1912–13 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1912–1913 season
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 6th
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer 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.

Overview[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Promotion/Relegation Election[edit]

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.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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)

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 Douglas Forbes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland John B Miller 36 0 25 0 3 0 8 0
DF Scotland Thomas Howat 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland George Hunter 17 0 14 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Charles Keir 14 0 11 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Willie Lithgow 28 2 18 2 3 0 7 0
DF Scotland Robert Muirhead 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland Walter Wilson 19 0 14 0 0 0 5 0
MF Scotland George Bennett 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
MF Scotland Jack Brown 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Brown 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Andrew Potter 26 3 15 2 3 0 8 1
MF Scotland John Stewart 19 2 13 2 0 0 6 0
MF Scotland John Wilson 11 3 11 3 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Blyth 24 1 21 1 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Andrew Brown 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland William Duncan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Ferguson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Ferguson 35 2 24 2 3 0 8 0
FW Scotland John Hart 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Samuel Hendry 13 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
FW Scotland William Main 16 1 8 1 0 0 8 0
FW Scotland John MacAuley 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Alex McGillivray 11 1 5 0 0 0 6 1
FW Scotland Robert Pender 35 12 24 11 3 0 8 1
FW Scotland Andy Robertson 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Ebenezer Rodger 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Rowan 32 20 22 12 3 3 7 5
FW Scotland Finlay Speedie 21 3 16 2 3 0 2 1
FW Scotland John Stalker 12 0 10 0 2 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Reserve Team[edit]

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

Scottish Second XI Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result
21 September 1912 R1 St Mirren H 1-0
28 September 1912 R2 Kilmarnock A 0-4

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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