Swans on this Day – December 2

It is always good to look back at history as it gives you a sense of perspective as to where you have come from so do you ever wonder how the Swans have faired on this day in history?

Well read on to find out exactly what happened and whenever the Swans played on 2nd December.

1 year ago on 2 December 2014 – The Swans moved up to sixth place in the Premier League table after a 2 nil win over Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium. A crowd of 20,145 watched QPR keeper Ron Green produce a string of fine saves until late goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge gave the Swans all 3 points.

Bayo Akinfenwa
Bayo Akinfenwa
9 years ago on 2 December 2006 – A 3-1 win at Darlington saw the Swans progress to the FA Cup 3rd Round. The Swans goalscorers that day were Leon Britton, Andy Robinson and Adebayo Akinfenwa, whilst French left-back Sylvain Meslien made his Swans debut after impressing Kenny Jackett during a two week trial with the club.

15 years ago on 2 December 2000 – The bottom of the table Swans were held to a goalless draw at the Vetch by Bristol Rovers in Nationwide Football League Division Two. The 5,563 crowd did however see the Swans keep their first clean sheet in 8 games!

18 years ago on 2 December 1997 – Jonathan Coates scored for Alan Cork’s Swans in a 1-1 draw against Rotherham United in Nationwide Football League Division Three in front of a Vetch Field crowd of 2,463.

20 years ago on 2 December 1995 – A Vetch Field crowd of 1,788 watched Rotherham United hold the Swans to a goalless draw in Endsleigh Insurance League Division Two.

Jason Bowen - Swansea City
Jason Bowen
22 years ago on 2 December 1993 – The Swans won 2-1 in their Allbright Bitter Welsh Cup 3rd Round Replay against Merthyr Tydfil at Penydarren Park thanks to goals from Darren Perrett and Jason Bowen.

26 years ago on 2 December 1989 – Scottish striker Paul Chalmers made his debut for the Swans in a goaless draw with Blackpool at the Vetch Field in Barclays League Division Three.

29 years ago on 2 December 1986 – Torquay United’s lowest ever attendance of 601, watched the Swans draw 0-0 with their Today League Division Four rivals in the Freight Rover Trophy Premliminary round.

34 years ago on 2 December 1981 – John Toshack’s Swans beat Stafford Rangers 4-0 away in the Welsh Cup 3rd Round. A crowd of 3,077 watched as Alan Curtis, Max Thompson and Bob Latchford goals, along with a Harris own goal for the Alliance Premier side, helped the Swans comfortably into the Fourth Round.

37 years ago on 2 December 1978 – Goals from Phil Boersma, John Toshack (2) and Jeremy Charles earned the Swans a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Vetch Field in the Football League Third Division. The 10,000 crowd saw the Swans consolidate their 2nd placed position in the league table.

41 years ago on 2 December 1974 – Kettering Town dumped the Fourth Division Swans out of the FA Cup 3-1, in this 1st Round replay at the Vetch Field. Wyndham Evans scored the Swans only goal of the game.

Did you see or remember any of these games – if you did then leave a comment below with your memories.

2 thoughts on “Swans on this Day – December 2”

  1. The 3-1 win at Darlington I remember very well. My son and I traveled up by train and stayed in Darlington. Not a bad little town. What we remember vividly about that game was that we played in Darlingtons new stadium. I can’t remember what it’s called, but it must have had a capacity of 28-30,000. The travelling Swans fans were in the away end, about 200 maybe, and they all congregated at the front. My boy and I decided to go to the back row, and chose to stand. We were the only ones at the back, and guess what, we were approached by one of the jobsworth stewards who insisted that we sat down. I tried explaining, politely, that we were at the back of the stand, and that no-one was behind us. He wasn’t having any of it. It resulted in him threatening to have us thrown out if we didn’t sit. Se la vie. What a w****r. Every club has stewards like him, much is the pity. These guys must be missing something in life, but I dont know what it is.

    It was noticeable that Darlos old ground, Feethams, was still standing. We hoped to take some photos, but it was too dark. Anyway, look at where we are now, and where they are. We don’t know how lucky we are! (And no, I’m not a Happy Clapper, or Rose Tinted Spectacle wearer). Your Honour, that concludes the evidence for the Defence.

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