1911–12 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1911–1912 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 3rd
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: John Rowan (11)
All: Hill/Speedie/Potter (12)

Season 1911–12 was the 35th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 13th time, the Scottish Cup for the 29th time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the 10th time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton were unable to maintain a bright start to their sixth successive Second Division campaign but finished 3rd with 27 points, 8 behind champions Ayr United.[1]

Qualification for the Scottish Cup was successful, by reaching the final of the Scottish Qualifying Cup before losing to Dunfermline Athletic; in the Scottish Cup itself however Dumbarton lost out in the first round to East Stirling.

Locally, Dumbarton decided not to enter the Dumbartonshire Cup due to an otherwise busy schedule.

During the season 8 'friendly' matches were also played, including a 'benefit' game for Herbert MacPherson whose bright career was ended by a leg break in the New Year game against Dundee Hibs. Of these matches, 6 were won, 1 drawn and 1 lost, scoring 17 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
19 August 1911 St Bernard's H 3-0 Speedie(2);Menzies 3,000
26 August 1911 Vale of Leven A 4-2 Rowan;MacPherson;Menzies;Hill 3,000
9 September 1911 Cowdenbeath H 2-0 Rowan;MacPherson 3,000
23 September 1911 Arthurlie A 2-4 Menzies;OG
30 September 1911 Abercorn H 1-5 Brown 2,000
14 October 1911 Leith Athletic A 2-2 Rowan;MacPherson 2,000
21 October 1911 Abercorn A 1-2 Ferguson
4 November 1911 St Johnstone A 1-0 Hill
16 December 1911 Vale of Leven H 2-0 Rowan;Speedie 3,000
2 December 1911 Ayr United A 1-2 Brander
9 December 1911 Arthurlie H 1-0 Speedie 2,000
23 December 1911 St Bernard's A 1-2 Hill 3,000
30 December 1911 Albion Rovers H 2-0 McGillivray(2)
2 January 1912 Dundee Hibs H 1-0 Speedie 3,000
6 January 1912 Cowdenbeath A 3-0 Brander;Speedie;Hill
13 January 1912 Leith Athletic H 5-2 Hamill(3);Speedie;Hendry 2,000
27 January 1912 E Stirling H 2-1 Rowan;Robertson
10 February 1912 Ayr United H 6-1 Rowan(3);Hill(2);Brander
17 February 1912 Dundee Hibs A 2-4 Brander;Speedie 2,500
24 February 1912 St Johnstone H 4-1 McGillivray(2);Hill;OG
2 March 1912 Albion Rovers A 1-2 Rowan
9 March 1912 E Stirling A 0-1 2,000

Promotion/Relegation Election[edit]

There were no applicants from the Second Division for promotion, it had however been agreed that the bottom First Division club - St Mirren - would be replaced by the Second Division champions - Ayr United - but in the end for financial reasons this did not take place.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 January 1912 R1 E Stirling A 0-3 4,000

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
16 September 1911 R1 Port Glasgow H 1-0 Hill
7 October 1911 R2 Galston A 3-2 MacPherson(2);Hill
28 October 1911 R3 Renton H 5-0 MacPherson(3);Hill(2)
11 November 1911 R4 E Stirling H 4-1 Rowan(2);MacPherson;Speedie 5,000
18 November 1911 SF Ayr United H 4-1 Speedie(3):Hill 6,000
25 November 1911 F Dunfermline Athletic A 0-1 9,000

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 1911 Vale of Leven H 3-0 Brander(2);Hill 2,000
16 March 1912 Abercorn H 2-1 Speedie;Potter
30 March 1912 Motherwell H 3-1 Hill;Rowan;Haggerty
6 April 1912 Raith Rovers H 3-0 Speedie(2);Hamill
13 April 1912 Third Lanark H 3-0 Robertson(2);Speedie
17 April 1912 Queen's Park H 1-2 Rowan 2,500
20 April 1912 Glasgow Perthshire H 2-1 Potter;Hill
27 April 1912 Hamilton H 0-0

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup Qualifying Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John B Miller 10 0 9 0 0 0 1 0
GK Scotland Willie Muir 8 0 5 0 1 0 2 0
GK Scotland Hugh Wallace 11 0 8 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland Andrew Cochrane 20 0 14 0 1 0 5 0
DF Scotland Willie Lithgow 21 0 17 0 1 0 3 0
DF Scotland Robert Muirhead 22 0 16 0 1 0 5 0
MF Scotland George Fyfe 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Matthew Haggerty 24 0 18 0 1 0 5 0
MF Scotland Andrew Potter 27 1 20 0 1 0 6 1
MF Scotland William Wilson 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Brander 12 4 10 4 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland William Brown 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Ferguson 21 1 15 1 1 0 5 0
FW Scotland David Hamill 6 3 6 3 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Samuel Hendry 21 1 15 1 0 0 6 0
FW Scotland Johnny Hill 25 12 18 7 1 0 6 5
FW Scotland Herbert MacPherson 18 9 12 3 0 0 6 6
FW Scotland Alex McGillivray 7 4 7 4 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Alex Menzies 4 3 4 3 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Andy Robertson 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Rowan 23 11 17 9 0 0 6 2
FW Scotland Finlay Speedie 26 12 19 8 1 0 6 4

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* Johnny Hill would set 2 records during the season. First, his appearance in the league match against St Johnstone on 4 November was his 123rd competitive match for the club - overtaking Bob Gordon's record set in the previous season. Second, the league match against East Stirling on 9 March would be Hill's final game for the club - during his six seasons with the club he set a new record of 139 appearances in all national competitive matches.

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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