1918–19 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
League: Herbert Yarnell (5)|
All: Herbert Yarnell (5)
|Highest home attendance||10,000|
|Lowest home attendance||2,000|
|Average home league attendance||3,600|
Season 1918–19 was the 42nd Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 20th time and the Victory Cup, following the end of the Great War.
Dumbarton finished 15th out of 18, in the League with 22 points, well behind champions Celtic. This was their worst performance in a number of years, perhaps not unsurprising given the large turnover in playing staff. Most concerning during the season was the inability to score goals, as in 17 of the 34 league matches, Dumbarton failed to 'find the net'.
To mark the end of the Great War, a Victory Cup was played for - but Dumbarton were beaten in the first round by St Mirren, after a 0-0 draw.
Locally, Dumbarton failed to qualify for the final of the Dumbartonshire Cup and lost out in the finals of both the Dumbartonshire Charity Cup and the Clydebank Charity Cup, to Dumbarton Harp and Clydebank respectively.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|17 August 1918||Clyde||A||1-4||Yarnell||6,000|
|24 August 1918||Motherwell||H||2-0||Murphy;Yarnell||3,000|
|31 August 1918||Morton||A||1-3||Yarnell||6,000|
|14 September 1918||Clydebank||A||1-3||Yarnell||8,000|
|21 September 1918||Hearts||H||1-2||Murphy||2,000|
|28 September 1918||Kilmarnock||A||0-0||3,000|
|5 October 1918||Queen's Park||H||0-0||2,000|
|12 October 1918||Rangers||A||0-3||12,000|
|19 October 1918||Airdrie||A||1-1||Carmichael||2,000|
|26 October 1918||Celtic||H||0-5||6,000|
|2 November 1918||Falkirk||H||1-2||Durnin||2,000|
|9 November 1918||Hamilton||H||1-2||McGregor||2,500|
|23 November 1918||Hibernian||H||4-0||Bell(2);Yarnell;Carmichael||1,500|
|7 December 1918||Ayr United||H||0-0||2,000|
|14 December 1918||Celtic||A||0-2||6,000|
|21 December 1918||Partick Thistle||H||1-1||Thom||2,000|
|28 December 1918||Ayr United||A||0-5||4,000|
|31 December 1918||Clydebank||H||1-1||Rowan||6,000|
|4 January 1919||Falkirk||A||1-5||McDiarmid||4,000|
|11 January 1919||St Mirren||H||0-0||6,000|
|18 January 1919||Morton||H||0-1||5,000|
|25 January 1919||Partick Thistle||A||3-1||McDiarmid(3)||15,000|
|1 February 1919||Rangers||H||0-2||10,000|
|8 February 1919||Hibernian||A||0-1||8,000|
|15 February 1919||Airdrie||H||0-0||4,000|
|22 February 1919||Clyde||H||1-0||Bates||3,000|
|8 March 1919||Kilmarnock||H||0-1||3,000|
|22 March 1919||St Mirren||A||0-2||7,000|
|29 March 1919||Hamilton||A||3-0||Ritchie,W;Bennett;Thom||4,000|
|5 April 1919||Third Lanark||H||4-3||Rowan(3);Bennett||3,000|
|12 April 1919||Third Lanark||A||4-2||Hendry(2);Ritchie,W;Thom||8,000|
|19 April 1919||Queen's Park||A||0-1||12,000|
|26 April 1919||Motherwell||A||0-3||6,000|
|3 May 1919||Hearts||A||0-2||10,500|
|1 March 1919||1||St Mirren||A||0-0||9,000|
|5 March 1919||1r||St Mirren||H||0-1||6,000|
|2 January 1919||P||Renton||H||2-1||Thom;Reid||1,000|
|15 March 1919||P||Dumbarton Harp||A||0-2||5,000|
|12 April 1919||P||Clydebank||A||0-1||5,000|
|30 April 1919||P||Vale of Leven||A||2-4||Riddell;Bennett||3,000|
Final league table
|3||Vale of Leven||4||1||1||2||7||8||–1||3|
Dumbartonshire Charity Cup
|17 May 1919||SF||Vale of Leven||H||1-0||Riddell||6,000|
|24 May 1919||F||Dumbarton Harp||A||0-2||5,000|
Clydebank Charity Cup
|31 May 1919||F||Clydebank||A||0-1||4,000|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Scottish League||Victory Cup|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
* The league match against Motherwell on 26 August marked William Ritchie's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 14th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The league match against Rangers on 1 February marked Bob McGrory's 200th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the first Dumbarton player to break the 'double century'.
* In March 1919, James Collins gave up the post of team manager to concentrate on his club secretary duties, to be replaced by George Livingstone.
* This was the fifth (and last) season of war-time football, where the playing of all national competitions, other than the Scottish League and the Victory Cup, were suspended.
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- Roger Henderson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Marshall (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Archibald McLachlan (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Patrick (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Hugh Burns (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Joseph Hendry (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James McGregor (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Wilson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Walter Bate (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Richard Bell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- David Finnie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John McDowell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John McEwan (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John McKim (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Mitchell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Neil (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Rowland Ogden (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- James Reid (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Herbert Yarnall (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive