1925–26 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division Two||11th|
|Scottish Cup||Fourth Round|
League: McLardie (11)|
All: Cameron/ McLardie (11)
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.
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.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|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|
|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|
|SF||Vale of Leven||A||WO|
|28 April 1926||F||Helensburgh||A||1-3||Murray||1,500|
Dumbartonshire Charity Cup
|9 May 1926||SF||Helensburgh||A||1-0||unknown|
|17 May 1926||F||Clydebank||A||1-4||unknown|
|26 August 1925||Clydebank||A||1-8||Malloy|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||Scottish Cup|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
* 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.
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- McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
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- Harry Britton (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Albert Ferguson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Archibald McNish (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Anderson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Hunter (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Joseph McDonald (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William Murray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Adam Swanson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- David Broadley (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Hosie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Thomas McKinney (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Ronald Cameron (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Dennett (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- William McDonald (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John McGrath (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Martin Peters (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Russell (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Sharp (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Swan (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Martin Travers (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive