1879–80 Dumbarton F.C. season

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Dumbarton
1879–80 season
StadiumBoghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish CupSemi Final

The 1879–80 season was the seventh Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at a national level.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Dumbarton began by beating the previous season's champions, Vale of Leven, in the first round. Thereafter Dumbarton enjoyed some big wins, including an 11–0 thrashing of Clyde, to reach the semi final, only to lose out to eventual winners, Queen's Park, Scotland's top side at the time.[1]

Glasgow Charity Cup[edit]

Dumbarton were one of the four invitees to take part in the Glasgow Charity Cup but lost out to Rangers in the semi final.

Friendlies[edit]

Dumbarton's fixture list continued to grow and expand across the country, with home and away fixtures being played against local rivals Vale of Leven, Rangers (Glasgow), Hearts and Hibs (Edinburgh) and Ayrshire Cup holders, Kilmarnock Athletic. In all, 15 'friendly' matches were played during the season, of these 7 were won, 2 drawn and 6 lost, scoring 46 and conceding 27.

Player statistics[edit]

Only includes appearances and goals in competitive Scottish Cup matches.

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland John Kennedy[17] GK 7 0
Scotland Jock Hutcheson DF 7 0
Scotland Archie Lang DF 7 0
Scotland J Anderson[18] MF 7 0
Scotland Peter Miller MF 7 0
Scotland Robert Brown FW 7 0
Scotland J Carruthers[19] FW 7 0
Scotland David Hartley[20] FW 7 0
Scotland Alex Lawrence[21] FW 7 1
Scotland Joe Lindsay FW 7 1
Scotland William McKinnon FW 7 0

Source:[22]

International Cap[edit]

International trial matches were played on 28 February and 20 March 1880 to consider selection of teams to represent Scotland in the upcoming games against England and Wales. J Anderson, Archie Lang, Alex Lawrence and Joe Lindsay all took part.

As a result, Dumbarton's first international caps were awarded when Archie Lang[23] and Joe Lindsay[24] were selected to play for Scotland against Wales on 27 March 1880. The match resulted in a 5-1 win for Scotland with Lindsay scoring one of the goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X.
  2. ^ "Dumbarton 4 - 3 Vale of Leven, Scottish Cup (06/09/1879)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Dumbarton 4 - 3 Vale of Leven, Saturday, September 20th, 1879". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Dumbarton 7 - 0 Helensburgh, Scottish Cup (11/10/1879)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Dumbarton 7 - 0 Helensburgh, Saturday, October 11th, 1879". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Dumbarton 5 - 0 Renton, Scottish Cup (01/11/1879)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Dumbarton 5 - 0 Renton, Saturday, November 1st, 1879". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Dumbarton 11 - 0 Clyde, Scottish Cup (22/11/1879)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Dumbarton 11 - 0 Clyde, Saturday, November 22nd, 1879". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Dumbarton 6 - 2 Kilbirnie, Scottish Cup (20/12/1879)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Dumbarton 6 - 2 Kilbirnie, Saturday, December 20th, 1879". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Dumbarton 6 - 2 Hibernian, Scottish Cup (03/01/1880)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Dumbarton 6 - 2 Hibernian, Saturday, January 3rd, 1880". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Queen's Park 1 - 0 Dumbarton, Scottish Cup (17/01/1880)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Queen's Park 1 - 0 Dumbarton, Saturday, January 17th, 1880". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Dumbarton 1 - 3 Rangers, Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup (10/04/1880)". Fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  17. ^ "John Kennedy - Player Statistics". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Anderson - Player Statistics". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  19. ^ "J Carruthers - Player Statistics". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  20. ^ "David Hartley - Player Statistics". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Alex Lawrence - Player Statistics". The Sons Archive. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  22. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  23. ^ "Archibald Lang". Scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Joseph Lindsay". Scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 9 June 2019.