1945–46 Dumbarton F.C. season

The 1945–46 season was the seventh (and last) Scottish football season in which Dumbarton competed in specially arranged wartime football.

Dumbarton
1945–1946 season
ManagerJackie Milne
StadiumBoghead Park, Dumbarton
Division B8th
B Division Supplementary CupRunner Up
League Cup SouthPrelims
Top goalscorerLeague: Jim McGowan (13)
All: Jim McGowan (21)

Scottish Football LeagueEdit

In what was the last Scottish football season to be played under wartime conditions, the League competition was split into two divisions, with Dumbarton playing in Division B. Dumbarton finished 8th out of 16 with 26 points - 18 behind champions Dundee. No promotion or relegation resulted from the competition.

11 August 1945 Division B St Johnstone 3–3[1] Dumbarton Muirton Park
Souttar   10'
McIntosh   15'75'
McGowan   6'
McMillan   44'
Timmins   60'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: J M Martin
18 August 1945 Division B Dumbarton 4–0[2] Albion Rovers Boghead Park
McMillan   43'
Murphy   47'
McGowan   66'67'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J Brownlie
25 August 1945 Division B Dundee 5–2[3] Dumbarton Dens Park
Ochterlonie   8'
Moir   11'
Bowman   18'
Anderson   47'63'
Timmins   21' (pen)
McGowan   27'
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: D Gerrard
1 September 1945 Division B Dumbarton 6–3[4] Raith Rovers Boghead Park
Marshall   4'87'
McGowan   36'63'
Mcdonald   71'78'
Wood   35'
Stewart   40'75'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: E Shirley
8 September 1945 Division B Ayr United 4–1[5] Dumbarton Somerset Park
Harper   39'
Malcolm   67'
Leitch   73'
Smith   84' (pen)
Mcdonald   33' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J Nichol
15 September 1945 Division B Dumbarton 1–1[6] Stenhousemuir Boghead Park
Mcdonald   87' Ormand   59' Attendance: 2,000
Referee: W M Crawford
22 September 1945 Division B Dumbarton 2–0[7] Arbroath Boghead Park
McAloney   11'
McGowan   14'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: F Scott
29 September 1945 Division B Alloa Athletic 2–1[8] Dumbarton Recreation Park, Alloa
Stephenson   37'
McKay   48'
McGowan   32' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J Brownlie
6 October 1945 Division B Dumbarton 2–1[9] Dunfermline Athletic Boghead Park
McGowan   75'
McNamara   80'
Ellis   14' Attendance: 2,500
Referee: J Pollock
13 October 1945 Division B Dumbarton 3–0[10] East Fife Boghead Park
McDonald   13'
Bootland   60'
Jess   73'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: R Maxwell
20 October 1945 Division B Cowdenbeath 1–5[11] Dumbarton Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Ferguson   55' McNamara   1'
McDonald   30' 
Bootland   33'
McMillan   34'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: G Mitchell
27 October 1945 Division B Dumbarton 1–2[12] Airdrie Boghead Park
McNamara   8' Alexander   1'59' Attendance: 4,000
Referee: W G Livingstone
3 November 1945 Division B Dumbarton 2–1[13] Dundee United Boghead Park
Campbell  
McGowan  
Newman  
10 November 1945 Division B Albion Rovers 3–0[14] Dumbarton Cliftonhill
Findlay   35'86'
Loudon  46'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: W Bowman
17 November 1945 Division B Dumbarton 3–5[15] St Johnstone Boghead Park
Bootland   5'
Marshall   36'50'
McIntosh   8'22'
Burns   12'
Boyd   24'
Soutar   85'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: J Jackson
24 November 1945 Division B Dumbarton 0–1[16] Dundee Boghead Park
Gallacher   15' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: J Cameron
1 December 1945 Division B Raith Rovers 1–4[17] Dumbarton Starks Park
Woon   79' McMillan   43'61'70'
Timmins  75'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: W T Livingston
8 December 1945 Division B Arbroath 0–3[18] Dumbarton Gayfield Park
Neil   6'9'
McGowan   43'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: J M Martin
15 December 1945 Division B Stenhousemuir 2–2[19] Dumbarton Ochilview Park
Newman   78'
Clark   85'
Neil   2'
McMillan  10'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: J M Martin
22 December 1945 Division B Dumbarton 4–1[20] Alloa Athletic Boghead Park
Bartleman   5'
McGowan   18'
Trialist   50'
McMillan   72'
Gray   25' Attendance: 3,000
Referee: W M Crawford
29 December 1945 Division B Dunfermline Athletic 1–1[21] Dumbarton East End Park
Gilmour   41' Neil   83' Attendance: 3,000
1 January 1946 Division B Dumbarton 1–3[22] Ayr United Boghead Park
Bootland      
2 January 1946 Division B Dundee United 4–1[23] Dumbarton Tannadice Park
     McGowan   Attendance: 6,500
5 January 1946 Division B East Fife 6–2[24] Dumbarton Bayview Stadium
Smith   39'73'
Adamson   43'50'
Sneddon   61'
Adams   81'
Murphy   17'
Campbell   52'
Attendance: 3,000
12 January 1946 Division B Dumbarton 3–1[25] Cowdenbeath Boghead Park
Bartleman   39'
Neil   44'
Bootland   55'
Fraser   82' Attendance: 2,000
Referee: J Brownlie
19 January 1946 Division B Airdrie 3–2[26] Dumbarton Broomfield Park
Aitken   44'85'
McCulloch   87'
Neil   54'
Bartleman   57'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J Thompson

League Cup SouthEdit

The story in the League Cup South was a familiar one, with Dumbarton failing to qualify from their section games.

