1942–43 Stoke City F.C. season

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Stoke City
1942–43 season
Chairman Mr H. Booth
Manager Bob McGrory
Stadium Victoria Ground
Football League North 1st Phase 6th
Football League North 2nd Phase 10th
Football League War Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer Frank Mountford (20)
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs Aston Villa (20 March 1943)
Lowest home attendance 1,500 vs Various teams
Home colours

The 1942–43 season was Stoke City's eighth season in the non-competitive War League.[1]

In 1939 World War II was declared and the Football League was cancelled. In its place were formed War Leagues and cups, based on geographical lines rather than based on previous league placement. However, none of these were considered to be competitive football, and thus their records are not recognised by the Football League and thus not included in official records.[1]

Season review[edit]

In the 1942–43 season there were again two series of League competition a cup tournament.[1] Stoke played 38 matches and were beaten in ten of those.[1] They took 6th place in the first phase and 10th in the second.[1] Their best result of the season was a 7–1 victory over Walsall in mid December and two 6–1 wins over nearby Crewe Alexandra.[1] Frank Mountford was leading scorer with 20 whilst both Frank Bowyer and Fred Basnett hit 18.[1]

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League North 1st Phase[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 20 August 1942 Crewe Alexandra H 4–1 3,000 Sale (3), Peppitt
2 5 September 1942 Crewe Alexandra A 2–1 2,204 Sale, Liddle
3 12 September 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–3 4,251 Bowyer, F Mountford
4 19 September 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 5,029 Soo
5 26 September 1942 Derby County H 5–2 5,000 Soo (2), Bowyer, F Mountford (2)
6 3 October 1942 Derby County A 1–0 10,000 Sale
7 10 October 1942 Birmingham A 0–1 2,500
8 17 October 1942 Birmingham H 1–2 4,000 Sale
9 24 October 1942 Aston Villa A 0–4 10,000
10 31 October 1942 Aston Villa H 1–0 6,000 Sale
11 7 November 1942 West Bromwich Albion A 0–0 6,564
12 14 November 1942 West Bromwich Albion H 5–1 3,331 A. Basnett (2), F Basnett, Bowyer (2)
13 21 November 1942 Wrexham A 4–2 3,500 Basnett, Caton, Liddle, F Mountford
14 28 November 1942 Wrexham H 2–0 2,500 F Mountford (2)
15 5 December 1942 Crewe Alexandra A 3–3 2,500 F Mountford, Liddle, Sale
16 12 December 1942 Crewe Alexandra H 6–1 2,000 Basnett (2), G Mountford (2), Liddle, F Mountford
17 19 December 1942 Walsall H 7–1 5,100 F Mountford (2), G Mountford, Basnett, Liddle, Sale, Male (o.g.)
18 25 December 1942 Walsall A 2–2 2,229 Basnett, Bowyer

Football League North 2nd Phase[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 3 April 1943 Notts County A 1–1 4,000 Bowyer
2 10 April 1943 Notts County H 1–1 1,500 Liddle
3 17 April 1943 Derby County A 1–2 5,000 Hamlett
4 24 April 1943 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–4 2,677 F Mountford
5 26 April 1943 Leicester City A 2–1 2,424 F Mountford (2)
6 1 May 1943 Leicester City H 3–0 1,500 Bowyer, G Mountford, Vallance

Football League War Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
QR 26 December 1942 Crewe Alexandra H 6–1 7,000 F Mountford (2), G Mountford, Bowyer, Basnett
QR 2 January 1943 Crewe Alexandra A 3–1 2,500 G Mountford, Basnett
QR 9 January 1943 Aston Villa H 1–0 3,000 G Mountford
QR 16 January 1943 Aston Villa A 0–3 7,000
QR 23 January 1943 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 4–4 6,226 Bowyer (2), Basnett (2)
QR 30 January 1943 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–2 5,847 Bowyer, F Mountford
QR 6 February 1943 Walsall H 2–1 4,000 Bowyer (2)
QR 13 February 1943 Walsall A 1–4 3,000 Bowyer
QR 20 February 1943 Derby County H 4–0 6,000 Bowyer, Basnett, Soo
QR 27 February 1943 Derby County A 1–0 10,000 F Mountford
R1 1st Leg 6 March 1943 Chester A 3–2 6,500 F Mountford (2), G Mountford
R1 2nd Leg 13 March 1943 Chester H 5–2 8,000 Basnett, Bowyer (2), Liddle, Sale
R2 1st Leg 20 March 1943 Aston Villa H 1–3 15,000 Bowyer
R2 2nd Leg 27 March 1943 Aston Villa A 0–2 20,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name Matches
Apps Goals
GK England Phil Bates 17 0
GK England Donald Bliton 7 0
GK England Emmanuel Foster 4 0
GK England Dennis Herod 6 0
DF England Harry Brigham 32 0
DF England Roy Brown 2 0
DF England Sid Clewlow 2 0
DF England Neil Franklin 31 0
DF England Stuart Cowden 1 0
DF England Stanley Glover 1 0
DF England Lol Hamlett 34 1
DF England John McCue 33 0
DF England Billy Mould 2 0
DF England John Sellars 2 0
DF England Fred Sherratt 4 0
MF England Len Howell 1 0
MF England Bill Kinson 5 0
MF Scotland Jock Kirton 1 0
MF England Bobby Liddle 32 7
MF England Alfred Massey 1 0
MF England George Mountford 21 8
MF England R. Micklewright 1 0
MF England Arthur Tutin 1 0
MF England Thomas Vallance 1 1
FW England Albert Basnett 2 2
FW England Fred Basnett 25 18
FW England Frank Baker 1 0
FW England Edwin Blunt 1 0
FW England Frank Bowyer 37 18
FW England Bill Caton 9 1
FW England John Jackson 4 0
FW England Bert Mitchell 2 0
FW England Frank Mountford 36 20
FW England Alexander Ormston 1 0
FW England Syd Peppitt 2 1
FW England Tommy Sale 37 10
FW England Frank Soo 13 4
FW England Harry Ware 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0952415100.