1908–09 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1908–1909 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 4th
Top goalscorer League: William Greer (11)
All: Johnny Hill (15)

Season 1908–09 was the 32nd Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 10th time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the seventh time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Second Division for the third successive season and finished 4th with 25 points, 6 behind champions Abercorn.[1]

Again qualification for the Scottish Cup proved fruitless, losing to Ayr Parkhouse in the third round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup.

Locally, the Dumbartonshire Cup continued to be played on a league basis. Following the 'league' stage, in a repeat of the previous year, Dumbarton and Renton reached the final, and yet again Dumbarton had to give second best to their rivals.

During the season 2 'friendly' matches were played, recording 1 win and 1 loss, scoring 3 goals and conceding 3.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 1908 Raith Rovers A 1-1 Hill 4,000
22 August 1908 E Stirling H 4-1 Grier(3);Hill
29 August 1908 St Bernard's A 2-4 Grier(2) 1,500
12 September 1908 Vale of Leven H 3-1 Grier(2);Hill
26 September 1908 Albion Rovers A 4-2 Grier(2);Teasdale;Hill
10 October 1908 Leith Athletic H 1-1 Grier
17 October 1908 Arthurlie H 2-0 Walker,R;Grier
24 October 1908 Abercorn A 0-1 3,000
31 October 1908 Ayr A 0-5
7 November 1908 Albion Rovers H 1-3 Teasdale
21 November 1908 Cowdenbeath H 0-0
28 November 1908 St Bernard's H 1-0 Taylor
12 December 1908 Abercorn H 1-0 Walker,R
19 December 1908 Leith Athletic A 0-2
26 December 1908 Raith Rovers H 2-1 Hill(2)
2 January 1909 Cowdenbeath A 2-2 Taylor;Walker,R
9 January 1909 Ayr Parkhouse H 3-2 Kane;Brander;Hill 2,000
23 January 1909 Arthurlie A 0-2
30 January 1909 Ayr H 4-3 Hill(2);Teasdale(2)
13 February 1909 Vale of Leven A 1-0 Hill 5,000
20 February 1909 E Stirling A 0-1 1,500
27 March 1909 Ayr Parkhouse A 2-2 Brander;Nisbet 2,000

Promotion/Relegation Election[edit]

Dumbarton together with Raith Rovers applied for promotion from the Second Division, but for the third year in succession, it was the bottom two First Division clubs - Morton and Partick Thistle - that maintained their' top flight' status in the end-of-season elections.

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 September 1908 R1 Renton H 4-1 Hill(2);Brander;Grier
19 September 1908 R2 Johnstone H 4-1 Hill(3);OG 3,000
3 October 1908 R3 Ayr Parkhouse A 0-2 3,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
14 November 1908 P Renton A 0-3
31 December 1908 P Lennox H 5-1 unknown
4 January 1909 P Dumbarton Harp A 2-1 Hill(2) 2,000
6 February 1909 P Renton H 1-1 unknown
13 March 1909 P Dumbarton Harp H 4-0 Hill(3);Brander 2,000
20 March 1909 P Lennox A 4-0 Hill(2);Walker;Gordon
3 April 1909 P Vale of Leven H 1-1 Lipton
15 April 1909 P Vale of Leven A 0-3 2,000
24 April 1909 PO Dumbarton Harp H 2-1 Gibson;Gordon
29 April 1909 F Renton A 0-1 3,000

Final league table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Renton 8 5 1 2 18 7 11 11
2 Dumbarton 8 4 2 2 17 10 7 10
3 Vale of Leven 8 3 2 3 10 7 3 8
4 Dumbarton Harp 8 4 0 4 15 13 2 8
5 Lennox 8 1 1 6 8 31 –23 3

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
10 April 1909 Motherwell H 0-3 2,000
17 April 1909 Stenhousemuir H 3-0 Hill(2);Brander

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Qualifying Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland David Blair 21 0 18 0 3 0
GK Scotland Alexander Fraser 1 0 1 0 0 0
GK Scotland William Monteith 3 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex McCulloch 16 0 14 0 2 0
DF Scotland John O'Neil 24 0 21 0 3 0
DF Scotland Robert Thomson 10 0 9 0 1 0
MF Scotland Bob Gordon 23 0 20 0 3 0
MF Scotland John Lipton 7 0 7 0 0 0
MF Scotland Charles O'Neill 2 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland George Ritchie 8 0 7 0 1 0
FW Scotland William Blair 8 0 8 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Brander 16 3 13 2 3 1
FW Scotland Michael Cannon 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Gibraltar Charles Chalk 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland George Galbraith 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Gillespie 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland William Greer 16 12 13 11 3 1
FW Scotland Johnny Hill 25 15 22 10 3 5
FW Scotland Edward Kane 23 1 21 1 2 0
FW Scotland Ewart Kinnon 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Maginnes 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Robert Nisbet 9 1 6 1 3 0
FW Scotland Peter Taylor 15 2 13 2 2 0
FW Scotland Matt Teadale 23 4 20 4 3 0
FW Scotland James Walker 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Robert Walker 14 3 14 3 0 0
FW Scotland James White 1 0 1 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton lost in the semi final of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Falkirk.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
5 September 1908 R1 Queen's Park A 1-1
24 October 1908 R2 Third Lanark H 4-1
31 October 1908 SF Falkirk A 1-3

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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