Manchester United 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

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
29 August 1942EvertonA2 – 2Catterick, Pearson
5 September 1942EvertonH2 – 1Carey, Mitten
12 September 1942ChesterH0 – 2
19 September 1942ChesterA2 – 2Catterick, Roughton
26 September 1942Blackburn RoversA2 – 4Bryant, Catterick
3 October 1942Blackburn RoversH5 – 2J. Smith (3), Mitten, Morris
10 October 1942LiverpoolH3 – 4J. Smith (2), Mitten
17 October 1942LiverpoolA1 – 2Carey
24 October 1942Stockport CountyA4 – 1Bellis (2), Carey, own goal
31 October 1942Stockport CountyH3 – 1J. Smith (2), Bellis
11 November 1942Manchester CityH2 – 1Pearson, own goal
14 November 1942Manchester CityA5 – 0J. Smith (3), Bryant (2)
21 November 1942Tranmere RoversA5 – 0Morris (2), J. Smith (2), own goal
28 November 1942Tranmere RoversH5 – 1Pearson (2), J. Rowley (2), J. Smith
5 December 1942WrexhamH6 – 1J. Smith (3), Bellis (2), Bryant
12 December 1942WrexhamA5 – 2J. Smith (3), Bryant, Carey
19 December 1942Bolton WanderersA2 – 0Carey, Mitten
25 December 1942Bolton WanderersH4 – 0Carey (2), Bryant, Roughton
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
3Sheffield Wednesday181233612627
4Manchester United181224582626
5Huddersfield Town181062523226

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

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
26 December 1942ChesterH3 – 0Bellis (2), Mitten
2 January 1943ChesterA1 – 4J. Smith
9 January 1943BlackpoolA1 – 1Pearson
16 January 1943BlackpoolH5 – 3Buchan (3), Bryant
23 January 1943EvertonH1 – 4J. Smith
30 January 1943EvertonA5 – 0J. Smith (3), Buchan, Pearson
6 February 1943Manchester CityA0 – 0
13 February 1943Manchester CityH1 – 1J. Smith
20 February 1943Crewe AlexandraH7 – 0J. Smith (3), Pearson (2), Bryant, Morris
27 February 1943Crewe AlexandraA3 – 2Bryant (2), Broadis
6 March 1943Manchester CityH0 – 1
13 March 1943Manchester CityA0 – 2
20 March 1943BuryH4 – 1J. Rowley (3), Broadis
27 March 1943BuryH5 – 3Bellis, Hyde, McKay, J. Smith, own goal
3 April 1943Crewe AlexandraH4 – 1J. Smith (2), McKay, Hyde
10 April 1943Crewe AlexandraA6 – 0J. Smith (2), Black, Bryant, W. Griffiths, Pearson
17 April 1943Oldham AthleticH3 – 0J. Smith, Bellis
24 April 1943Oldham AthleticA1 – 3J. Smith
1 May 1943Sheffield UnitedH2 – 0Carey, J. Smith
8 May 1943LiverpoolA3 – 1Bellis, Pearson, J. Rowley
15 May 1943LiverpoolH3 – 3J. Rowley (2), Roughton
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
5Sheffield Wednesday20983432626
6Manchester United191135522625
7York City181134523025

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