1907–08 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1907–1908 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 2nd
Top goalscorer 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.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton competed in the Second Division for the second successive season and finished as runners-up with 27 points, 3 behind champions Raith Rovers.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[edit]

For the second successive season, the First Division clubs maintained their' top flight' status in the end-of-season elections.

Team Votes Result
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

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 September 1907 R1 Vale of Leven A 1-2 Taylor 3,000

Scottish Consolation Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Renton 6 4 2 0 12 4 8 10
2 Dumbarton 6 3 3 0 11 4 7 9
3 Vale of Leven 6 2 1 3 7 12 –5 5
4 Dumbarton Harp 6 0 0 6 4 14 –10 0

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 1907 Queen's Park H 4-1 Taylor(3);Gordon
21 September 1907 Wishaw Thistle A 2-1 unknown

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Qualifying Cup Consolation Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland David Blair 9 0 5 0 0 0 4 0
GK Scotland Alexander Fraser 20 0 16 0 1 0 3 0
DF Scotland William Black 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex McCulloch 30 0 22 0 1 0 7 0
DF Scotland Robert Thomson 19 0 18 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Charles Grant 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Matt Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Scotland Edward Kane 19 1 15 1 0 0 4 0
MF Scotland Bob McLean 9 0 6 0 0 0 3 0
MF Scotland Charles O'Neill 22 1 19 1 1 0 2 0
MF Scotland James Stevenson 8 1 7 1 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Brander 29 14 22 11 1 0 6 3
FW Scotland Scott Duncan 27 5 21 2 1 0 5 3
FW Scotland Bob Gordon 27 5 19 3 1 0 7 2
FW Scotland Johnny Hill 26 16 19 13 0 0 7 3
FW Scotland Robert Nisbet 9 9 2 2 0 0 7 7
FW Scotland George Ritchie 20 2 14 2 0 0 6 0
FW Scotland Scott 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Sommen 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
FW Scotland Peter Stewart 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland William Strang 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Peter Taylor 21 11 13 8 1 1 7 2
FW Scotland Matt Teadale 24 3 18 2 1 0 5 1

Transfers[edit]

Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:[3]

Factfile[edit]

In their league campaign, Dumbarton had 2 points deducted for an apparent 'registration irregularity'.

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. 
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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