1910–11 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division Two||1st|
League: John Rowan (13)|
All: John Rowan (15)
Season 1910–11 was the 34th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 12th time, the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the ninth time and the Scottish Consolation Cup for the second time.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Results
- 3 Player statistics
- 4 Reserve Team
- 5 Factfile
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Despite a slow start to their fifth successive campaign in the Scottish Second Division, Dumbarton were crowned champions with 31 points.
There was disappointment in the attempt to qualify for the Scottish Cup, by only reaching the third round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup before losing to non-league club Galston, after two replays.
The Scottish Consolation Cup however brought some further cheer before Dumbarton eventually lost out in the final to St Johnstone.
Locally, due to league and national cup commitments, it was decided that the club would be unable to fulfil their obligations in the Dumbartonshire Cup competition, and Dumbarton withdrew after having played two games.
During the season there were also 6 'friendly' matches played, including 'benefit' games for long serving players. Of these matches, 3 were won, 2 drawn and 1 lost, scoring 13 goals and conceding 5.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|20 August 1910||Vale of Leven||A||1-1||Rowan||4,000|
|27 August 1910||Port Glasgow Athletic||A||0-2||1,500|
|17 September 1910||St Bernard's||A||1-2||Crawford||1,500|
|24 September 1910||Vale of Leven||H||1-0||Hill||4,000|
|22 October 1910||Albion Rovers||A||0-3|
|29 October 1910||Port Glasgow Athletic||H||2-1||Brander;Rowan||2,000|
|5 November 1910||Ayr United||H||3-2||Rowan(2);Brander||2,500|
|12 November 1910||Arthurlie||A||3-1||Rowan(2);Ritchie|
|19 November 1910||Dundee Hibs||A||3-0||MacPherson;Rowan;Ritchie||1,000|
|3 December 1910||Abercorn||A||2-3||Brander;Speedie|
|10 December 1910||Albion Rovers||H||2-0||Rowan(2)|
|17 December 1910||Abercorn||H||4-1||Brander(2);Rowan;Hill||2,000|
|31 December 1910||Arthurlie||H||4-1||Hill(2);Brander;MacPherson||3,000|
|7 January 1911||Leith Athletic||H||2-0||Brander;Speedie||1,500|
|4 February 1911||Cowdenbeath||A||3-2||Menzies;Speedie;MacPherson|
|11 February 1911||St Bernard's||H||8-2||Menzies(4);Herbert(2);Potter;Ritchie||3,000|
|25 February 1911||Leith Athletic||A||3-1||MacPherson(3)||3,000|
|25 March 1911||Cowdenbeath||H||2-0||Ritchie;Hill||2,500|
|1 April 1911||Ayr United||A||1-5||Hill|
|8 April 1911||E Stirling||A||0-2||2,000|
|15 April 1911||Dundee Hibs||H||3-1||Ritchie;MacPherson;Rowan||3,000|
|29 April 1911||E Stirling||H||4-0||Rowan(2);MacPherson;Hill|
Dumbarton were the only applicants from the Second Division for promotion. Nevertheless, it was the bottom two First Division clubs - Motherwell and Queen's Park - that maintained their' top flight' status in the end-of-season elections. In addition for the second year in succession a vote to apply automatic promotion and relegation failed.
|3 September 1910||R2||Dykehead||A||0-0|
|10 September 1910||R2r||Dykehead||H||1-0||Watson|
|1 October 1910||R3||Galston||A||2-2||Hill;Ritchie||3,000|
|8 October 1910||R3r||Galston||H||1-1||Watson||4,000|
|15 October 1910||R3r||Galston||A||0-3||3,000|
Scottish Consolation Cup
|14 January 1911||R1||Wishaw Thistle||A||1-1||MacPherson|
|21 January 1911||R1r||Wishaw Thistle||H||3-2||MacPherson(2);Speedie|
|28 January 1911||R2||Dykehead||H||4-1||Hill(2);Speedie;MacPherson|
|4 March 1911||R3||Abercorn||H||2-0||Rowan;Speedie||4,000|
|11 March 1911||R4||Hurlford||H||6-1||Speedie(2);Hill(2);Brander;MacPherson|
|18 March 1911||SF||Forres Mechanics||A||5-1||Potter;Crawford;Ritchie;Brander;MacPherson|
|22 April 1911||F||St Johnstone||A||1-2||Rowan||6,000|
|26 November 1910||P||Dumbarton Harp||A||1-2||Potter||3,000|
|24 December 1910||P||Renton||H||4-1||Speedie(2);MacPherson(2)|
|15 August 1910||Abercorn||H||2-0||Hill;McCallum|
|17 August 1910||Dumbarton Harp||H||4-1||Brander;Grier;Hill;OG||2,000|
|23 August 1910||Shettleston||A||2-2||Watson(2)|
|25 August 1910||Vale of Leven||A||0-1|
|18 February 1911||E Stirling||H||4-0||Ritchie(2);Menzies;Crawford|
|15 April 1911||Glasgow Perthshire||H||1-1||Muirhead|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||Qualifying Cup||Consolation Cup|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
Dumbarton lost in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Rangers.
Scottish Second XI Cup
|10 September 1910||R2||Rangers||H||1-5|
* Bob Gordon would set 3 records during the season. First, the Qualifying Cup match against Dykehead on 3 September marked Bob Gordon's 100th appearance for the club in national competitions - the fourth Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone. Second, his appearance in the league match against St Bernards on 11 February was his 118th competitive match for the club - overtaking Alex Miller's record set in 1897. And third, the league match against Ayr United on 1 April would be Bob Gordon's final game for the club - during his six seasons with the club he set a new record of 122 appearances in all national competitive matches.
* The league match against Port Glasgow Athletic on 29 October marked John Brander's 100th appearance for the club in national competitions - the fifth Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone. He celebrated the occasion by scoring one of the goals in a 2-1 victory
* The Consolation Cup match against Wishaw Thistle on 14 January marked Johnny Hill's 100th appearance for the club in national competitions - the sixth Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone.
* Dumbarton maintained a 100% home record during the league campaign. This was the second time that this feat had been achieved - the last being the Scottish League winning side of 1891-92.
- Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X.
- This match was to be a Second Division tie but the referee declared the ground unplayable. Nevertheless the teams played a friendly instead.
- 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.
- Joe McCormick (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Hugh Wallace (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Cochrane (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Willie Lithgow (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Muirhead (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Thomas (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Clark (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Crawford (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Samuel Hendry (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Daniel Hynds (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Potter (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Dickie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Greer (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Herbert MacPherson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Duncan Ritchie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Sneddon (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Watson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive