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Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by GMartin » Mon May 07, 2012 11:24 am

Game was played 5th May 1923, does anyone happen to know the score ?

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by ScottishFA » Wed May 09, 2012 9:54 am

Can't find a thing about it, but Leslie Millman has these photos of a medal from the game. It was a charity match in aid of the Lord Mayor's fund for hospitals in Manchester and Salford.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchester ... /lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchester ... /lightbox/

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by GMartin » Wed May 09, 2012 3:05 pm

Thanks for that, yes it seems no one knows the score.

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by sam peckinpah » Thu May 17, 2012 8:16 pm

Airdrieonians won 2-0 at Old Trafford on 5th May, 1923, Gallacher & Russell the scorers. The match was played for the Lord Mayor's Million Shillings Hospital Fund.

The teams met again, on 22nd September, 1925, but this time at Broomfield. The Diamonds won again, by 2-1, with Murdoch & Gallacher scoring. That match was a benefit game for Willie Neil.

Not a bad wee double for the Diamonds!

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by GMartin » Thu May 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Excellent, thanks very much for that.

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by tonypark » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:55 pm

sam peckinpah wrote:Airdrieonians won 2-0 at Old Trafford on 5th May, 1923, Gallacher & Russell the scorers. The match was played for the Lord Mayor's Million Shillings Hospital Fund.

The teams met again, on 22nd September, 1925, but this time at Broomfield. The Diamonds won again, by 2-1, with Murdoch & Gallacher scoring. That match was a benefit game for Willie Neil.

Not a bad wee double for the Diamonds!
Apparently United played twice in Scotland within two days having played Aberdeen the day before the Airdrie match. This was in Bert MacLachlan's Benefit match.

I don't know the details or results of that match.

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Re: Manchester Utd v Airdrieonians

Post by Steve Bell » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:41 am

Apparently United played twice in Scotland within two days having played Aberdeen the day before the Airdrie match. This was in Bert MacLachlan's Benefit match.

I don't know the details or results of that match.
Match details here -

http://www.afcheritage.org/matches/fixt ... uad=Senior

played on 23rd September.

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