23 February 1946 Div B Grp B Dumbarton 0–1[27] Ayr United Boghead Park
Harper   56' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: W Davidson
2 March 1946 Div B Grp B Stenhousemuir 0–2[28] Dumbarton Ochilview Park
McDonald   20'
Bootland   59'
Attendance: 1,500
9 March 1946 Div B Grp B Dundee United 3–2[29] Dumbarton Tannadice Park
McKay   3'
Cabrelli   63'
Buchan   89'
McDonald   6'
McGowan   55'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: J Thompson
16 March 1946 Div B Grp B Ayr United 3–1[30] Dumbarton Somerset Park
Smith   33'
Morrison   58'81'
Bartleman   73' Attendance: 7,900
Referee: W Brown
23 March 1946 Div B Grp B Dumbarton 1–3[31] Stenhousemuir Boghead Park
McGowan   1' Donaldson   4'70'
Newall   80'
Attendance: 2,000
30 March 1946 Div B Grp B Dumbarton 1–2[32] Dundee United Boghead Park
McGowan   48' Pacione   18'30' Referee: R G Benzie

Supplementary CupEdit

The Summer Cup was replaced for B Division teams with a Supplementary Cup, and Dumbarton reached the final only to lose out to Airdrie.

26 January 1946 1st Rnd 1st Leg Stenhousemuir 1–6 Dumbarton Ochilview Park
Donald   7' McNamara   40'
McDonald  
McGowan   58'88'
Neil   70'
Bootland   87'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: R Calder
2 February 1946 1st Rnd 2nd Leg Dumbarton 2–2
(8–3 agg.)
Stenhousemuir Boghead Park
McGowan   17'
Neil   59'
Donaldson   19'
Arbuckle   61'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: W Webb
16 February 1946 Semi Final East Fife 0–1 Dumbarton Ochilview Park
Bootland   31' Attendance: 7,500
Referee: C Blues
17 April 1946 Final Airdrie 2–1 Dumbarton Ibrox Park
Peters  
 
Bootland  

Victory CupEdit

As in 1919, a special Victory Cup was played for, but for Dumbarton there was a first round exit, to Airdrie.

20 April 1946 1st Rnd 1st Leg Airdrie 4–0[33][34] Dumbarton Broomfield Park
Aitken   4'27'
Watson   37'
McCulloch   87'
Attendance: 7,400
Referee: W G Livingston
24 April 1946 1st Rnd 2nd Leg Dumbarton 1–1[35][36]
(1–5 agg.)
Airdrie Boghead Park
Bootland   Flavell   10'

Stirlingshire CupEdit

The Stirlingshire Cup competition was re-established for the first time since 1939, with Dumbarton falling at the semi final stage to A Division opponents, Falkirk. The competition was however never completed.

5 September 1945 1st Rnd 1st Leg Stirling Albion 3–2 Dumbarton Annfield Stadium
Gourlay   30'
Campbell   57'
Sanders   75'
Hepburn   21'
Murphy   70'
Attendance: 3,000
5 September 1945 1st Rnd 2nd Leg Dumbarton 4–0
(6–3 agg.)
Stirling Albion Boghead Park
McGowan   35' 
Smith   
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: W Davidson
11 May 1946 Semi Final Falkirk 2–1 Dumbarton Brockville Park
Brooks   23'48' Neilson   75' Referee: J Godfrey

Player statisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Southern Division Supplementary Cup League Cup Victory Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   Archibald Dingley[37] 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK   Joe Henderson 11 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 2 0
GK   Jim Hoey[38] 12 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
GK   Peter McArthur[39] 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK   Ian Ogilvie 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   James Brown[40] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
DF   Ralph Cowan[41] 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Alex Kay[42] 31 0 26 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
DF   Robert Wallace[43] 30 0 19 0 4 0 5 0 2 0
MF   George Campbell 37 2 25 2 4 0 6 0 2 0
MF   John Craig[44] 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Bobby Donaldson 35 0 23 0 4 0 6 0 2 0
MF   Jim Douglas[45] 25 0 16 0 2 0 5 0 2 0
MF   Gordon McFarlane[46] 19 0 12 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
MF   Bobby Ross[47] 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
MF   Jimmy Timmins[48] 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Robert Torrance[49] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
FW   David Bartleman[50] 17 4 11 3 1 0 4 1 1 0
FW   Charlie Bootland 27 10 17 5 4 3 4 1 2 1
FW   Alexander Filshie[51] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   John Getty[52] 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
FW   John Hepburn[53] 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Thomas Jess[54] 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Donald MacMillan[55] 14 7 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Ernest Marshall[56] 3 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Victor McAloney[57] 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Bernard McDonald[58] 24 10 13 7 4 1 5 2 2 0
FW   Jimmy McGowan 37 19 25 13 4 3 6 3 2 0
FW   Hugh McNamara[59] 8 4 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW   Robert Murphy[60] 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   William Neil[61] 20 9 9 7 3 2 6 0 2 0
FW   Jimmy Smith 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Trialists 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source:[62]

TransfersEdit

Source:[63]

In addition Andrew Bartleman, David Boyd, Tom Brawley, Andrew Cheyne, Frank Douglas, Stan Gullan, James Hoy, Jackie Milne, John Mulvaney, Vincemnt Pritchard and David Watson would all have played their last 1st team game for Dumbarton before the end of the season.

ReferencesEdit

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