Swans on this Day – March 14

Have you ever wondered how Swansea City got on a particular day in history, wondered which league they played in or which players scored the goals and for which manager? Well now you can find out exactly what happened when the Swans played on 14th March.

14 March 2009
The Swans Championship Play-Off hopes were dented as they lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium. The only thing the 13,663 crowd had to shout about was a 2nd half Gorka Pintado goal, as Roberto Martinez’s men dropped to 9th position in the table. The referee for the game was Roger East.

Gorka Pintado
Gorka Pintado

14 March 2006
A 2-1 win at Colchester United in the Football League Trophy Semi-Final 2nd Leg, secured a 3-1 aggregate win for Kenny Jackett’s men, whom duly booked their place in the Football League Trophy Final at the Millennium Stadium. Two goals in 4 second half minutes from Leon Britton and Leon Knight ensured victory, as Keith Lowe made his Swans debut, before being stretchered off late in the game with a neck injury.

14 March 1998
Hartlepool United beat the Swans 4-2 at the Victoria Ground in Nationwide Football League Division Three. Despite goals from Steve Watkin and Keith ‘Sky’ Walker, the Swans were soundly beaten by they mid-table opponents. Manager Alan Cork handed a Swans debut to striker Julian Alsop.

Keith Walker
Keith Walker

14 March 1992
Two second half goals from Andy Legg, Paul Chalmers and a Johnson own goal, gave the Swans a comfortable 3 nil win over Wigan Athletic at the Vetch Field in Barclays League Division Three in front of a 3,726 crowd. The victory kept the Swans outside chances of a play-off place alive with Frank Burrows team moving up to 12th place on the league table.

14 March 1989
The Swans drew 1-1 at Preston North End in Barclays League Division Three. Manager Ian Evans was thankful to a second-half strike from Alan Knill, as his team struggled to adapt to Deepdale’s artificial surface.

14 March 1987
Fellow play-off contenders Wolverhampton Wanderers hammered the Swans 4 nil at Molineux in Today League Division Four. The cash-strapped and injury plagued Swans were forced to hand manager Terry Yorath his Swansea City playing debut, coming out of retirement at 36 years of age. The defeat heavy – the second 4 goal thrashing in two away games – meant the Swans dropped to 7th place in the league table.

14 March 1980
Cambridge United ran out comfortable 4-2 winners at the Vetch Field in the Football League Second Division in front of 11,224. All John Toshack’s team had to show for their efforts was a goal in each half from Jeremy Charles and Tommy Craig.

Former Swans midfielder Joe Allen (B: 1990) and defender Stuart Jones (B: 1984) celebrate their birthdays today.

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