1942–43 in Scottish football

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1942–43 in Scottish football
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Southern League champions
Rangers
North-Eastern League (Autumn) champions
Aberdeen
North-Eastern League (Spring) champions
Aberdeen
Summer Cup winners
St Mirren
Southern League Cup winners
Rangers
North-Eastern League Cup (Autumn) winners
Aberdeen
North-Eastern League Cup (Spring) winners
Aberdeen
Junior Cup winners
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

The 1942–43 season was the 70th season of competitive football in Scotland and the fourth season of special wartime football during World War II.

Overview[edit]

Between 1939 and 1946 normal competitive football was suspended in Scotland. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, and fielded guest players instead. The Scottish Football League and Scottish Cup were suspended and in their place regional league competitions were set up. Appearances in these tournaments do not count in players' official records.

Honours[edit]

League competition was split into two regional leagues, the Southern League and the North-Eastern League.[1] No country-wide cup competition took place, the Glasgow Cup,[2] East of Scotland Shield and Renfrewshire Cup continued, and Southern[3] and North-Eastern[4] League Cups were competed for, the Southern League Cup would later form the basis of the League Cup.

Competition Winner
Southern League Rangers[5]
North-Eastern League (Autumn) Aberdeen[6]
North-Eastern League (Spring) Aberdeen[6]
Glasgow Cup Rangers[2]
Renfrewshire Cup Morton
Southern League Cup Rangers[3]
North-Eastern League Cup (Autumn) Aberdeen[4]
North-Eastern League Cup (Spring) Dundee United[4]
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian

International[edit]

Due to the war official international football was suspended and so officially the Scotland team was inactive. However unofficial internationals featuring scratch teams representing Scotland continued. Appearances in these matches are not, however, included in a players total international caps.

Scotland faced England in a wartime international on 10 October 1942 at Wembley Stadium in front of 75,000 fans. The game ended 0–0. The Scotland team that day comprised: Jerry Dawson, Jimmy Carabine, Andy Beattie, Bill Shankly, Willie Corbett, Matt Busby, Willie Waddell, Tommy Walker, Jock Dodds, Gordon Bremner and Billy Liddell

The two teams met again at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 17 April 1943 in front of a crowd of 105,000. This time Scotland suffered a 4–0 defeat. The Scotland team that day comprised: Jerry Dawson, Jimmy Carabine, Jock Shaw, Bill Shankly, George Young, Sammy Kean, Willie Waddell, Willie Buchan, Dougie Wallace, Alex Venters and Billy Liddell.[7]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Wartime league champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Glasgow Cup finals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Southern Football League Cup". Scottish Football History. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "North Eastern Football League Cup". Scottish Football History. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Southern Football League". Scottish Football History. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "North Eastern Football League". Scottish Football History. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2008. 
  7. ^ England - War-Time/Victory Internationals - Details

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