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1942/43 – Manchester United

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Manchester United programme 1942/43

The 1942–43 season was Manchester United’s fourth season in the non-competitive War League during the Second World War.

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

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – 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

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – 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

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