackie(2);unknown(2)||600|
|24 August 1898||Celtic||H||1–3||Mackie||4,500|
|27 August 1898||Vale of Leven||A||3–0||Ward(2);Mackie|
|17 September 1898||Kilmarnock||A||2–8||unknown|
|1 October 1898||Renton||H||2–3||unknown|
|15 October 1898||Scottish Amateur XI||H||3–4||Gillies(2);Morrice|
|10 November 1898||Celtic||A||2–3||Littlejohn;Speedie||2,500|
|26 November 1898||Linthouse||H||5–3||Speedie(2);Gillies;Miller,J;Wingate|
|3 December 1898||Queen's Park||A||2–8||Mackie;Speedie|
|10 December 1898||Airdrie||H||7–1||Miller,J(2);Wingate(2)Speedie;Morrice;Littlejohn|
|24 December 1898||Renton||A||0–2|
|7 January 1899||King's Park||H||6–0||Miller,J(2);Morrice;Mackie;Gillies;Wingate|
|4 February 1899||Dundee||A||3–5||Wingate;unknown(2)|
|18 February 1899||Renton||H||4–1||Lang;Speedie;Gillies;unknown|
|18 March 1899||Fair City Athletic||A||3–4||unknown|
|8 April 1899||Ayr Parkhouse||A||2–0||unknown|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Scottish Cup||Qualifying Cup|
The lack of league participation continued to take a toll on the players willing to serve the club and, amongst others, John Docherty, James Richmond and internationalist William Thomson left the club to join Celtic, Partick Thistle and Clyde respectively.
Dumbarton lost in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Rangers.
Scottish Second XI Cup
- G Millar (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Mauchlen (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Daniel Thomson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Gillan (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Kennedy (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Henry Mitchell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Morrice (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alexander Gillies (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Hendry (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Littlejohn (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Lewis Mackie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Millar (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Willie Speedie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Thomas Wingate (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive