1958–59 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1958–1959 season
Manager Peter McGown
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 4th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Scottish League Cup Prelims
Top goalscorer League: Hugh Gallacher (23)
All: Hugh Gallacher (26)

Season 1958–59 was the 75th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 53rd time, the Scottish Cup for the 64th time and the Scottish League Cup for the 12th time.

Overview[edit]

This was to be another 'almost' season for Dumbarton in Division 2, but as in the previous campaign the final run-in was to be decisive with only one win taken from the last six games. It was to be 4th place again, with 45 points, 15 behind champions Ayr United.

In the Scottish Cup, after a good win over Highland League opposition, Division 1 opponents Kilmarnock were to prove to be too good for Dumbarton in the second round.

In the League Cup, qualification was there for the taking, with 3 wins and a draw from the first 5 games, but a final home defeat to Arbroath meant that Dumbarton would miss out again on progression.

Locally Dumbarton lost out to Stenhousemuir in the semi final of the Stirlingshire Cup.

Results[edit]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 August 1958 Alloa Athletic A 5-3 Smillie(3);Brown,L;Whalen 5,013
3 September 1958 Brechin City H 2-3 Gallacher;Stewart
6 September 1958 Queens Park H 1-0 McBriar
10 September 1958 East Stirling A 2-3 Gallacher;OG
13 September 1958 Montrose A 6-1 Smillie(3);Whalen(2);Stewart
16 September 1958 Brechin City A 1-2 Smillie
20 September 1958 Dundee United H 4-3 Combe(2);Brown,L;Smillie 4,000
27 September 1958 Berwick Rangers A 3-0 Whalen;Smillie;OG 1913
4 October 1958 Morton H 6-1 Smith(3);Stewart(3) 5,500
11 October 1958 St Johnstone A 1-1 Smith
18 October 1958 Cowdenbeath H 4-2 Smillie(4)
25 October 1958 Stranraer A 3-2 Cunningham;Beveridge;Smith
1 November 1958 Ayr United H 1-2 Stewart 7,000
8 November 1958 Arbroath A 4-5 Gallacher(4) 3,173
22 November 1958 Stenhousemuir A 0-2
29 November 1958 Albion Rovers A 2-1 Gallacher;Smith
6 December 1958 Forfar Athletic H 1-1 Gallacher
13 December 1958 East Fife A 6-2 Whalen(3);Donnachie(2);Gallacher 2,000
20 December 1958 Hamilton H 6-3 Gallacher(3);Donnachie(2);Combe 4,000
27 December 1958 Alloa Athletic H 1-1 Combe 3,000
1 January 1959 Queens Park A 4-2 Gallacher(2);McDonald;Combe
3 January 1959 Montrose H 3-1 McCormack;Gallacher;Combe 4,000
10 January 1959 Dundee United A 1-1 Whalen 3,000
24 January 1959 Morton A 1-1 Gallacher
7 February 1959 St Johnstone H 1-1 Govan
21 February 1959 Stranraer H 4-1 Cunningham;Brown,L;Whalen;Combe 1,200
28 February 1959 East Fife A 5-0 Gallacher(2);Craig;Stewart;Smith 2,000
7 March 1959 Arbroath H 2-0 Gallacher;Stewart 5,100
21 March 1959 Stenhousemuir H 5-1 Smith(3);Stewart(2)
28 March 1959 Albion Rovers H 2-0 Gallacher;Stewart 4,000
4 April 1959 Forfar Athletic A 1-3 Smith 1,600
18 April 1959 Hamilton A 1-4 Gray
20 April 1959 Cowdenbeath A 2-2 Stewart;OG
25 April 1959 East Stirling H 2-1 Gallacher(2) 2,500
27 April 1959 Ayr United A 1-3 Gallacher
29 April 1959 Berwick Rangers H 0-2

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
31 January 1959 1 Buckie Thistle H 4-0 Gallacher(2);Combe;Stewart 6,313
14 February 1959 2 Kilmarnock H 2-8 Whalen;Gallacher 10,804

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
9 August 1958 P Queens Park H 3-3 Brown,L;Beveridge;Stewart
13 August 1958 P Alloa Athletic A 3-1 Stewart(2);Combe
16 August 1958 P Arbroath A 3-6 Brown,L(2);Stewart
23 August 1958 P Queens Park A 3-0 Smillie(2);Brown,L 5,000
27 August 1958 P Alloa Athletic H 3-1 Brown,L(2);Smillie 4,400
30 August 1958 P Arbroath H 0-1 6,500

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
8 December 1958 1 Alloa Athletic A 4-0 Donnachie;Combe;Brown,L;Gallacher
10 March 1959 SF Stenhousemuir A 1-2 unknown

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 October 1958 Raith Rovers H 1-1 Whalen 3,000
20 October 1958 EnglandAccrington Stanley H 1-1 Stewart 5,000
3 November 1958 EnglandAccrington Stanley A 0-2
17 November 1958 Scottish Command XI (Army) H 1-0 Trialist
20 December 1958 Johnstone Burgh H 5-3 McInnes;Smillie(2);Symington;McCormack
7 April 1959 Morton H 4-1 Whalen(2);Gallacher(2)

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[1][edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland John Bonnar 30 0 25 0 2 0 3 0
GK Scotland Con Murray 14 0 11 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland Tommy Govan 37 1 32 1 2 0 3 0
DF Scotland Jim Gray 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Andy Jardine 44 0 36 0 2 0 6 0
DF Scotland Jack McDade 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Bobby Paterson 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Scotland Tommy Craig 44 1 36 1 2 0 6 0
MF Scotland George Cunningham 42 2 36 2 2 0 4 0
MF Scotland Peter Haggerty 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Scotland Frank McBriar 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland John McCall 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Jim McCormack 6 1 3 1 1 0 2 0
MF Scotland Bobby McInnes 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Smith 38 11 31 11 2 0 5 0
FW Scotland Ian Beveridge 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1
FW Scotland Jim Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Les Brown 43 9 35 3 2 0 6 6
FW Scotland Tommy Brown 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Stevie Chalmers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bobby Combe 31 9 24 7 2 1 5 1
FW Scotland Alex Donnachie 15 4 12 4 0 0 3 0
FW Scotland Hugh Gallacher 26 26 24 23 2 3 0 0
FW Scotland McDonald 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Smillie 14 16 11 13 0 0 3 3
FW Scotland Charlie Stewart 39 17 32 12 1 1 6 4
FW Scotland Willie Symington 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Tom Whalen 27 10 21 9 2 1 4 0
FW Scotland Trialist 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton played a 'reserve' team in the Combined Reserve League. The season was split into two 'series' - with Dumbarton finishing runners up to Morton in the First Series (with 4 wins and 2 draws from 8 games) and winning the Second (with 6 wins from 8 games).

In addition, Dumbarton entered the Scottish Second XI Cup but were knocked out in the first round by Rangers.

Factfile[edit]

* The League Cup match against Queen's Park on 23 August marked Tom Whalen's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 46th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The League match against Dundee United on 20 September marked Tommy Craig's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 47th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* The failure to secure promotion was to result in manager, Peter McGown's resignation - and he was to be replaced by Bobby Combe - who was appointed as the club's first full-time manager.
* Dumbarton scored 133 goals in all games during the season - the 11th time (and the fourth season in a row) that the 'century' had been broken.
* The 44 goals scored in away league matches was a new record.


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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