Swans on this Day – November 9

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

2 years ago in 2014 – The Swans came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium in front of a Premier League crowd of 20,812. Two goals in the space of 3 second half minutes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis gave the Swans a memorable win and duly saw Garry Monk’s men move up to 5th place in the Barclays Premier League table.

Gomis who came on as a 2nd half substitute for Wilfried Bony, took just 90 seconds to score first Premier League goal, after powering home an inch-perfect cross from Jefferson Montero.

Ferrie Bodde - Swansea City8 years ago in 2008 – Goals from Ferrie Bodde, Jason Scotland and Guillem Bauza gave the Swans a 3-1 win over Watford at the Liberty Stadium in the Coca-Cola Championship.

The 13,891 crowd watched Martinez’s men come from a goal behind to claim the 3 points as the team continued to rise up the league table to 9th place.

14 years ago in 2002 – A late goal from Matt Murphy gave Brian Flynn his second win as Swans manager as they overcame Macclesfield Town 1 nil at the Vetch in Nationwide Football League Division Three.

The 3,526 crowd were thankful that Roger Freestone made a string of fine saves as the game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Murphy pounced on a defensive error late on. despite the win, the Swans remained at the bottom of the entire football league.

Jan Molby20 years ago in 1996 – Cambridge United beat the Swans 2-1 at the Abbey Stadium in Nationwide Football League Division Three.

Manager Jan Molby handed debuts to midfielder Gareth Phillips and defender Robert King, but had little to celebrate apart from Jonathan Coates first half equaliser.

31 years ago in 1985 – The Swans were hammered 6 nil at Darlington in Canon League Division Three. The only player to emerge with any credit from John Bond’s team was goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer, without whom the scoreline could have been even worse. To make matters worse, Colin Pascoe saw his 2nd half penalty saved, as the Swans remained second from bottom in the table.

34 years ago in 1982 – John Toshack’s First Divsion Swans were held to a 1-1 draw at Brentford in the Milk Cup 3rd Round. Bob Latchford gave the Swans an early lead, but the 15,261 crowd – the biggest in over 10 years at Griffin Park – went home happy thanks to an equaliser from Welshman Gary Roberts.

40 years ago in 1976 – Harry Griffiths’ Swans lost 1 nil at Halifax Town in the Football League Fourth Division. The defeat meant the Swans stayed in 16th place in the table.

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