1915–16 Dumbarton F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dumbarton
1915–1916 season
Manager James Collins
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League 9th
Top goalscorer League: Patrick O'Neill (14)
All: Patrick O'Neill (14)
Highest home attendance 7,000
Lowest home attendance 2,000
Average home league attendance 3,420

Season 1915–16 was the 39th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 17th time.

Overview[edit]

In their third season in succession in the 'top' Division, Dumbarton achieved their best league performance in over 20 years by finishing 9th out of 20, with 37 points, 30 behind champions Celtic.[1]

Locally, while Dumbarton did not enter the Dumbartonshire Cup, this season saw the inaugural playing of the Dumbartonshire Charity Cup, however Dumbarton were knocked out in the first round by Clydebank.

During the season two 'friendlies' were also played, both being won, scoring 7 goals for the loss of none.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 August 1915 Rangers H 1-3 Gettins 6,000
28 August 1915 Aberdeen A 2-2 O'Neill;McGregor 4,000
4 September 1915 Ayr United H 0-3 4,000
11 September 1915 Motherwell A 1-4 Farrell 5,000
18 September 1915 Falkirk H 3-1 Ritchie,W(2);O'Neill 4,000
25 September 1915 Kilmarnock A 1-5 Ritchie,W 3,000
2 October 1915 Dundee H 1-1 McGregor 3,000
9 October 1915 Queen's Park H 2-4 O'Neill(2) 3,000
16 October 1915 St Mirren A 2-1 Travers;Ritchie 5,000
23 October 1915 Airdrie H 3-1 McGregor(3) 5,000
30 October 1915 Hibernian A 1-1 O'Neill 3,000
6 November 1915 Clyde H 2-1 Ritchie,W;McGregor 3,000
13 November 1915 Morton A 1-3 Ritchie,W 3,000
20 November 1915 Third Lanark H 1-1 Rowan 2,000
27 November 1915 Hearts A 1-3 Ritchie,W 4,500
4 December 1915 Raith Rovers H 1-0 Ritchie,W 3,000
11 December 1915 Partick Thistle H 2-0 McGregor;Thom 2,000
18 December 1915 Hamilton A 1-1 Ritchie,W 3,000
25 December 1915 Motherwell H 0-0 2,000
1 January 1916 Raith Rovers A 0-1 4,000
3 January 1916 Ayr United A 1-3 Miller 3,000
8 January 1916 Celtic H 1-2 Riddell 7,000
15 January 1916 Partick Thistle A 0-0 10,000
22 January 1916 Morton H 1-1 Thom 4,000
29 January 1916 Airdrie A 1-2 McGregor 2,000
5 February 1916 Hearts H 1-1 O'Neill 6,000
12 February 1916 Celtic A 0-6 6,000
19 February 1916 Falkirk A 2-1 O'Neill(2) 4,000
26 February 1916 Hamilton H 7-0 Thom(4);Gilchrist;O'Neill;OG 2,000
4 March 1916 St Mirren H 2-0 O'Neill;Thom 4,000
11 March 1916 Third Lanark A 0-4 3,000
18 March 1916 Dundee A 1-0 Riddell 6,000
1 April 1916 Queen's Park A 2-0 Gilchrist;Thom 10,000
8 April 1916 Hibernian H 2-1 McGregor;O'Neill 3,000
15 April 1916 Clyde A 1-3 O'Neill 3,000
20 April 1916 Rangers A 2-2 Ritchie,W;O'Neill 3,000
25 April 1916 Aberdeen H 2-1 Riddell;McGregor 2,000
29 April 1916 Kilmarnock H 1-1 O'Neill 3,000

Dumbartonshire Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 May 1916 1 Clydebank A 1-5 Ritchie

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
22 April 1916 Vale of Leven H 1-0 Thom
20 May 1916 Clydebank H 6-0 Arnott(2);Thom;O'Neill;Gilchrist;Ritchie 1,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish League
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Thomas Hamilton 38 0 38 0
DF Scotland Felix Gunn 33 0 33 0
DF Scotland Tommy Kelso 10 0 10 0
DF Scotland Bob McGrory 37 0 37 0
DF Scotland Archibald Ritchie 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland John Chalmers 9 0 9 0
MF Scotland Ted Garry 18 0 18 0
MF Scotland Peter McFie 8 0 8 0
MF Scotland Arthur Murphy 16 0 16 0
MF Scotland James Riddell 31 3 31 3
FW Scotland James Arnott 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland William Farrell 21 1 21 1
FW England Alfred Gettins 16 1 16 1
FW Scotland Thomas Gilchrist 19 2 19 2
FW Scotland Alex McGregor 35 10 35 10
FW Scotland John Miller 3 1 3 1
FW Scotland Patrick O'Neill 26 14 26 14
FW Scotland William Ritchie 35 10 35 10
FW Scotland John Rowan 2 1 2 1
FW Scotland Alexander Thom 38 8 38 8
FW Scotland Pat Travers 21 1 21 1

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* This was the second season of war-time football, where the Scottish League was the only national competition which was played. All of the other national competitions, including the Scottish Cup, Second Division etc, were suspended.
* The league match against Queen's Park marked James Riddell's 100th appearance for the club in all national competitions - the 10th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.

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. 

External links[edit]