1919–20 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1919–1920 season
Manager George Livingstone
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division One 11th
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Duncan Walker (20)
All: Duncan Walker (20)
Highest home attendance 12,000
Lowest home attendance 2,000
Average home league attendance 4,025

Season 1919–20 was the 43rd Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 21st time and the Scottish Cup for the 32nd time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton's seventh consecutive season in the 'top flight' saw an improvement in the previous season with an 11th-place finish out of 22, with 39 points, 32 behind champions Rangers. Included amongst the creditable results were home draws in the league against both Celtic and Rangers.[1]

With the resumption of the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton were perhaps unfortunate to come up against Rangers in the first round, however they gave a good account of themselves, and lost a very close encounter by the only goal, after a 0-0 draw.

Locally, Dumbarton failed to progress from the sectional stage of the Dumbartonshire Cup but won the Dumbartonshire Charity Cup by defeating Vale of Leven 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
16 August 1919 Ayr United H 1-1 Martin 3,000
18 August 1919 Celtic A 1-3 Rowan 6,000
23 August 1919 Queen's Park A 1-2 Thom 6,000
30 August 1919 Clydebank H 1-0 Duffus,J 8,000
1 September 1919 Kilmarnock H 2-2 McDiarmid(2) 2,000
6 September 1919 Third Lanark H 0-0 4,000
10 September 1919 Airdrie H 1-1 Gordon 3,000
13 September 1919 Kilmarnock A 1-3 Gordon 5,000
20 September 1919 Rangers A 0-4 10,000
27 September 1919 Hamilton H 4-1 McDiarmid(2);Black;Thom 3,500
4 October 1919 Hibernian A 3-3 Bennett(2);McDiarmid 9,000
11 October 1919 Dundee H 0-3 4,000
18 October 1919 Morton A 0-4 8,000
25 October 1919 Raith Rovers H 1-1 McDiarmid 4,000
1 November 1919 Clyde A 2-1 Duncan;Bennett 3,000
8 November 1919 Motherwell A 1-1 Walker 8,000
22 November 1919 Airdrie A 1-1 McDiarmid 5,000
29 November 1919 Hearts H 2-0 Walker;Thom 3,000
6 December 1919 Albion Rovers H 2-1 Walker(2) 4,000
13 December 1919 St Mirren A 5-1 Walker(4);Thom 5,000
20 December 1919 Celtic H 0-0 12,000
27 December 1919 Falkirk A 2-3 Walker(2) 6,000
31 December 1919 Clydebank A 1-1 Walker 10,000
1 January 1920 Ayr United A 1-2 Walker 7,000
10 January 1920 Aberdeen H 4-0 Walker(3);McDiarmid 3,000
17 January 1920 Third Lanark A 0-1 5,000
31 January 1920 Motherwell H 2-3 Bennett(2) 3,000
7 February 1920 Albion Rovers A 2-1 Bennett;McDiarmid 6,000
14 February 1920 Hibernian H 2-0 McDiarmid(2) 3,000
21 February 1920 Clyde H 1-0 Duncan 3,000
28 February 1920 Queen's Park H 1-5 McDiarmid 5,000
6 March 1920 Raith Rovers A 0-2 McDiarmid 8,000
13 March 1920 St Mirren H 1-3 McDiarmid 3,000
20 March 1920 Dundee A 1-3 Walker 10,000
27 March 1920 Hamilton A 3-1 Scott;McDiarmid;Duffus,J 4,000
3 April 1920 Falkirk H 0-0 3,000
10 April 1920 Partick Thistle A 0-1 6,000
12 April 1920 Morton H 0-1 2,000
17 April 1920 Hearts A 2-1 McDiarmid;Walker 14,000
24 April 1920 Aberdeen A 4-3 McDiarmid(2);Walker;Gordon 12,000
28 April 1920 Rangers H 0-0 6,000
1 May 1920 Partick Thistle H 1-1 Walker 3,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
24 January 1920 1 Rangers A 0-0 28,000
27 January 1920 1r Rangers A 0-1 28,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
7 April 1920 P Dumbarton Harp H 3-0 unknown
14 April 1920 P Renton A 2-3 Duffus;Duncan 3,000
21 April 1920 P Vale of Leven A 1-2 McDiarmid
3 May 1920 P Clydebank A 2-3 McDiarmid;Duffus

Final league table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Renton 4 3 1 0 10 5 5 7
2 Clydebank 4 3 0 1 10 5 5 6
3 Vale of Leven 4 2 1 1 7 6 1 5
4 Dumbarton 4 1 0 3 8 8 0 2
5 Dumbarton Harp 4 0 0 4 1 12 –11 0

Dumbartonshire Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
12 May 1920 1 Dumbarton Harp H 3-0 Gordon(2);Duffus
15 May 1920 SF Renton A 3-1 McDiarmid;Horsburgh;Thom 3,000
22 May 1920 F Vale of Leven H 3-0 Horsburgh;Thom(2) 3,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Hagen 2 0 2 0 0 0
GK Scotland John Miller 42 0 40 0 2 0
DF Scotland Alex Marshall 6 0 6 0 0 0
DF Scotland Bob McGrory 40 0 38 0 2 0
DF Scotland Finlay Speedie 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF England Joseph Till 41 0 39 0 2 0
MF Scotland Robert Duffus 36 2 34 2 2 0
MF Scotland James Martin 15 1 15 1 0 0
MF Scotland James McDonald 5 0 5 0 0 0
MF Republic of Ireland Patrick O'Connell 33 0 31 0 2 0
MF Scotland Thomas Raeside 11 0 11 0 0 0
MF Scotland James Scott 31 1 29 1 2 0
FW Scotland Alex Bennett 39 6 37 6 2 0
FW Scotland John Black 15 1 15 1 0 0
FW Scotland John Clark 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Duffus 6 0 5 0 1 0
FW Scotland Scott Duncan 29 2 27 2 2 0
FW Scotland Charles Gordon 24 3 24 3 0 0
FW Scotland Bob McDermid 43 17 41 17 2 0
FW Scotland John Robertson 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland John Rowan 5 1 5 1 0 0
FW Scotland Alexander Thom 30 4 28 4 2 0
FW Scotland Duncan Walker 26 19 26 19 0 0
FW Scotland Joseph Willis 2 0 2 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* Alexander Thom would set 2 records during the season. First, the league match against Queens Park on 23 August marked Alexander Thom's 200th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the second Dumbarton player to break the 'double century'. Second, the league match against Partick Thistle on 1 May would be Thom's final game for the club - during his seven seasons with the club he set a new record of 225 appearances in all national competitive matches.

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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