Swans on this Day – December 14

Have you ever wondered how the Swans did on a particular date in history or were just curious as to which league or competition they played in? Maybe you’d even like to know when we’ve signed players or when a player celebarates his birthday!

Well read on to find out exactly when, who and what the Swans did on 14th December!

2 years ago in 2014 – Garry Monk’s men looked to be heading for a point at the Liberty Stadium, against one of their Premier League bogey teams, but somehow Christian Eriksen managed to squeeze a low shot past keeper Gerhard Tremmel in the 89th minute to ensure Spurs ran out 2-1 winners. Earlier in the game, Wilfried Bony had drawn the Swans level, and gradually looked the side more likely to take all three points in a entertaining game in front of the 20,650 crowd. The defeat meant the Swans dropped to 9th place in the table with 22 points on the board.

12 years ago in 2004 – Kenny Jackett’s Coca-Cola League Division Two side beat Stockport County 2-1 at the Vetch Field in an FA Cup 2nd Round Replay. Goals from Paul Connor and Marc Goodfellow ensured the 5,572 crowd went home happy and looking forward to finding out their 3rd Round opponents.

Leon Britton v Hull City 200314 years ago in 2002 – The Swans lost 1 nil at Exeter City in Nationwide Football League Division Three. Swansea City legend Leon Britton and Craig Steins made their debuts for the Swans in this relegation battle. The defeat saw Brian Flynn’s men drop to 23rd place in the table.

25 years ago in 1991 – John Williams scored the only goal in a 1 nil win for the Swans at Exeter City in Barclays League Division Three. Manager Frank Burrows handed a debut to Bristol Rovers’ midfielder Phil Purnell, who was on a short term loan.

26 years ago in 1990 – Promotion chasing AFC Bournemouth beat the Swans 1 nil at Dean Court thanks to a harshly awarded penalty in Barclays League Division Three.

31 years ago in 1985 – The Swans beat York City 1 nil at the Vetch Field thanks to a 2nd half strike from Alan Waddle. With the Swans languishing in 22nd place in the Canon League Division Three table, it was little one that John Bond’s struggling team was watched by a crowd of just 2,779.

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