1909–10 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1909–1910 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 4th
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Johnny Hill (13)
All: Johnny Hill (16)

Season 1909–10 was the 33rd Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 11th time, the Scottish Cup for the 28th time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the eighth time.

Overview[edit]

For the fourth successive season, Dumbarton competed in the Scottish Second Division, finishing 4th with 23 points, 10 behind champions Leith Athletic.[1]

For the first time in five years the club was successful in qualifying for the Scottish Cup, by reaching the semi final of the Scottish Qualifying Cup before losing to Bathgate, the first round draw in the Scottish Cup was however unkind to Dumbarton, but they put up a stiff resistance in losing only by the odd goal to Celtic.

Locally, the Dumbartonshire Cup continued to be played on a league basis. Dumbarton qualified for the final but as in the five previous seasons lost out, this time to Dumbarton Harp.

During the season there were also 3 'friendly' matches played, winning 1 and losing 2, scoring 5 goals and conceding 5.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 August 1909 Vale of Leven H 1-1 Spence 3,500
28 August 1909 Raith Rovers A 1-2 Brander 3,000
11 September 1909 Arthurlie H 3-2 Ritchie;Spence;Hill 3,000
25 September 1909 St Bernard's A 1-2 Gibson 1,000
23 October 1909 Abercorn H 1-1 Hill 4,000
6 November 1909 Albion Rovers A 1-3 Brander
20 November 1909 Vale of Leven A 3-3 Speedie(2);Brander 4,000
27 November 1909 Ayr United H 3-1 Brander;Lipton;Hill 2,000
4 December 1909 Arthurlie A 2-1 Brander;Anderson
11 December 1909 Albion Rovers H 0-0
18 December 1909 E Stirling A 2-3 Gibson(2)
25 December 1909 Cowdenbeath A 3-1 Hill;Brander;Speedie
1 January 1910 Raith Rovers H 4-1 Hill(2);Speedie;Brander
15 January 1910 Leith Athletic H 1-1 Urquhart
5 February 1910 Ayr Parkhouse H 5-0 Speedie(2);Brander;Anderson;Ritchie
12 February 1910 Abercorn A 2-5 Hill;Urquhart
19 February 1910 St Bernard's H 1-0 Hill 2,000
26 February 1910 Ayr Parkhouse A 2-4 Hill(2)
12 March 1910 Leith Athletic A 1-2 Gordon,AE
19 March 1910 Ayr United A 1-3 Gibson
2 April 1910 Cowdenbeath H 1-0 Speedie 1,500
23 April 1910 E Stirling H 5-2 Hill(3);Brander;OG

Promotion/Relegation Election Results[edit]

Port Glasgow Athletic resigned their First Division place, which was taken by Raith Rovers in the end of season election. A vote to introduce automatic promotion and relegation was defeated.

Team Votes Result
Morton 16 Re-elected to First Division
Port Glasgow Athletic Resigned from the League
Raith Rovers 13 Promoted to First Division
Ayr United 2 Not promoted to First Division
Abercorn 1 Not promoted to First Division
Dumbarton 0 Not promoted to First Division

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
22 January 1910 R1 Celtic H 1-2 Gordon,AE 10,000

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4 September 1909 R1 Vale of Leven A 2-1 Ritchie;Hill 4,000
18 September 1909 R2 Johnstone H 5-1 Hill(2);Ritchie;Brander;Gibson 5,000
2 October 1909 R3 Dykehead H 3-1 Speedie;Brander;Gibson
16 October 1909 R4 Bo'ness A 1-0 Ritchie 5,000
30 October 1909 R5 Ayr United H 1-0 Gibson 5,000
13 November 1909 SF Bathgate A 0-1 4,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 October 1909 P Lennox H 8-0 McNee(4);Brander(3);Spence
3 January 1910 P Dumbarton Harp H 2-1 Hill;Speedie 3,000
5 March 1910 P Renton H 3-0 Hill;Brander;Speedie
26 March 1910 P Vale of Leven A 0-0
16 April 1910 P Vale of Leven H 4-2 Hill(2);Speedie;Brander
19 April 1910 P Dumbarton Harp A 0-0
21 April 1910 P Renton A 0-1 1,500
30 April 1910 F Dumbarton Harp A 1-2 Hill 5,000

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dumbarton Harp 8 5 2 1 18 7 11 12
2 Dumbarton 7 4 2 1 17 4 13 10
3 Renton 7 2 2 3 6 10 –4 6
4 Vale of Leven 8 2 2 4 10 14 –14 6
5 Lennox[2] 6 1 0 5 5 21 –16 2

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
16 August 1909 Renton H 2-0 Brander(2)
31 December 1909 Vale of Leven H 0-1 1,000
5 January 1910 Renton A 3-4 Brander;Hill;Gibson 1,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup Qualifying Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Daniel Forrester 7 0 5 0 0 0 2 0
GK Scotland Joe McCormick 22 0 17 0 1 0 4 0
DF Scotland Bob Gordon 22 0 16 0 1 0 5 0
DF Scotland Robert Muirhead 27 0 20 0 1 0 6 0
DF Scotland John O'Neil 8 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
MF Scotland David Hynds 28 0 21 0 1 0 6 0
MF Scotland John Lipton 13 1 11 1 0 0 2 0
MF Scotland Willie Lithgow 16 0 15 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland David Anderson 21 2 18 2 1 0 2 0
FW Scotland John Brander 28 11 21 9 1 0 6 2
FW Scotland William Gibson 16 7 11 4 0 0 5 3
FW Scotland Allister Gordon 9 3 8 2 1 1 0 0
FW Scotland Johnny Hill 27 16 20 13 1 0 6 3
FW Scotland Edward Kane 9 0 6 0 0 0 3 0
FW Scotland John McNee 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Duncan Ritchie 19 5 12 2 1 0 6 3
FW Scotland Finlay Speedie 20 8 15 7 1 0 4 1
FW Scotland Alexander Spence 11 2 7 2 0 0 4 0
FW Scotland Arthur Urquhart 14 2 14 2 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:[4]

Factfile[edit]

Willie Gibson's second goal in the league match against East Stirling on 18 December represented Dumbarton's 1,000th in all national competitions.

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. ^ The results of Lennox's home matches against Renton and Dumbarton are missing.
  3. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  4. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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