1944–45 Dundee F.C. season

The 1944–45 season was the first time in five season in which Dundee fielded a team, having not played officially throughout the majority of World War II. Dundee would enter the North Eastern Football League, which was split into Autumn and Spring Series. Dundee would impress in their first official competition in years, winning the Autumn series, before coming 5th in the Spring series.[1] Dundee would also compete in the North Eastern League Cup in lieu of the suspended Scottish Cup, and made it to the final before being defeated by Aberdeen.[2]

Dundee
1944–45 season
North Eastern Football LeagueAutumn: 1st, Winners
Spring: 5th
N-E League CupFinalists
Top goalscorerLeague: Ronnie Turnbull (38)
All: Ronnie Turnbull (39)

Autumn seriesEdit

Statistics provided by Dee Archive.[2]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Dundee Scorer(s) Attendance
1 12 August Raith Rovers A 4–2 Turnbull (2), Roberts, Miller
2 19 August Aberdeen H 2–1 Turnbull, Cox 13,000
3 26 August Dundee United A 2–1 Turnbull (2) 15,500
4 2 September Rangers 'A' H 5–3 Anderson (3), Gray, Roberts
5 9 September Heart of Midlothian 'A' A 3–1 Anderson (2), Hill
6 16 September Arbroath A 4–1 Turnbull (3), Auld
7 23 September Falkirk H 1–2 Turnbull
8 30 September Heart of Midlothian 'A' H 6–0 Turnbull (3), Auld, McCall (2)
9 7 October East Fife A 0–1
10 14 October Arbroath H 6–2 Auld (2), Anderson (4)
11 21 October Raith Rovers H 4–6 Hill, Gray, Turnbull, Collins
12 28 October Aberdeen A 3–2 Anderson (3) 15,000
13 4 November Dundee United H 2–2 Ruse, Anderson 10,800
14 11 November Dunfermline Athletic A 4–3 McCall, Anderson, Blyth (o.g.), McKenzie
15 18 November Falkirk A 2–1 Anderson, Turnbull
16 25 November East Fife H 1–1 Turnbull
17 2 December Rangers 'A' A 1–0 Anderson
18 9 December Dunfermline Athletic H 3–1 Anderson (2), Hill

Autumn Series tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee (C) 18 13 2 3 56 30 +26 28
2 Aberdeen 18 13 1 4 65 21 +44 27
3 Raith Rovers 18 10 2 6 42 32 +10 22
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

Spring seriesEdit

Statistics provided by Dee Archive.[2]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Dundee Scorer(s) Attendance
1 1 January Aberdeen A 0–5 16,000
2 2 January Dundee United H 4–0 Auld, Turnbull (2), Anderson 10,600
3 6 January Falkirk 'A' H 5–1 Turnbull (3), McCall, Ancell
4 13 January Heart of Midlothian 'A' A 3–5 Ewen, Turnbull (2)
5 10 February East Fife A 4–1 Hill, Turnbull (2), Ewen
6 17 February Rangers 'A' A 5–2 Turnbull (2), Woodburn (o.g.), McCall, Ewen
7 24 February Heart of Midlothian 'A' H 5–1 Dunn (o.g.), McCall, Turnbull (2), Hill
8 3 March Dundee United A 4–0 Ruse, Turnbull, Hill, Gray 11,000
9 10 March Rangers 'A' H 2–3 Ewen, Ancell
10 17 March Falkirk 'A' A 2–1 Ventre, Ruse
11 24 March Raith Rovers A 1–2 Ewen
12 31 March Arbroath H 4–2 Turnbull (3), Auld
13 7 April Aberdeen H 1–4 Ewen 13,200
14 14 April Dunfermline Athletic A 0–2
15 21 April East Fife H 3–2 Turnbull (2), Smith
16 28 April Arbroath A 1–2 Turnbull
17 5 May Raith Rovers H 4–0 Smith, Turnbull (3)
18 12 May Dunfermline Athletic H 1–2 Anderson

Spring Series tableEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
4 Dunfermline Athletic 18 9 3 6 38 35 21
5 Dundee 18 10 0 8 49 36 20
6 Dundee United 18 7 2 9 31 54 16

North Eastern League CupEdit

Statistics provided by Dee Archive.[2]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Dundee Scorer(s) Attendance
Semi-finals, 1st leg 16 December Raith Rovers H 2–1 Moir, Anderson
Semi-finals, 2nd leg 23 December Raith Rovers A 2–0 Turnbull, Hill
Final 30 December Aberdeen H 0–5 16,000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match results". deearchive.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Results for Dundee for 1944-45". londonhearts.com. Retrieved 7 February 2021.[permanent dead link]

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