1958–59 Dumbarton F.C. season
|Stadium||Boghead Park, Dumbarton|
|Scottish League Division 2||4th|
|Scottish Cup||Second Round|
|Scottish League Cup||Prelims|
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.
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.
All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.
|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|
|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
|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|
|8 December 1958||1||Alloa Athletic||A||4-0||Donnachie;Combe;Brown,L;Gallacher|
|10 March 1959||SF||Stenhousemuir||A||1-2||unknown|
|6 October 1958||Raith Rovers||H||1-1||Whalen||3,000|
|20 October 1958||Accrington Stanley||H||1-1||Stewart||5,000|
|3 November 1958||Accrington 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)|
|No.||Pos||Nat||Player||Total||Second Division||Scottish Cup||League Cup|
Amongst those players joining and leaving the club were the following:
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.
* 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.
- McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
- Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
- Jim Gray (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Jack McDade (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Robert Paterson (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- George Cunningham (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Frank McBriar (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Jim McCormack (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Bobby McInnes (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- John Smith (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Ian Beveridge (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Tommy Brown (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Alex Donnachie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- McDonald (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Jimmy Smillie (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Willie Symington (Dumbarton Football Club Historical Archive)
- Scottish Football Historical Archive