1948–49 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1948–1949 season
Manager William Guthrie
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League B Division 15th
Scottish Cup Third Round
Scottish League Cup Prelims
B Division Supplementary Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Hugh Goldie (12)
All: Hugh Goldie (17)

Season 1948–49 was the 65th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 43rd time, the Scottish Cup for the 54th time, the Scottish League Cup for the 3rd time and the Supplementary Cup for the 4th time.

Overview[edit]

By mid November, Dumbarton were challenging the leaders of the B Division, but a disastrous spell, which saw only one victory from 17 games, meant that hopes faded and Dumbarton eventually finished 15th out of 16 with 22 points - 20 behind champions Raith Rovers.

In the Scottish Cup, as in previous seasons where league performances were poor, Dumbarton brought some cheer to their fans before losing out in the third round to A Division opponents Hearts.

Progress from their League Cup section was again to prove too much of a challenge, finishing 4th and last, with just a draw being taken from their 6 games.

The Supplementary Cup was a similar story with a first round exit to Cowdenbeath.

In the Stirlingshire Cup, Dumbarton won a thrilling first round tie against A Division Falkirk but due to other teams' commitments the competition was never completed.

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Scottish Football League[edit]

Supplementary Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total B Division Scottish Cup League Cup Supplementary Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Jim Jamieson 8 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
GK Scotland George Paton 31 0 22 0 4 0 4 0 1 0
GK Scotland Ormond Tyrell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Trialist 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland George Ferguson 31 0 22 0 4 0 5 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jack McNee 37 0 26 0 4 0 6 0 1 0
MF Scotland Bobby Donaldson 32 0 25 0 4 0 2 0 1 0
MF Scotland John Fulton 9 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MF Scotland Ian Hepburn 26 1 20 0 4 1 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Matt Lynch 33 3 24 2 4 0 4 0 1 1
MF Scotland Gordon McFarlane 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MF Scotland Alex Menzies 13 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
FW Scotland Charlie Bootland 18 10 11 8 0 0 6 2 1 0
FW Scotland Jackie Cantwell 16 4 12 3 0 0 4 1 0 0
FW Scotland Johnny Crichton 7 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 0
FW Scotland Tom Donegan 40 2 29 2 4 0 6 0 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Goldie 38 17 28 12 4 3 5 2 1 0
FW Scotland Peter Grant 39 7 28 6 4 1 6 0 1 0
FW Scotland Archie McIndewar 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Neil McLean 14 4 10 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Chris McNee 11 1 8 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
FW Scotland Joe Speirs 7 5 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bob Stirling 23 11 19 9 4 2 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Willie Walmsley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:[2]

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton played only one competitive 'reserve' fixture by entering the Scottish Second XI Cup where they lost in the first round to Partick Thistle.

Factfile[edit]

* The league match against Arbroath on 29 January marked Tom Donegan's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 34th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The league match against Raith Rovers on 9 April marked Bobby Donaldson's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 35th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The number of goals conceded in all games during the season was 113, the 13th time the unwanted 'century' had been broken, and the second season in a row.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  2. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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