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1943/44 – Manchester United

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Manchester United programme 1943/44

The 1943–44 season was Manchester United’s fifth 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
28 August 1943 Stockport County H 6 – 0 Bellis (2), Smith (2), McDonald, McKay
4 September 1943 Stockport County A 3 – 3 McDonald (2), Bryant
11 September 1943 Everton H 4 – 1 McDonald (2), Broadis, Smith
18 September 1943 Everton A 1 – 6 Bellis
25 September 1943 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 1 Bryant (2)
2 October 1943 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 2 Roughton
9 October 1943 Chester H 3 – 1 Bellis (3)
16 October 1943 Chester A 4 – 5 Smith (2), McKay, own goal
23 October 1943 Liverpool A 4 – 3 Pearson (2), McDonald, Smith
30 October 1943 Liverpool H 1 – 0 McKay
6 November 1943 Manchester City A 2 – 2 S. Pearson, Smith
13 November 1943 Manchester City H 3 – 0 Bryant, Morris, Smith
20 November 1943 Tranmere Rovers H 6 – 3 Mitten (4), Smith (2)
27 November 1943 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 0 McKay
4 December 1943 Wrexham A 4 – 1 Morris (2), Bryant, Smith
11 December 1943 Wrexham H 5 – 0 S. Pearson (3), Smith (2)
18 December 1943 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 1 Morris, Smith, Warner
25 December 1943 Bolton Wanderers A 3 – 1<href=”#cite_note-4″ >[4] Smith (2), Bryant
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Blackpool 18 12 4 2 56 20 28
2 Manchester United 18 13 2 3 56 30 28
3 Liverpool 18 13 1 1 72 26 27

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
27 December 1943 Halifax Town H 6 – 2 S. Pearson (3), Smith (2), A. Rowley
1 January 1944 Halifax Town A 1 – 1 Smith
8 January 1944 Stockport County A 3 – 2 Brook (2), Bryant
15 January 1944 Stockport County H 4 – 2 Smith (3), Brook
22 January 1944 Manchester City H 1 – 3 Smith
29 January 1944 Manchester City A 3 – 2 J. Rowley (2), Smith
5 February 1944 Bury A 3 – 0 S. Pearson (2), Smith
12 February 1944 Bury H 3 – 3 Brook, Bryant, McKay
19 February 1944 Oldham Athletic H 3 – 2 Smith (3)
26 February 1944 Oldham Athletic A 1 – 1 Bryant
4 March 1944 Wrexham A 4 – 1 Bryant, Morris, J. Rowley, Smith
11 March 1944 Wrexham H 2 – 2 Pearson, Smith
18 March 1944 Birmingham City A 1 – 3 Smith
25 March 1944 Birmingham City H 1 – 1 J. Rowley
1 April 1944 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 3
8 April 1944 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 2 Bryant (2), Morris
10 April 1944 Manchester City A 1 – 4 Bryant
15 April 1944 Burnley H 9 – 0 Smith (3), Brook (2), Bryant (2), J. Rowley (2)
22 April 1944 Burnley A 3 – 3 Brook (2), Smith
29 April 1944 Oldham Athletic H 0 – 0
6 May 1944 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 1 Morris, Sloan, own goal
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
8 Cardiff City 21 13 1 7 53 28 27
9 Manchester United 21 10 7 4 55 38 27
10 Bradford Park Avenue 20 11 4 5 50 30 26

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

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