Swans on This Day – February 17

Have you ever wonder how the Swans did on a particular date in history or wondered which league or competition they played in? Well read on to find out exactly what happened, wherever and whenever the Swans played on 17th February.

3 years ago on 17 February 2013 – A much changed Swans team – who had one eye on the upcoming Capital One Cup Final against Bradford City – succumbed to a 2nd half onslaught at Anfield as Liverpool ran out comfortable 5-0 winners. Michael Laudrup opted to hand Roland Lamah a fist league start and gave Israeli striker Itay Shechter the role of leading the line – with Michu on the bench along with Ashley Williams.

Bayo Akinfenwa
Bayo Akinfenwa
7 years ago on 17 February 2009 – The Swans 16 match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an abrupt end at Vicarage Road, as Coca-Cola Championship strugglers Watford won 2 nil. Roberto Martinez’s Swans remained in 9th place in the league table. The 21st placed Hornets were managed by a certain Brendan Rodgers at the time.

9 years ago on 17 February 2007 – Caretaker manager Kevin Nugent saw his Swans side draw 2-2 at Doncaster Rovers in Coca-Cola League One. Despite taking the lead twice through goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and a Lee Trundle penalty, the Swans were pegged back by Rovers. One of the Doncaster scorers on the day was former Swans player Jason Price.

15 years ago on 17 February 2001 – Despite a Giovanni Savarese hat-trick, the Swans lost 5-3 at Luton Town in a Nationwide Football League Division Two relegation battle. The defeat saw John Hollin’s Swans drop a place to 23rd in the league table.

20 years ago on 17 February 1996 – The Swans drew 0-0 with Hull City at the Vetch Field in Endsliegh Insurance League Division Two, as a crowd of just 1,909 watched the 2nd from bottom Swans take on bottom of the table Hull City. Matters off the field were of more importance however following the collapse of a takeover deal for the club.

21 years ago on 17 February 1995 – Endsliegh Insurance League Division Two leaders Brentford won 2-0 at the Vetch Field in front of a 3,935 crowd. Frank Burrows side remained in 14th place in the table.

Paul Raynor
Paul Raynor
26 years ago on 17 February 1990 – Two goals in the last ten minutes condemned the Swans to a 3-2 defeat at Rotherham United in Barclays League Division Three. Simon Davey and Paul Raynor scored for Ian Evan’s Swans side.

27 years ago on 17 February 1989 – Midfielder Peter Bodak scored the only goal as the Swans beat Aldershot 1 nil at the Vetch Field in Barclays League Division Three. The 4,922 crowd watched the Swans move up to 4th place under the guidance of caretaker manager Tommy Hutchinson.

38 years ago on 17 February 1978 – Goals from Micky Conway, Wyndham Evans and Robbie James (2) earned the Swans a comfortable 4-0 win over Newport County in the Football League Fourth Division. The 6,056 crowd watched Harry Griffith’s men move back into 4th place in the table.

41 years ago on 17 February 1975 – The Swans lost 2-1 at the Vetch Field against Newport County in a Welsh Cup 5th Round Replay with Central defender Dave Bruton scoring the Swans goal from the penalty spot.

42 years ago on 17 February 1974 – Pat Lally, Wyndham Evans and Dai J Davies scored for the Swans as they beat Stockport County at the Vetch Field in Football League League Division Four. Striker Peter Abbott made his debut for the Swans, whilst Jimmy Rimmer played his last game in goal before signing for Arsenal.

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 – February 17”

  1. Yes when I was 12 years of age, this was my second game into being a lifelong Swans fan.This was the time of Harry Griffiths just prior to John Toshack taking over.There were wonderful players Wyndham Evans,Robbie,Curt,Lally,Bartley,Bruton,Charles,Conway and Kevin Moore.These were very able and entertaining players, with great skills and determination.Curt with swerved,goals,Robbie bustling beating defenders and midfielders alike,hitting the ball like a rocket,Wyndham running,tackling on the right flank,with a throw in matching any cross or corner kick.Silky skills by Bartley and Lally,capable passers of the ball.

  2. I was at the Welsh Cup 5th round game Feb 17th 1975 Swansea 1 v Newport County 2. Swans line up….. S Potter. P Bevan. M Evans. D Bruton. W Evans. G Thomas. P Lally. R James. T Screen. A Curtis. R Rees…..

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