1918–19 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1918–1919 season
Manager James Collins
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League 15th
Top goalscorer 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.

Overview[edit]

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.[1] 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.

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 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

Victory Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 March 1919 1 St Mirren A 0-0 9,000
5 March 1919 1r St Mirren H 0-1 6,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dumbarton Harp 4 3 1 0 8 3 5 7
2 Clydebank 4 2 1 1 5 4 1 5
3 Vale of Leven 4 1 1 2 7 8 –1 3
4 Renton 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 3
5 Dumbarton 4 1 0 3 4 8 –4 2

Dumbartonshire Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
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[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
31 May 1919 F Clydebank A 0-1 4,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish League Victory Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Eadon 2 0 1 0 1 0
GK Scotland Hart 1 0 1 0 0 0
GK Scotland Roger Henderson 1 0 1 0 0 0
GK Scotland John Miller 32 0 31 0 1 0
DF Scotland Tommy Kelso 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland Duggie Livingstone 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex Marshall 10 0 10 0 0 0
DF Scotland Bob McGrory 36 0 34 0 2 0
DF Scotland Archibald McLachlan 12 0 12 0 0 0
DF Scotland Patrick 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Archibald Ritchie 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Hugh Burns 9 0 9 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Durnin 23 1 21 1 2 0
MF Scotland Joe Hendry 25 2 23 2 2 0
MF Scotland Val Lawrence 11 0 11 0 0 0
MF Scotland James McGregor 20 1 18 1 2 0
MF Scotland James McIntosh 5 0 5 0 0 0
MF Scotland James Riddell 13 0 11 0 2 0
MF Scotland William Wilson 7 0 7 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bobby Archibald 6 0 4 0 2 0
FW Scotland Walter Bate 2 1 1 1 1 0
FW Scotland Richard Bell 6 2 6 2 0 0
FW Scotland Alex Bennett 6 2 6 2 0 0
FW Scotland Robert Carmichael 6 2 6 2 0 0
FW Scotland James Cumming 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Dawson 7 0 6 0 1 0
FW Scotland Scott Duncan 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland David Finnie 7 0 7 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bob McDermid 18 4 16 4 2 0
FW Scotland John McDowell 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John McEwan 10 0 10 0 0 0
FW Scotland John McKim 7 0 7 0 0 0
FW Scotland William Mitchell 7 0 5 0 2 0
FW Scotland Hugh Murphy 8 2 8 2 0 0
FW Scotland James Neil 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Rowland Ogden 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jack Rattray 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Reid 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland William Ritchie 25 2 23 2 2 0
FW Scotland John Rowan 6 4 6 4 0 0
FW Scotland Alexander Thom 29 3 29 3 0 0
FW Scotland Duncan Walker 4 0 4 0 0 0
FW Scotland Herbert Yarnall 14 5 14 5 0 0
FW Scotland James Young 5 0 5 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* 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.

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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