1932-33 Dumbarton F.C. season

Dumbarton
1932–1933 season
StadiumBoghead Park, Dumbarton
Scottish League Division Two9th
Scottish CupSecond Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Willie Parlane (21)
All: Willie Parlane (22)

Season 1932–33 was the 56th Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed at national level, entering the Scottish Football League for the 34th time and the Scottish Cup for the 45th time.

Overview[]

Dumbarton 11th successive season in the Second Division saw an improvement in performances as they climbed back into the top half of the league by finishing 9th out of 18, with 34 points – 20 behind champions Hibernian. The improvement could have been greater as there is no doubt that the campaign was handicapped by Dumbarton's inability to register a single win away from Boghead.[1]

In the Scottish Cup, Dumbarton reached the second round before losing out to Albion Rovers.

Locally, Dumbarton retained the Dumbartonshire Cup, beating Vale Ocaba in the final.

Elsewhere a friendly match was played against local junior side, Dumbarton Harp United.

Results[]

Win
Draw
Loss

All results are written with Dumbarton's score first.

Scottish League[]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 August 1932 Leith Athletic A 1–3 Nugent 1,000
24 August 1932 Stenhousemuir H 2–0 Young(2) 2,000
27 August 1932 Edinburgh City H 6–2 Nugent(3);Collins;Parlane,J;Parlane,W 2,000
3 September 1932 King's Park A 3–3 Nugent(2);Kelso
10 September 1932 Albion Rovers H 3–0 Kelso;Parlane,J;Parlane,W 3,000
17 September 1932 Dundee United A 2–5 McGall(2) 1,500
24 September 1932 Arbroath H 2–1 Young;Parlane,W 2,000
29 September 1932 Queen of the South A 0–2 3,500
1 October 1932 East Fife A 1–1 Kennedy,D 1,500
8 October 1932 Brechin City H 2–0 McGall;Lang 2,500
15 October 1932 Dunfermline Athletic A 0–3 1,000
29 October 1932 St Bernard's A 0–4 1,000
5 November 1932 Stenhousemuir A 2–3 Parlane,W;Lang
12 November 1932 Queen of the South H 1–1 Parlane,W 3,000
19 November 1932 Forfar Athletic H 2–2 Liddell;Kennedy,D 2,500
26 November 1932 Alloa Athletic A 1–4 Parlane,W 3,000
3 December 1932 Hibernian H 3–2 Young(2);Heeps 3,000
10 December 1932 Montrose A 1–3 Parlane,W 700
24 December 1932 Arbroath A 1–3 Heeps
31 December 1932 Leith Athletic H 3–0 Parlane,J;Parlane,W;Lang 2,000
2 January 1933 Albion Rovers A 1–3 Parlane,W
3 January 1933 Dundee United H 2–0 McGall(2) 2,000
7 January 1933 Edinburgh City A 1–1 Nugent
14 January 1933 King's Park H 2–0 McMeekin;Parlane,W 2,000
11 February 1933 East Fife H 2–1 McMeekin;Parlane,W 2,000
18 February 1933 Raith Rovers H 3–2 Heeps;Parlane,W;Kennedy,D 1,500
4 March 1933 Dunfermline Athletic H 1–2 Heeps 1,200
18 March 1933 St Bernard's H 6–0 Parlane,W(3);Young(2);Kennedy,D
25 March 1933 Forfar Athletic A 3–8 Young;Heeps;Parlane,W
1 April 1933 Brechin City A 1–2 Parlane,W
8 April 1933 Alloa Athletic H 3–1 Ballantyne;Kennedy,M;Parlane,W 1,000
15 April 1933 Hibernian A 0–1
22 April 1933 Montrose H 6–2 Cameron(3);Parlane,W(2);Lang 1,500
29 April 1933 Raith Rovers A 2–2 Parlane,W;Kennedy,D

Scottish Cup[]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 January 1933 1 Beith H 3–1 McMeekin;Parlane,W;Young 3,000
4 February 1933 2 Albion Rovers H 1–2 OG 3,500

Dumbartonshire Cup[]

Date Rd Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
28 January 1933 F Vale Ocaba H 2–0 Ballantyne;McMeekin 1,000

Other Matches[]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance
13 August 1932 Bo'ness H 5–1 * Parlane,J(4);Collins 2,000
22 October 1932 Armadale H 3–1 * Walker;Young;McGall 1,500
26 April 1933 Dumbarton Harp United H 4–0 Murray;Kennedy;McGall;Miller

.* These matches were originally league fixtures but both Armadale and Bo'ness resigned during the season and their records up till that point were expunged.

Player statistics[]

Squad[2][]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland William Gilmour 11 0 9 0 2 0
GK Scotland Kennedy 2 0 2 0 0 0
GK Scotland William Simpson 23 0 23 0 0 0
DF Republic of Ireland Harry Chatton 31 0 29 0 2 0
DF Scotland Henderson 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Hendry 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jim Kelso 34 2 32 2 2 0
DF Scotland McDermid 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland McIvor 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex Parlane 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Charles Ballantyne 35 1 33 1 2 0
MF Scotland Gray 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Matthew Kennedy 3 1 3 1 0 0
MF Scotland James Liddell 28 1 26 1 2 0
MF Scotland Henry McAvoy 9 0 9 0 0 0
MF Scotland Joseph McMeekin 6 3 4 2 2 1
MF Scotland Sam McNee 5 0 5 0 0 0
MF Scotland William Murray 10 0 10 0 0 0
MF Scotland John Nugent 8 7 8 7 0 0
MF Scotland Johnny Parlane 22 3 20 3 2 0
MF Scotland Robert Taylor 12 0 10 0 2 0
FW Scotland Arthur 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Ronald Cameron 1 3 1 3 0 0
FW Scotland David Collins 5 1 5 1 0 0
FW Scotland Andrew Heeps 15 5 15 5 0 0
FW Scotland David Kennedy 27 5 26 5 1 0
FW Scotland John Lang 24 4 23 4 1 0
FW Scotland William McGall 9 5 9 5 0 0
FW Scotland Willie Parlane 34 22 32 21 2 1
FW Scotland Archibald Turner 10 0 10 0 0 0
FW Scotland Walker 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Andrew Young 21 9 19 8 2 1

International Caps[]

Johnny Parlane earned his first cap playing for Scotland Amateurs against Ireland on 28 January 1933.

Transfers[]

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

Factfile[]

* The league match against Stenhousemuir on 5 November marked Willie Parlane's 100th appearance for Dumbarton in all national competitions - the 31st Dumbarton player to reach this milestone.
* During the season both Armadale and Bo'ness resigned from the league and their records expunged - see Other Matches above.
* For only the third time in their history, Dumbarton failed to record an away league win - the last time being the 1896-97 season.

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ Smailes, Gordon (1995). The Breedon Book of Scottish Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-020-X.
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.

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