1898–99 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1898–99 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Willie Speedie (6)

Season 1898–99 was the 26th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level entering the Scottish Cup for the 26th time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the first time.

Overview[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
14 January 1899 R1 East Stirlingshire A 1-4 Gillies 4,000

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Other matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Cup Qualifying Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland G Millar 5 0 1 0 4 0
DF Scotland Andrew Mauchlen 5 0 1 0 4 0
DF Scotland Daniel Thomson 4 1 0 0 4 1
MF Scotland John Gillan 4 0 1 0 3 0
MF Scotland Kennedy 4 0 1 0 3 0
MF Scotland Henry Mitchell 3 0 1 0 2 0
MF Scotland Morrice 5 0 1 0 4 0
FW Scotland Alexander Gillies 4 1 1 1 3 0
FW Scotland Robert Hendry 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland James Littlejohn 4 5 0 0 4 5
FW Scotland Lewis Mackie 5 0 1 0 4 0
FW Scotland John Millar 5 4 1 0 4 4
FW Scotland Willie Speedie 5 6 1 0 4 6
FW Scotland Thomas Wingate 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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.

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton lost in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Rangers.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
? R1 Renton A ?
? R2 Rangers H ?

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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