1907–08 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division Two||2nd|
League: Johnny Hill (13)|
All: Johnny Hill (16)
Season 1907–08 was the 31st Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the ninth time, the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the sixth time and the inaugural Scottish Consolation Cup.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Results
- 3 Player statistics
- 4 Factfile
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Dumbarton competed in the Second Division for the second successive season and finished as runners-up with 27 points, 3 behind champions Raith Rovers.
Once again qualification for the Scottish Cup was unsuccessful, with Dumbarton losing to Vale of Leven in the first round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup.
For those clubs losing in the early stages of Scottish Cup qualification, a new Consolation Cup was established by the S.F.A. and Dumbarton reached the final of this competition before losing out to Alloa Athletic.
Locally, the Dumbartonshire Cup continued to be played on a league basis. Renton and Dumbarton qualified for the final, where Renton came out on top.
During the season, 2 'friendly' matches were played, including a match against First Division Queen's Park. Both of these matches were won, scoring 6 goals and conceding 2.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|17 August 1907||Leith Athletic||H||2-1||Brander;Hill|
|24 August 1907||Arthurlie||H||6-2||Taylor(3);O'Neill;Brander;Hill||3,000|
|31 August 1907||Vale of Leven||A||1-0||Taylor||3,000|
|14 September 1907||Cowdenbeath||H||3-1||Taylor;Brander;Strang||2,000|
|28 September 1907||Ayr||H||2-3||Kane;Brander||2,000|
|5 October 1907||Albion Rovers||A||3-3||Stevenson;Brander;Hill|
|12 October 1907||St Bernard's||H||4-0||Gordon(2);Brander;Teasdale||2,000|
|19 October 1907||E Stirling||H||2-2||Brander;Hill||2,000|
|26 October 1907||Arthurlie||A||0-0|
|2 November 1907||Vale of Leven||H||4-1||Brander(3);Hill||5,000|
|9 November 1907||Leith Athletic||A||4-2||Hill(2);Duncan;Gordon||1,000|
|16 November 1907||Abercorn||H||2-1||Hill(2)||1,500|
|23 November 1907||E Stirling||A||1-2||Taylor||2,000|
|30 November 1907||Ayr Parkhouse||H||1-0||Hill|
|7 December 1907||Cowdenbeath||A||1-3||Hill|
|14 December 1907||Ayr Parkhouse||A||1-3||Ritchie|
|21 December 1907||Ayr||A||2-1||Taylor;OG|
|28 December 1907||Albion Rovers||H||1-1||Hill|
|4 January 1908||Raith Rovers||A||1-2||Stewart||2,500|
|18 January 1908||St Bernard's||A||1-1||Duncan|
|1 February 1908||Abercorn||A||4-2||Taylor;Ritchie;Hill;Teasdale||1,500|
|14 March 1908||Raith Rovers||H||3-1||Nisbet(2);Brander|
Promotion/Relegation Election Results
For the second successive season, the First Division clubs maintained their' top flight' status in the end-of-season elections.
|Clyde||12||Re-elected to First Division|
|Port Glasgow Athletic||9||Re-elected to First Division|
|Raith Rovers||8||Not promoted to First Division|
|Dumbarton||2||Not promoted to First Division|
|Abercorn||1||Not promoted to First Division|
|Ayr||0||Not promoted to First Division|
|7 September 1907||R1||Vale of Leven||A||1-2||Taylor||3,000|
Scottish Consolation Cup
|11 January 1908||R1||2nd KOSB||H||6-0||Gordon(2);Nisbet(2);Brander;Hill|
|25 January 1908||R2||Beith||H||2-0||Duncan;Nisbet|
|8 February 1908||R3||Lochee United||A||3-2||Duncan;Taylor;Nisbet|
|29 February 1908||R4||Broxburn||H||6-0||Nisbet(2);Duncan;Taylor;Teasdale;unknown||2,000|
|7 March 1908||R5||Dumbarton Harp||H||3-0||Hill(2);Brander|
|4 April 1908||SF||East Fife||A||3-1||Brander;Nisbet;Sommen|
|25 April 1908||F||Alloa||A||0-2||5,000|
|15 February 1908||P||Dumbarton Harp||A||1-0||unknown|
|21 March 1908||P||Renton||H||0-0|
|28 March 1908||P||Dumbarton Harp||H||4-1||Gordon;Duncan;unknown(2)|
|11 April 1908||P||Vale of Leven||A||1-1||Hill|
|18 April 1908||P||Renton||A||2-2||Ritchie;Sommer||3,000|
|21 April 1908||P||Vale of Leven||H||3-0||Hill(2);Gordon|
|29 April 1908||F||Renton||A||0-2||4,000|
Final league table
|3||Vale of Leven||6||2||1||3||7||12||–5||5|
|15 August 1907||Queen's Park||H||4-1||Taylor(3);Gordon|
|21 September 1907||Wishaw Thistle||A||2-1||unknown|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||Qualifying Cup||Consolation Cup|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
In their league campaign, Dumbarton had 2 points deducted for an apparent 'registration irregularity'.
- Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X.
- McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
- Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
- David Blair (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alexander Fraser (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex McCulloch (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Thomson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Charles Grant (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Matt Houston (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Edward Kane (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Charles O'Neill (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Nisbet (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Ritchie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scott (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Sommen (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Peter Stewart (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Strang (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Peter Taylor (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Matt Teasdale (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive