1912–13 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division Two||6th|
|Scottish Cup||Fourth Round|
League: John Rowan (12)|
All: John Rowan (20)
Season 1912–13 was the 36th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 14th time, the Scottish Cup for the 30th time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the 11th time.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Results
- 3 Player statistics
- 4 Reserve Team
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Dumbarton's seventh successive season in the Second Division saw their worst performance since their return to league football in 1906, but still managed a 6th place finish with 29 points, 5 behind champions Ayr United.
Dumbarton qualified for the Scottish Cup by reaching the semi final of the Scottish Qualifying Cup before losing to non-league Nithsdale Wanderers.
The Scottish Cup campaign saw Dumbarton disposing of First Division opponents before losing to eventual champions Falkirk in the fourth round.
Once again Dumbarton did not enter the Dumbartonshire Cup.
During the season, there were also 3 'friendly' matches played, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 1, scoring 4 goals and conceding 4.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|17 August 1912||Vale of Leven||H||1-1||Rowan||6,000|
|24 August 1912||Johnstone||A||1-2||Rowan|
|31 August 1912||Dunfermline Ath||H||2-1||Main;Rowan|
|28 September 1912||St Bernard's||A||3-1||Rowan(2);Potter||1,600|
|9 November 1912||Johnstone||H||1-1||Rowan||4,000|
|16 November 1912||Vale of Leven||A||2-0||Potter;Speedie||4,000|
|23 November 1912||E Stirling||H||0-1|
|30 November 1912||Dundee Hibs||H||2-0||Lithgow(2)||2,000|
|7 December 1912||E Stirling||A||1-3||Speedie||1,500|
|21 December 1912||Albion Rovers||H||3-2||Wilson,J;Pender;Ferguson,J|
|28 December 1912||Albion Rovers||A||0-1|
|1 January 1913||Dundee Hibs||A||3-3||Stewart(2);Pender||2,000|
|4 January 1913||Arthurlie||H||4-0||Pender(2);Wilson,J;Rowan|
|11 January 1913||Dunfermline Ath||A||0-3|
|18 January 1913||Leith Athletic||A||2-2||Pender(2)||500|
|25 January 1913||St Johnstone||H||1-0||Pender|
|1 February 1913||Ayr United||A||1-1||Rowan|
|15 February 1913||Abercorn||A||2-1||Blyth;Rowan||2,000|
|1 March 1913||Leith Athletic||H||2-1||Wilson,J;Pender||2,000|
|15 March 1913||St Bernard's||H||0-2|
|22 March 1913||Arthurlie||A||2-0||Rowan;Pender|
|29 March 1913||Cowdenbeath||H||0-1|
|5 April 1913||St Johnstone||A||0-1|
|12 April 1913||Ayr United||H||1-0||Pender|
|16 April 1913||Abercorn||H||3-0||Rowan(2);Pender|
|19 April 1913||Cowdenbeath||A||1-2||Ferguson,J|
An expansion of the First Division from 18 to 20 clubs meant that there would be at least 2 places available to Second Division clubs in the end of season election. As it was both the bottom 'top flight' clubs - Partick Thistle and Queen's Park - were to retain their places, and in addition to Ayr United, the Second Division champions, it was Dumbarton that would step up to the First Division - beating Cowdenbeath with the chairman's casting vote.
|8 February 1913||R2||Aberdeen||H||2-1||Rowan(2)||10,000|
|22 February 1913||R3||St Johnstone||H||1-0||Rowan||8,000|
|8 March 1913||R4||Falkirk||A||0-1||10,000|
|7 September 1912||R1||Arthurlie||A||2-2||Pender;OG|
|14 September 1912||R1r||Arthurlie||H||0-0|
|21 September 1912||R1r||Arthurlie||A||2-1||Rowan(2)||4,000|
|5 October 1912||R2||Dumbarton Harp||A||0-0||10,000|
|12 October 1912||R2r||Dumbarton Harp||H||3-1||Potter;McGillivray;Rowan||7,000|
|19 October 1912||R3||E Stirling||A||1-1||Rowan|
|26 October 1912||R3r||E Stirling||H||1-0||Rowan||5,000|
|2 November 1912||SF||Nithsdale Wanderers||A||1-4||Speedie|
|15 August 1912||Renton||A||2-2||Pender;Hunter||2,000|
|26 April 1913||Aberdeen||H||0-1|
|30 April 1913||Vale of Leven||H||2-1||Ferguson(2)|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||Scottish Cup||Qualifying Cup|
|GK||John B Miller||36||0||25||0||3||0||8||0|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
Dumbarton lost in the second round of the Scottish Second XI Cup to Kilmarnock.
Scottish Second XI Cup
|21 September 1912||R1||St Mirren||H||1-0|
|28 September 1912||R2||Kilmarnock||A||0-4|
- Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X.
- 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.
- Douglas Forbes (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Thomas Howat (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Hunter (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Charles Keir (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Willie Lithgow (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Muirhead (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Walter Wilson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Bennett (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Jack Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Potter (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Stewart (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Duncan (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Ferguson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Hart (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Samuel Hendry (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Main (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John MacAuley (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex McGillivray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andy Robertson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Ebenezer Rodger (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Stalker (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive