1927–28 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1927–1928 season
Manager Donald Colman
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two 11th
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Angus Urquhart (36)
All: Angus Urquhart (36)

Season 1927–28 was the 51st Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 29th time and the Scottish Cup for the 40th time.

Overview[edit]

Dumbarton's sixth consecutive season in the Second Division, while certainly an improvement on the previous season, was unremarkable in most respects. Never really threatened by relegation, there was also never a chance of promotion and finished 11th out of 20 with 36 points - 18 behind champions Ayr United.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton were knocked out in the first round by Hamilton.

Locally, Dumbarton were runners-up in the Dumbartonshire Cup for the fourth season running, losing out to Clydebank 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
13 August 1927 Arthurlie H 0-1 3,000
20 August 1927 Queen of the South A 2-6 Urquhart;Crawford
27 August 1927 St Bernard's H 3-3 Urquhart(2);Kirk 2,000
3 September 1927 Bathgate A 3-2 Urquhart(2);Crawford
10 September 1927 Morton H 5-0 Russell(2);Harvie;McLardie;Urquhart
17 September 1927 Albion Rovers A 3-2 McLardie(2);Russell 2,500
24 September 1927 King's Park H 4-5 Urquhart(3);Russell 3,000
1 October 1927 Alloa Athletic A 3-3 Kirk;Crawford;Russell
8 October 1927 Forfar Athletic H 2-0 Miller;Russell 2,000
15 October 1927 Clydebank A 2-1 Crawford(2) 3,000
22 October 1927 Third Lanark A 1-4 Crawford 3,000
29 October 1927 Leith Athletic H 2-2 Urquhart;McPhail 3,000
5 November 1927 East Fife H 1-3 Kirk 2,000
12 November 1927 East Stirling A 0-5
19 November 1927 Ayr United H 2-0 Urquhart(2) 1,500
26 November 1927 Dundee United A 1-3 Urquhart 7,000
3 December 1927 Armadale A 0-2
10 December 1927 Arbroath H 2-0 Urquhart;Crawford
17 December 1927 Stenhousemuir A 0-1
24 December 1927 Arthurlie A 1-0 Urquhart
31 December 1927 Bathgate H 2-1 Urquhart(2)
2 January 1928 Clydebank H 0-2 2,000
3 January 1928 Morton A 0-2
7 January 1928 St Bernard's A 0-2
14 January 1928 Albion Rovers H 0-1
28 January 1928 Forfar Athletic A 2-3 Urquhart(2)
4 February 1928 Leith Athletic A 1-2 Crawford 1,500
8 February 1928 Alloa Athletic H 2-1 Urquhart;Kirk
11 February 1928 King's Park A 0-4
25 February 1928 Third Lanark H 0-0 3,000
3 March 1928 Queen of the South H 1-0 Urquhart
10 March 1928 East Fife A 1-4 Urquhart
17 March 1928 East Stirling H 6-1 Urquhart(4);Miller;Crawford
24 March 1928 Ayr United A 1-0 Urquhart
31 March 1928 Dundee United H 3-0 Hamill(2);Urquhart 2,500
7 April 1928 Armadale H 6-2 Urquhart(5);Hamill
14 April 1928 Arbroath A 0-3
21 April 1928 Stenhousemuir H 4-1 Urquhart(3);Kirk

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
25 January 1928 1 Hamilton H 2-3 McLardie;Gillies 2,500

Dumbartonshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
18 February 1928 SF Vale of Leven A 7-2 Muir(2);Crawford(2);Harvie;Lamont;Murray
28 April 1928 F Clydebank A 0-0
30 April 1928 Fr Clydebank A 2-4 Crawford(2) 1,000

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[2][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Bradford 14 0 13 0 1 0
GK Scotland Duncan Yuill 24 0 24 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alfred Aitchison 14 0 14 0 0 0
DF Scotland Daniel Muir 35 0 34 0 1 0
DF Scotland Robert Shaw 27 0 26 0 1 0
MF Scotland John Harvie 32 1 31 1 1 0
MF Scotland James Laing 12 0 12 0 0 0
MF Scotland Thomas Lamont 7 0 7 0 0 0
MF Scotland Andrew Mair 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland James Miller 38 2 37 2 1 0
MF Scotland John Muir 4 0 4 0 0 0
MF Scotland Rock 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Watt 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Trialist 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland James Crawford 35 9 34 9 1 0
FW Scotland Archibald Gillies 30 1 29 0 1 1
FW Scotland Andrew Hamill 10 3 10 3 0 0
FW Scotland William Kirk 37 5 36 5 1 0
FW Scotland Archibald McLardie 27 4 26 3 1 1
FW Scotland Donald MacPhail 12 1 11 1 1 0
FW Scotland William Murray 7 0 7 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Pearson 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Russell 12 6 12 6 0 0
FW Scotland Angus Urquhart 36 36 35 36 1 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Factfile[edit]

* The league match against Dundee United on 26 November marked John Russell's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 23rd Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The league match against Ayr United on 24 March marked Archibald McLardie's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 24th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The highlight of the season was undoubtedly the record-breaking goal scoring of new signing Angus Urquhart, who scored 36 goals in 35 league appearances - one of which he played in goal!

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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