1913–14 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division One||19th|
|Scottish Cup||Second Round|
League: John Rowan (12)|
All: John Rowan (17)
|Highest home attendance||13,000|
|Lowest home attendance||2,000|
|Average home league attendance||5,631|
Season 1913–14 was the 37th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 15th time, the Scottish Cup for the 31st time and the Scottish Qualifying Cup for the 12th time.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Results
- 3 Player statistics
- 4 Reserve Team
- 5 Factfile
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Dumbarton's return to 'top flight' league football for the first time since 1896 witnessed a good start which saw the club unbeaten in their first six league outings. This fine form could not be maintained however and Dumbarton eventually finished 19th out of 20 with 27 points, well behind champions Celtic.
Dumbarton qualified for the Scottish Cup by reaching the fourth round of the Scottish Qualifying Cup before losing to non-league Nithsdale Wanderers.
The Scottish Cup campaign was short-lived as Dumbarton lost out to Third Lanark in the second round.
Locally, after an absence of three seasons, Dumbarton entered the Dumbartonshire Cup but as in their previous six attempts were defeated in the final, this time by Renton.
There was also a benefit match played for long serving player Robert Muirhead, against Third Lanark.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|16 August 1913||Queen's Park||H||4-0||Rowan(3);McDade||7,000|
|23 August 1913||Kilmarnock||H||1-1||Ferguson||13,000|
|30 August 1913||St Mirren||A||1-1||Speedie||6,000|
|1 September 1913||Ayr United||H||2-1||Murray,J(2)||4,000|
|17 September 1913||Ayr United||A||2-1||Blyth;Murray,J||4,000|
|27 September 1913||Motherwell||H||1-1||Blyth||5,000|
|11 October 1913||Hibernian||H||0-3||7,000|
|18 October 1913||Airdrie||A||1-4||OG||7,000|
|25 October 1913||Partick Thistle||H||1-0||Rowan||7,000|
|1 November 1913||Third Lanark||A||0-1||8,000|
|8 November 1913||Rangers||A||2-3||McConnell(2)||12,000|
|15 November 1913||Celtic||H||0-4||10,000|
|22 November 1913||Falkirk||A||1-3||Speedie||7,000|
|29 November 1913||Hamilton||H||1-1||McConnell||4,000|
|6 December 1914||Dundee||A||1-5||Pender||8,000|
|13 December 1913||St Mirren||H||2-1||Speedie;McConnell||5,000|
|20 December 1914||Aberdeen||A||3-2||Speedie;McConnell;Pender||6,000|
|27 December 1913||Clyde||A||0-0||4,000|
|1 January 1914||Raith Rovers||A||2-1||Rowan;Lawrie||8,000|
|3 January 1914||Falkirk||H||0-4||6,000|
|10 January 1914||Celtic||A||0-4||11,000|
|17 January 1914||Hearts||H||2-1||Rowan;Brown||7,000|
|24 January 1914||Kilmarnock||A||0-6||4,000|
|31 January 1914||Aberdeen||H||0-1||3,000|
|14 February 1914||Partick Thistle||A||1-2||Rowan||15,000|
|21 February 1914||Clyde||H||1-3||Gildea||5,000|
|28 February 1914||Motherwell||A||3-4||Rowan(3)||5,000|
|7 March 1914||Dundee||H||2-3||Ferguson;Thom||3,000|
|14 March 1914||Rangers||H||0-3||8,000|
|21 March 1914||Morton||A||1-3||Brown||10,000|
|28 March 1914||Morton||H||2-6||Gildea;Murray,J||4,000|
|31 March 1914||Queen's Park||A||0-3||5,000|
|4 April 1914||Hearts||A||1-5||Murray,J||6,500|
|6 April 1914||Raith Rovers||H||2-2||Gildea;Speedie||2,000|
|11 April 1914||Hamilton||A||1-3||Rowan||3,000|
|15 April 1914||Hibernian||A||1-1||Gildea||5,000|
|18 April 1914||Airdrie||H||1-0||Rowan||5,000|
|23 April 1914||Third Lanark||H||2-0||Murray,J;Gettins||2,000|
Only Cowdenbeath from the Second Division applied for admission to the 'top fight' but it was the bottom two in the First Division - Dumbarton and St Mirren - who retained their places in the end of season election. For the third time a vote was held to allow for automatic promotion/relegation but while the 11-7 vote was in agreement it failed to obtain the two-thirds majority required.
|7 February 1914||R2||Third Lanark||A||0-2||6,000|
|6 September 1913||R1||Vale of Leven||A||0-0||6,000|
|13 September 1913||R1r||Vale of Leven||H||2-0||Speedie;Rowan||6,000|
|20 September 1913||R2||Johnstone||H||4-0||Rowan(2);Speedie;Blyth||4,000|
|4 October 1913||R3||Hurlford||H||5-1||Riddell(2);Rowan(2);McConnell|
|18 October 1913||R4||Nithsdale Wanderers||A||1-3||Murray,J|
|31 December 1913||SF1||Dumbarton Harp||H||1-3||McDade|
|25 April 1914||SF2||Dumbarton Harp||A||4-0||Rowan(4)||3,000|
|29 April 1914||F||Renton||A||0-0||4,000|
|30 April 1914||Fr||Renton||A||0-1||3,000|
|5 January 1914||Third Lanark||H||1-4||McDermid|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||First Division||Scottish Cup||Qualifying Cup|
|GK||John B Miller||17||0||13||0||0||0||4||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|
* The Qualifying Cup tie against Nithsdale Wanderers was played by the Dumbarton Second XI, due to the fact that on the same day the first team were on league duty against Airdrie.
* The Qualifying Cup replay against Vale of Leven on 13 September marked Finlay Speedie's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the seventh Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone. He celebrated the occasion by scoring a goal in the 2-0 victory.
* The league match against Celtic on 10 January marked John Rowan's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the eighth Dumbarton player to achieve this milestone.
* 101 goals were scored against Dumbarton in all matches - the third time that a 'century' had been conceded during a single season.
- 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.
- Robert Bryson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Forsyth (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Archibald Frew (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Clarkson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Davie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Charles Keir (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William McAlpine (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Raeburn McLay (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- David Slimmon (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Thomson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Jack Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Chalk (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Peter McFie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Andrew Potter (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Daniel Steel (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Samuel Hendry (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Thomas Lawrie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Thomas McConnell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James McDade (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex McGillivray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Murray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Murray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Plank (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Robertson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Walter Wilson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive