1961–62 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1961–1962 season
Manager Bobby Campbell
Stadium Boghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division 2 17th
Scottish Cup Second Round
Scottish League Cup Prelims
Top goalscorer League: Charlie Stewart (9)
All: Charlie Stewart (12)

Season 1961–62 was the 78th football season in which Dumbarton competed at a Scottish national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 56th time, the Scottish Cup for the 67th time and the Scottish League Cup for the 15th time.

Overview[edit]

Following six seasons of top half finishes in the league, season 1961-62 was to prove disastrous, with Dumbarton slumping to finish in 17th place with 28 points, 26 behind champions Clyde.

In the Scottish Cup, results were no better, with Dumbarton losing in the second round to Highland League opponents Ross County, having received a first round bye.

The League Cup sectional ties were equally as bad, with only one win from six games.

Locally Dumbarton lost out to East Stirling 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
23 August 1961 Stenhousemuir H 2-3 Stewart(2)
6 September 1961 Stranraer H 3-0 Ward(2);MacKenzie
9 September 1961 Berwick Rangers A 1-2 Ward 2,012
13 September 1961 Stranraer A 2-2 Neeson;Murney
16 September 1961 East Stirling H 4-1 Stewart(3);Ward
20 September 1961 Clyde A 2-2 Neeson;Murney
27 September 1961 Clyde H 1-3 Neeson
30 September 1961 Brechin City H 2-5 Jardine;MacKenzie
7 October 1961 Ayr United A 0-3 3,500
14 October 1961 Arbroath H 2-2 McEwan;Stewart 1,500
21 October 1961 Forfar Athletic H 2-2 MacKenzie(2) 1,500
28 October 1961 Morton A 3-2 Stewart;McEwan;Neeson 6,500
4 November 1961 Queen of the South A 1-4 Stewart 4,000
11 November 1961 Cowdenbeath H 1-0 Black,A
18 November 1961 East Fife A 0-3
25 November 1961 Hamilton A 1-3 Gallacher
2 December 1961 Montrose H 0-2 1,000
16 December 1961 Albion Rovers A 1-2 McMillan 400
23 December 1961 Queens Park A 0-3 1,200
6 January 1962 Stenhousemuir A 1-2 Lochhead 1,500
20 January 1962 Brechin City A 2-0 Lochhead;McMillan
3 February 1962 Ayr United H 1-3 McMillan 800
10 February 1962 Arbroath A 0-1 1,800
17 February 1962 Forfar Athletic A 4-4 Neeson;McMillan;Stewart;McCorquodale 1,000
24 February 1962 Morton H 2-2 McMillan;McCorquodale 2,500
3 March 1962 Queen of the South H 0-2 2,000
10 March 1962 Cowdenbeath A 1-0 Govan
17 March 1962 East Fife H 3-0 McCorquodale(2);Govan 2,000
24 March 1962 Hamilton H 2-0 Webb;McMillan 1,500
31 March 1962 Montrose A 0-4
7 April 1962 Albion Rovers H 2-1 Neeson;Webb
9 April 1962 East Stirling A 0-1
13 April 1962 Berwick Rangers H 0-0
20 April 1962 Queens Park H 0-0
25 April 1962 Alloa Athletic H 2-2 Miller(2)
28 April 1962 Alloa Athletic A 1-1 Miller

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
27 January 1962 2 Ross County H 2-3 Lochhead;Stewart 3,326

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
12 August 1961 P Ayr United A 1-3 McEwan 4,500
16 August 1961 P Falkirk H 0-1
19 August 1961 P Cowdenbeath A 3-4 McEwan(3) 2,000
26 August 1961 P Ayr United H 1-2 Stewart 3,000
30 August 1961 P Falkirk A 0-3
2 September 1961 P Cowdenbeath A 2-1 Murney;Stewart

Stirlingshire Cup[edit]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 March 1961 SF East Stirling A 2-4 McMillan;Webb

Other Matches[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 January 1962 Scottish Amateur XI H 3-0 Rooney;Stewart;Neeson

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 Willie Burgess 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Maurice Crawford 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Jim Cumming 9 0 6 0 0 0 3 0
GK Scotland Bill Eadie 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Jim Gowans 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
GK Scotland Ian McDonald 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Doug Robertson 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland Chris Alexander 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alan Black 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
DF Scotland Tommy Govan 34 2 28 2 0 0 6 0
DF Scotland Andy Jardine 32 1 28 1 0 0 4 0
DF Scotland Charlie McCorquodale 30 4 29 4 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Gordon Black 26 1 19 1 1 0 6 0
MF Scotland George Cameron 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Freddie Glidden 40 0 33 0 1 0 6 0
MF Scotland Jim Kelly 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Jim Kilgannon 31 0 25 0 1 0 5 0
MF Scotland James Morrison 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Hugh Murney 23 3 20 2 0 0 3 1
MF Scotland Bobby Pinkerton 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
MF Scotland Gordon Tosh 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Bain 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland Billy Collings 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Gallacher 8 1 6 1 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland Pat Henderson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Ian Lochhead 5 3 4 2 1 1 0 0
FW Scotland Ian McEwan 12 6 9 2 0 0 3 4
FW Scotland John McGuire 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Bobby McIntyre 17 0 16 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Billy McIvor 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
FW Scotland Johnny MacKenzie 21 4 16 4 0 0 5 0
FW Scotland Tommy McMillan 13 6 12 6 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Eddie Meechan 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Merrylees 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Miller 12 3 12 3 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Alec Morrison 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jackie Neeson 18 6 17 6 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Benny Rooney 7 0 6 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Calum Samuel 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Les Sneddon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Charlie Stewart 29 12 22 9 1 1 6 2
FW Scotland Jim Vernon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Ward 12 4 10 4 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland Jackie Webb 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Trialists 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0

International Caps[edit]

Jackie Neeson earned his first and second caps playing for Scotland Amateurs against Wales on 3 March and England on 16 March respectively.[2]

Transfers[edit]

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

Reserve Team[edit]

Dumbarton played a team in the Combined Reserve League, but results were poor - finishing 7th and last in the first series with 1 win and 1 draw from 12 matches - and 5th in the second series with 3 wins and 3 draws from 12. In the Scottish Second XI Cup, Dumbarton lost in the first round to Celtic.

Factfile[edit]

* The League match against Stenhousemuir on 23 August marked Charlie Stewart's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 49th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone..
* The League match against Clyde on 27 September marked Tommy Govan's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 50th Dumbarton player to reach this milestone..
* The League match against Morton on 28 October marked Freddie Glidden's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 51st Dumbarton player to reach this milestone..
* In what was to be his final match for Dumbarton, Hugh Gallacher's appearance in the League match against Hamilton on 25 November was his 231st competitive match for the club - overtaking Tom Donegan's record set in the 1953-1954 season.
* The decision to appoint the club's first full time manager was not to be the success hoped for and Bobby Campbell resigned at the end of the season, to be replaced by Jackie Fearn, on a part-time basis.
* The poor results during the season were not helped by a huge turnover in playing staff. The number of players turning out for Dumbarton beat the previous record set in the 1918-19 season.

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. ^ McColl, Brian; Gorman, Douglas; Campbell, George. "FORGOTTEN GLORIES – British Amateur Internationals 1901–1974" (PDF). p. 214. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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