1942–43 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1942–43 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Walter Crickmer
War League North
Regional League
First Championship
4th
War League North
Regional League
Second Championship
6th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1942–43 season was Manchester United's fourth season in the non-competitive War League during the Second World War.[1][2][3]

Many of Manchester United's players went off to fight in the war, but for those who remained, the Football League organised a special War League.


War League North Regional League First Championship[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
29 August 1942 Everton A 2 – 2 Catterick, Pearson
5 September 1942 Everton H 2 – 1 Carey, Mitten
12 September 1942 Chester H 0 – 2
19 September 1942 Chester A 2 – 2 Catterick, Roughton
26 September 1942 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 4 Bryant, Catterick
3 October 1942 Blackburn Rovers H 5 – 2 J. Smith (3), Mitten, Morris
10 October 1942 Liverpool H 3 – 4 J. Smith (2), Mitten
17 October 1942 Liverpool A 1 – 2 Carey
24 October 1942 Stockport County A 4 – 1 Bellis (2), Carey, own goal
31 October 1942 Stockport County H 3 – 1 J. Smith (2), Bellis
11 November 1942 Manchester City H 2 – 1 Pearson, own goal
14 November 1942 Manchester City A 5 – 0 J. Smith (3), Bryant (2)
21 November 1942 Tranmere Rovers A 5 – 0 Morris (2), J. Smith (2), own goal
28 November 1942 Tranmere Rovers H 5 – 1 Pearson (2), J. Rowley (2), J. Smith
5 December 1942 Wrexham H 6 – 1 J. Smith (3), Bellis (2), Bryant
12 December 1942 Wrexham A 5 – 2 J. Smith (3), Bryant, Carey
19 December 1942 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 0 Carey, Mitten
25 December 1942 Bolton Wanderers H 4 – 0 Carey (2), Bryant, Roughton
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
3 Sheffield Wednesday 18 12 3 3 61 26 27
4 Manchester United 18 12 2 4 58 26 26
5 Huddersfield Town 18 10 6 2 52 32 26

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

War League North Regional League Second Championship[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
26 December 1942 Chester H 3 – 0 Bellis (2), Mitten
2 January 1943 Chester A 1 – 4 J. Smith
9 January 1943 Blackpool A 1 – 1 Pearson
16 January 1943 Blackpool H 5 – 3 Buchan (3), Bryant
23 January 1943 Everton H 1 – 4 J. Smith
30 January 1943 Everton A 5 – 0 J. Smith (3), Buchan, Pearson
6 February 1943 Manchester City A 0 – 0
13 February 1943 Manchester City H 1 – 1 J. Smith
20 February 1943 Crewe Alexandra H 7 – 0 J. Smith (3), Pearson (2), Bryant, Morris
27 February 1943 Crewe Alexandra A 3 – 2 Bryant (2), Broadis
6 March 1943 Manchester City H 0 – 1
13 March 1943 Manchester City A 0 – 2
20 March 1943 Bury H 4 – 1 J. Rowley (3), Broadis
27 March 1943 Bury H 5 – 3 Bellis, Hyde, McKay, J. Smith, own goal
3 April 1943 Crewe Alexandra H 4 – 1 J. Smith (2), McKay, Hyde
10 April 1943 Crewe Alexandra A 6 – 0 J. Smith (2), Black, Bryant, W. Griffiths, Pearson
17 April 1943 Oldham Athletic H 3 – 0 J. Smith, Bellis
24 April 1943 Oldham Athletic A 1 – 3 J. Smith
1 May 1943 Sheffield United H 2 – 0 Carey, J. Smith
8 May 1943 Liverpool A 3 – 1 Bellis, Pearson, J. Rowley
15 May 1943 Liverpool H 3 – 3 J. Rowley (2), Roughton
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
5 Sheffield Wednesday 20 9 8 3 43 26 26
6 Manchester United 19 11 3 5 52 26 25
7 York City 18 11 3 4 52 30 25

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United In War League 1942/43". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Jack (2005). Soccer at War: 1939 - 45. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7553-1431-X. 
  3. ^ "England 1942/43". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 31 December 2011.