1916–17 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1916–1917 season
Manager James Collins
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League 10th
Top goalscorer League: Cairney/ Lister (13)
All: Cairney/ Lister (13)
Highest home attendance 8,000
Lowest home attendance 2,000
Average home league attendance 3,160

Season 1916–17 was the 40th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 18th time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton finished 10th out of 20 in their fourth successive season in the 'top' Division, with 35 points, 29 behind champions Celtic.[1]

Locally, in the second playing of the Dumbartonshire Charity Cup, Dumbarton were successful by beating Dumbarton Harp in the final.

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 1916 Queen's Park A 0-1 4,000
26 August 1916 St Mirren H 2-1 Travers;Catterson 2,000
2 September 1916 Rangers A 0-6 10,000
9 September 1916 Hibernian H 2-1 Lister;Thom 2,000
16 September 1916 Airdrie A 1-2 Thom 2,000
23 September 1916 Motherwell H 3-1 Lister(2);Thom 3,000
30 September 1916 Falkirk A 3-2 Lister(2);Garry 4,000
7 October 1916 Morton H 1-4 Lister 4,000
14 October 1916 Raith Rovers A 3-0 Lister(2);Thom 1,500
21 October 1916 Partick Thistle A 0-6 8,000
28 October 1916 Aberdeen H 1-1 Garry 2,000
4 November 1916 Ayr United A 1-3 Ritchie,W 2,000
11 November 1916 Dundee H 4-3 Lister(2);Ritchie,W(2) 3,000
18 November 1916 Hamilton A 1-3 Raeside 2,000
25 November 1916 Kilmarnock H 1-1 Thom 3,000
2 December 1916 Hearts A 1-0 Ritchie,W 4,000
9 December 1916 Third Lanark H 2-3 Semple;Lister 2,000
16 December 1916 Partick Thistle H 2-1 Lister;Thom 3,000
23 December 1916 Clyde A 2-2 Reid;McKim 2,000
30 December 1916 Queen's Park H 0-2 3,000
1 January 1917 Raith Rovers H 2-2 Lister;Thom 2,000
2 January 1917 Third Lanark A 1-1 Thom 3,000
6 January 1917 Clyde H 5-1 Cairney(4);McKim 3,000
20 January 1917 Celtic A 1-1 Cairney 5,000
27 January 1917 Hibernian A 1-3 Cairney 4,000
3 February 1917 Hearts H 4-1 Cairney(2);Ritchie,W;Thom 3,000
10 February 1917 Motherwell A 0-3
17 February 1917 Rangers H 0-3 5,000
24 February 1917 Ayr United H 3-1 Garry;Cairney;Thom 2,000
3 March 1917 Hamilton H 0-0 2,000
10 March 1917 Aberdeen A 4-2 Cairney(3);Reid 2,000
17 March 1917 Dundee A 1-4 Gunn 3,000
24 March 1917 Kilmarnock A 0-0 2,000
31 March 1917 Falkirk H 1-1 Cairney 2,000
7 April 1917 Celtic H 1-3 Ritchie,W 8,000
14 April 1917 Morton A 1-3 Stewart 5,000
21 April 1917 Airdrie H 1-1 McKim 4,000
28 April 1917 St Mirren A 0-0 4,000

Dumbartonshire Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
12 May 1917 SF Clydebank H 3-1 Thom;Ritchie;Stewart 5,000
19 May 1917 F Dumbarton Harp A 3-0 Reid;Stewart;Cairney 4,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish League
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Thomas Hamilton 10 0 10 0
GK Scotland John Miller 28 0 28 0
DF Scotland Felix Gunn 13 1 13 1
DF Scotland Bob McGrory 37 0 37 0
DF Scotland Archibald Ritchie 1 0 1 0
DF Scotland John Semple 34 1 34 1
MF Scotland George Baird 14 0 14 0
MF Scotland Fraser 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Thomas Raeside 34 1 34 1
FW Scotland Hugh Cairney 24 13 24 13
FW Scotland Robert Catterson 5 1 5 1
FW Scotland Ted Garry 21 3 21 3
FW Scotland James Lister 23 13 23 13
FW Scotland John McKim 36 3 36 3
FW Scotland Robert Reid 21 2 21 2
FW Scotland William Ritchie 36 6 36 6
FW Scotland James Stewart 7 1 7 1
FW Scotland Joseph Tait 3 0 3 0
FW Scotland Alexander Thom 36 10 36 10
FW Scotland Pat Travers 34 1 34 1

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* The league match against Rangers on 3 September marked Alexander Thom's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 11th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The league match against Aberdeen on 10 March marked Bob McGrory's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 12th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* This was the third season of war-time football, where the playing of all other national competitions, including the Scottish Cup, were suspended.

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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