Swans on this Day – September 16

Have you ever wondered how the Swans did on a particular date in history or were curious to know which league they played in or perhaps wanted to know which player(s) grabbed the headlines? Well now you can find out exactly what happened when the boys in black and white played on 16th September.

2 years ago on 16 September 2013 – The mid-table Swans fought back to grab a point at the Liberty against league leaders Liverpool, thanks to goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Michu. A crowd of 20,752 witnessed Jonjo Shelvey grab the headlines as his two mistakes set up both Liverpool goals in his first appearance against the Reds since his £5million pound move to the Swans.

7 years ago on 16 September 2008 – Ashley Williams’ headed 76th minute equaliser earnt the Swans a point in a 1-1 draw with Derby County in front of a Liberty Stadium crowd of 14,003 in the Championship.

Nick Cusack
Nick Cusack
9 years ago on 16 September 2006 – A solitary Leon Knight goal was all the Swans had to show for their efforts in a 3-1 defeat away defeat at Gillingham in Coca Cola League One.

12 years ago on 16 September 2003 – The top of the table Swans eased past Macclesfield Town with a 3 nil win in front of 6,641 at the Vetch thanks to goals from Leon Britton, Richard Duffy and Andy Robinson in this Natiowide League Division 3 game.

15 years ago on 16 September 2000 – A Matthew Bound penalty set the Swans on the way to a 4-0 win over Luton Town at the Vetch Field in League Division Two, as a crowd of 6,011 enjoyed goals from Matthew Bound, Walter Boyd, Nick Cusack and Stuart Roberts.

20 years ago on 16 September 1995 – Just 2,422 turned up at the Vetch Field to watch the injury hit Swans lose 1 nil to York City, thanks to a Dai Thomas own goal, in Endsleigh Insurance League Division Two.

26 years ago on 16 September 1989 – Ian Evans’ Swans lost 2 nil away to Fulham in Barclays League Division Three.

28 years ago on 16 September 1987 – Paul Raynor’s 2nd half strike was all Terry Yorath’s Swans had to show as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Halifax Town in Barclays League Divsion Four.

29 years ago on 16 September 1986 – Despite taking a 2nd minute lead through Sean McCarthy, the Swans had to settle for a point against Burnley after an unfortunate own goal by Dudley Lewis. Just 2,266 turned up to watch this Today League Division Four game at Turf Moor.

Swansea City v Lokomotiv Leipzig Programme34 years ago on 16 September 1981 – A Vetch Field crowd of 10,295 watched the Swans play their first European game in over 15 years as they lost 1 nil against East German side Lokomotiv Leipzig in this UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg tie.

37 years ago on 16 September 1978 – Ian Callaghan made his debut for the table topping Swans as they were given a real scare by bottom of the table Tranmere Rovers before running out 4-3 winners at the Vetch Field in Football League Division Three. The 16,132 crowd went home happy thanks to goals from Jeremy Charles, Chris Waddle, Danny Bartley and Alan Curtis.

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