March 31, 1883
Match: Scottish FA Cup, Final, at Hampden Park.
Dumbarton – Vale of Leven 2-2 (2-1).
Referee: Mr. Thomas Lowrie.
Dumbarton (2-3-5): James McAulay, Jock Hutcheson, Michael Paton, Peter Miller, Willie Lang, Leitch Keir, Robert P. Brown, Robert S. Brown, James Miller, Joe Lindsay, George McArthur.
Vale of Leven (2-2-6): A. McLintock, Andrew McIntyre, J. Forbes, John Campbell McPherson, D. McCleish, M. Gillier, Robert McCrae, D. Friel, W.B. Johnston, A. Kennedy, J. McFarlane.
The goals: 1-0 Paton (30 min.), 1-1 Johnston, 2-1 McArthur (45 min.), 2-2 McCrae (75 min.).