Swans on this Day – November 4

Have you ever wonder how the Swans did on a particular date in history or wondered which league they played in or which player grabbed the headlines?

Well now you can find out exactly what happened when the boys in black and white played on 4th November.

12 years ago on 4th November 2003 – Southend United ended the Swans interest in the LDV Vans Trophy at the 2nd Round, with a 2-1 win at the Vetch Field in this Southern Section tie. The 2,055 crowd had little to cheer about apart from Daniel Nardiello’s 90th minute consolation goal.

Alan Cork
Alan Cork
15 years ago on 4th November 2000 – Giovanni Savarese grabbed a late equaliser for the Swans as they held Oldham Athletic to a 1-1 draw at Boundary Park in Nationwide League Division Two. A certain Premier League referee called Mark Clattenburg officiated the game.

18 years ago on 4th November 1997 – The Swans lost 2-0 to Hartlepool United at the Vetch Field in Nationwide League Division Three. Alan Cork’s side gave the 2,949 crowd little to cheer about as they remained in 20th place in the league table.

Some of the younger Swans fans may not know that Alan Cork is the father of Swans midfielder Jack Cork.

20 years ago on 4th November 1995 – Caretaker manager Bobby Smith saw his Swans team fall to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of high-flying Wycombe Wanderers in this Endsleigh Insurance League Division Two game. Despite Steve Torpey giving the Swans a 58th minute lead, the 2,809 crowd went home disappointed.

26 years ago on 4th November 1989 – The Swans gained a useful point on the road with a goalless draw at Bolton Wanderers in Barclays League Division Three. The draw saw Ian Evan’s side keep their position of 11th in the league table.

Swansea City 1978-79 Away Football Shirt
Swans away shirt 1978-79
29 years ago on 4th November 1986 – Goals from Chris Harrison and Colin Pascoe made sure the Swans got the points with a 2 nil win against Cambridge United in front of a Vetch Field crowd of 5,688.

The result meant that Terry Yorath’s Swans consolidated 2nd place in the Today League Division Four.

37 years ago on 4th November 1978 – Two goals in 5 minutes gave Gillingham a 2-0 victory over the Swans at the Priestfield Stadium in the Football League Third Division.

43 years ago on 4th November 1972 – Herbie Williams scored a brace and David Gwyther added another as the bottom of the table Swans eased to a 3-0 win over Notts County at the Vetch in the Football League Third Division.

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