Swans on This Day – March 2

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 2nd March.

Izzy Iriekpen
Izzy Iriekpen
2 years ago on 02 March 2014 – The Swans drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium as a late Glenn Murray penalty, courtesy of Chico Flores’ sending off, earned the Eagles a point in this Premier League game. Jonathan de Guzman had given the Swans a 1st half lead but the 20,240 crowd went home disappointed as the Swans dropped to 14th place.

3 years ago on 02 March 2013 – Substitute Luke Moore’s first Premier League goal of the season was enough to secure all three points for the Swans as they beat Newcastle United 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium, in their first game since winning the Capital One Cup the previous Sunday. The victory saw the Swans pass the magical 40 point threshold in the Premier League table.

12 years ago on 02 March 2004 – Izzy Iriekpen scored his first goal for the Swans to earn them a 1 nil win at Cambridge United in Nationwide Football League Division Three in front of an Abbey Stadium crowd of 2,713. The win saw Brian Flynn’s team remain in 9th place in the League table.

19 years ago on 02 March 1997 – Dave Penney missed a penalty as the Swans lost 1 nil to their bitter rivals Cardiff City at the Vetch Field in front of a Nationwide Football League Division Three crowd of 4,430. The defeat meant Jan Molby’s team stayed in 4th place in the league table.

Jan Molby
Jan Molby
20 years ago on 02 March 1996 – Goals from Shaun Chapple and Jan Molby gave the Swans a 2-1 win over Bristol City at the Vetch Field in Endsleigh Insurance League Two. A second half own-goal from Keith ‘Sky’ Walker gave the Robins hope, but the Swans held on for a valuable win. The 4,109 crowd witnessed the Swans move out of the relegation zone for the first time since November 1995.

25 years ago on 02 March 1991 – 6th placed Birmingham City eased to a 2-0 win over the Swans at St Andrews in Barclays League Division Three. The margin of defeat could have been a lot worse were it not for a string of fine saves from Lee Bracey. The Swans remained in 17th place in the league table.

34 years ago on 02 March 1982 – The Swans beat Colwyn Bay 3-0 at the Vetch Field in a Welsh Cup 5th Round replay. A 4,992 crowd witnessed Alan Curtis opening the scoring with Robbie James adding a brace as the Swans eased into the next round.

37 years ago on 02 March 1979 – The Swans came back from being 2 nil down inside the first 10 minutes of this Football League Third Division game against Hull City at the Vetch Field to eventually run out 5-3 winners. The 8,849 crowd were treated to some great entertainment as goals from John Toshack, Jeremy Charles and Tommy Smith (2) secured the 2 points to put the Swans promotion campaign back on track.

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