1925–26 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1925–1926 season
Manager Donald Colman
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 11th
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League: McLardie (11)
All: Cameron/ McLardie (11)

Season 1925–26 was the 49th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 27th time and the Scottish Cup for the 38th time.

Overview[edit]

The fourth season in a row in the Second Division did not start well, and with only 3 wins recorded by December any hopes of promotion had long gone. In the end however Dumbarton finished 11th out of 20 with 38 points - 21 behind champions Dunfermline Athletic.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton reached the fourth round before losing out to Celtic.

Locally, Dumbarton were runners-up in the Dumbartonshire Cup, losing to Helesburgh in the final.

Elsewhere a benefit match was played against Clydebank.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
15 August 1925 Bo'ness H 3-0 Sharp;Travers;Russell 3,000
22 August 1925 King's Park A 1-1 Sharp 3,000
29 August 1925 Clyde H 1-1 McLardie 4,000
5 September 1925 Nithsdale Wanderers A 1-5 Travers
12 September 1925 Arthurlie H 0-0 3,000
19 September 1925 Arbroath A 0-6
26 September 1925 Ayr United H 1-1 McLardie 3,000
3 October 1925 St Bernard's A 2-2 McLardie;Russell 3,000
10 October 1925 Bathgate A 4-1 Swan;Broadley;McGrath;Russell 3,000
17 October 1925 East Fife A 1-6 McGrath 3,000
24 October 1925 East Stirling H 3-0 McGrath(2);McLardie 2,000
31 October 1925 Armadale A 2-6 McDonald,W;McGrath
7 November 1925 Third Lanark H 1-1 McLardie 3,000
14 November 1925 Broxburn United A 1-1 Russell 1,000
21 November 1925 Stenhousemuir H 1-1 McDonald,W 2,000
28 November 1925 Dunfermline Athletic A 0-1 3,000
5 December 1925 Albion Rovers H 0-1 2,000
12 December 1925 Alloa Athletic A 2-0 Swan;McLardie
19 December 1925 King's Park H 4-1 McLardie(2);Mair;McGrath
26 December 1925 Ayr United A 2-1 Harvie(2)
1 January 1926 Arbroath H 1-0 Russell 2,000
2 January 1926 Arthurlie A 2-1 McLardie;Cameron
4 January 1926 Nithsdale Wanderers H 2-2 McLardie;OG 3,000
9 January 1926 Third Lanark A 2-1 Swan;Harvie 5,000
16 January 1926 East Fife H 2-1 Cameron(2) 2,000
30 January 1926 Albion Rovers A 1-11 Swan 3,000
13 February 1926 Queen of the South A 3-1 Russell(2);Cameron
17 February 1926 Armadale H 2-0 Carlow;Harvey 1,000
24 February 1926 Broxburn United H 5-1 Cameron(4);McLardie
27 February 1926 Bo'ness A 0-1
10 March 1926 Dunfermline Athletic H 1-3 Murray
13 March 1926 East Stirling H 1-3 McGrath 3,000
20 March 1926 St Bernard's H 1-0 Russell
27 March 1926 Bathgate H 0-5
3 April 1926 Queen of the South H 1-1 Hosie
10 April 1926 Stenhousemuir A 0-4 1,000
17 April 1926 Clyde A 0-6 8,000
24 April 1926 Alloa Athletic H 0-0

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
23 January 1926 1 Buckie Thistle H 1-1 Harvey 1,200
26 January 1926 1r Buckie Thistle A 2-1 Swan(2) 2,500
6 February 1926 2 Forfar Athletic A 2-2 Swan;Russell 1,500
10 February 1926 2r Forfar Athletic H 4-1 Cameron;Swan;Harvie;Peters 2,000
20 February 1926 3 Clyde H 3-0 Cameron;Swan;Harvie 8,500
6 March 1926 4 Celtic A 1-6 Cameron 19,000

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
SF Vale of Leven A WO
28 April 1926 F Helensburgh A 1-3 Murray 1,500

Dumbartonshire Charity Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 May 1926 SF Helensburgh A 1-0 unknown
17 May 1926 F Clydebank A 1-4 unknown

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
26 August 1925 Clydebank A 1-8 Malloy

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Harry Britton 18 0 15 0 3 0
GK Scotland Albert Ferguson 23 0 20 0 3 0
GK Scotland Archibald McNish 3 0 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland John Anderson 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland William Gibson 40 0 34 0 6 0
DF Scotland Alex Hunter 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Joseph McDonald 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland William Murray 20 1 20 1 0 0
DF Scotland Adam Swanson 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland James Warden 30 0 29 0 1 0
MF Scotland David Broadley 36 1 31 1 5 0
MF Scotland Robert Hosie 19 1 18 1 1 0
MF Scotland Andrew Mair 33 1 27 1 6 0
MF Scotland Thomas McKinney 4 0 4 0 0 0
FW Scotland Ronald Cameron 18 11 13 8 5 3
FW Scotland Francis Carlow 4 1 3 1 1 0
FW Scotland Robert Dennett 35 0 29 0 6 0
FW Scotland John Harvie 28 7 22 4 6 3
FW Scotland William McDonald 18 2 18 2 0 0
FW Scotland John McGrath 23 7 21 7 2 0
FW Scotland Archibald McLardie 42 11 36 11 6 0
FW Scotland Martin Peters 1 1 0 0 1 1
FW Scotland John Russell 36 9 32 8 4 1
FW Scotland Robert Sharp 6 2 6 2 0 0
FW Scotland John Swan 33 9 28 4 5 5
FW Scotland Martin Travers 5 2 5 2 0 0
FW Scotland Trialist 2 0 2 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* There were a number of heavy defeats during the season, none more than the 1-11 trouncing from Albion Rovers on 30 January, which still remains as Dumbarton's heaviest league defeat.
* The Scottish Cup tie against Buckie Thistle on 27 January marked Willie Gibson's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 21st Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* During the season, 104 goals were conceded in all matches, the fourth time the unwanted 'century' had been broken.

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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