Swans on this Day – August 19

Have you ever wonder how the Swans did on a particular date in history or wondered which league or competition they played in?

Lee Trundle - Swansea City
Lee Trundle
Well now you can find out exactly what happened when the boys in black and white played on 19th August.

9 years ago on 19 August 2006 – A Lee Trundle brace helped the Swans get their first win of the League One campaign as they beat Doncaster Rovers 2-0 at the Liberty in front of 12,218 fans. The game also saw 6ft 7″ Trinidad & Tobago International defender Dennis Lawrence make his Swans debut.

15 years ago on 19 August 2000 – The Swans first away game of the Nationwide Football League Division Two season ended in stalemate as they held Brentford to a goaless draw at Griffin Park in front of a crowd of 5,036.

20 years ago on 19 August 1995 – Goals from Steve Torpey and Michael Basham helped the Swans scrape a 2-2 draw against Bristol Rovers at Twerton Park, as a crowd of 6,661 witnessed both Steve Torpey and Carl Heggs get sent off for the Swans for violent conduct in this League Division Two game.

37 years ago on 19 August 1978 – The Swans secured a point in their opening Football League Division Three game of the season at Colchester United, thanks to two second half goals from Robbie James.

43 years ago on 19 August 1972 – Goals from Herbie Williams and Geoff Thomas saw a Vetch Field crowd of 4,211 go home happy as the Swans beat Walsall 2-1 in the Football League Third Division.

Were you at any of these games – if you were then leave a comment below with your memories.

2 thoughts on “Swans on this Day – August 19”

  1. 37 years ago myself, tim chipp, mike owen and jon cleverly set out for that colchester match…….didnt make it due to a car accident at the hamersmith roundabout (no m25 in those days)……..all survived and made it home……37 years gone on a flash………live in ipswich these days but still a jack……

  2. That Bristol Rovers game was stuff of legend. Torpey had put us 1 up with a towering header before being harshly sent off for an elbow in an aerial duel. Heggs compounded matters by committing a wild challenge and suddenly we were 2-1 down and 2 players short. Centre half Mike Basham was sent on at centre forward from the bench, chased a hopeful punt & lofted the ball over a stranded keeper and into the net. The away contingent went completely bonkers. Swans fans in the open end at Twerton Park joyously belted out “We’ve only got 9 men!” Great day out.

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