1910–11 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1910–1911 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 1st
Top goalscorer 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.

Overview[edit]

Despite a slow start to their fifth successive campaign in the Scottish Second Division, Dumbarton were crowned champions with 31 points.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Promotion/Relegation Election[edit]

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.

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
26 November 1910 P Dumbarton Harp A 1-2 Potter 3,000
24 December 1910 P Renton H 4-1 Speedie(2);MacPherson(2)

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[2] Ritchie(2);Menzies;Crawford
15 April 1911 Glasgow Perthshire H 1-1 Muirhead

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[3][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Qualifying Cup Consolation Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Joe McCormick 10 0 5 0 5 0 0 0
GK Scotland Hugh Wallace 24 0 17 0 0 0 7 0
DF Scotland Andrew Cochrane 7 0 4 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Bob Gordon 25 0 16 0 4 0 5 0
DF Scotland Willie Lithgow 11 0 6 0 3 0 2 0
DF Scotland Robert Muirhead 29 0 20 0 2 0 7 0
DF Scotland George Thomas 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland William Clark 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Crawford 31 2 19 1 5 0 7 1
MF Scotland Samuel Hendry 26 0 18 0 1 0 7 0
MF Scotland David Hynds 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Andrew Potter 30 2 18 1 5 0 7 1
FW Scotland John Brander 18 9 14 7 0 0 4 2
FW Scotland John Dickie 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland William Greer 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Johnny Hill 28 12 17 7 4 1 7 4
FW Scotland Herbert MacPherson 24 14 14 8 3 0 7 6
FW Scotland Alex Menzies 4 5 4 5 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Duncan Ritchie 24 7 16 5 3 1 5 1
FW Scotland John Rowan 25 15 15 13 5 0 5 2
FW Scotland George Sneddon 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Finlay Speedie 27 10 18 5 2 0 7 5
FW Scotland John Watson 11 2 6 0 5 2 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton lost in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Rangers.

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
10 September 1910 R2 Rangers H 1-5

Factfile[edit]

* 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.

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. ^ This match was to be a Second Division tie but the referee declared the ground unplayable. Nevertheless the teams played a friendly instead.
  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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