Manchester United 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

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
28 August 1943Stockport CountyH6 – 0Bellis (2), Smith (2), McDonald, McKay
4 September 1943Stockport CountyA3 – 3McDonald (2), Bryant
11 September 1943EvertonH4 – 1McDonald (2), Broadis, Smith
18 September 1943EvertonA1 – 6Bellis
25 September 1943Blackburn RoversH2 – 1Bryant (2)
2 October 1943Blackburn RoversA1 – 2Roughton
9 October 1943ChesterH3 – 1Bellis (3)
16 October 1943ChesterA4 – 5Smith (2), McKay, own goal
23 October 1943LiverpoolA4 – 3Pearson (2), McDonald, Smith
30 October 1943LiverpoolH1 – 0McKay
6 November 1943Manchester CityA2 – 2S. Pearson, Smith
13 November 1943Manchester CityH3 – 0Bryant, Morris, Smith
20 November 1943Tranmere RoversH6 – 3Mitten (4), Smith (2)
27 November 1943Tranmere RoversA1 – 0McKay
4 December 1943WrexhamA4 – 1Morris (2), Bryant, Smith
11 December 1943WrexhamH5 – 0S. Pearson (3), Smith (2)
18 December 1943Bolton WanderersH3 – 1Morris, Smith, Warner
25 December 1943Bolton WanderersA3 – 1[4]Smith (2), Bryant
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
1Blackpool181242562028
2Manchester United181323563028
3Liverpool181311722627

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
27 December 1943Halifax TownH6 – 2S. Pearson (3), Smith (2), A. Rowley
1 January 1944Halifax TownA1 – 1Smith
8 January 1944Stockport CountyA3 – 2Brook (2), Bryant
15 January 1944Stockport CountyH4 – 2Smith (3), Brook
22 January 1944Manchester CityH1 – 3Smith
29 January 1944Manchester CityA3 – 2J. Rowley (2), Smith
5 February 1944BuryA3 – 0S. Pearson (2), Smith
12 February 1944BuryH3 – 3Brook, Bryant, McKay
19 February 1944Oldham AthleticH3 – 2Smith (3)
26 February 1944Oldham AthleticA1 – 1Bryant
4 March 1944WrexhamA4 – 1Bryant, Morris, J. Rowley, Smith
11 March 1944WrexhamH2 – 2Pearson, Smith
18 March 1944Birmingham CityA1 – 3Smith
25 March 1944Birmingham CityH1 – 1J. Rowley
1 April 1944Bolton WanderersA0 – 3
8 April 1944Bolton WanderersH3 – 2Bryant (2), Morris
10 April 1944Manchester CityA1 – 4Bryant
15 April 1944BurnleyH9 – 0Smith (3), Brook (2), Bryant (2), J. Rowley (2)
22 April 1944BurnleyA3 – 3Brook (2), Smith
29 April 1944Oldham AthleticH0 – 0
6 May 1944Oldham AthleticA3 – 1Morris, Sloan, own goal
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
8Cardiff City211317532827
9Manchester United211074553827
10Bradford Park Avenue201145503026

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