Swans on this Day – September 2

Alan Tate
Alan Tate
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 2nd September.

18 years ago on 02 September 1997 – Tony Bird missed a 2nd half penalty as Jan Molby’s Swans side lost 2 nil at Barnet in Nationwide League Division Three.

26 years ago on 02 September 1989 – The Swans suffered a 2-0 defeat to Birmingham City in Barclays League Division Three at St. Andrews and slumped to 21st place in the table.

29 years ago on 02 September 1986 – The Swans eased into the 2nd Round of the Littlewoods Cup with a 5-1 drubbing of Hereford United in front of 3,870 at the Vetch Field. The Swans goalscorers that evening were David Hough, Sean McCarthy (2), Colin Pascoe and Chris Harrison (penalty), with Swans keeper Michael Hughes even saving a penalty in the Swans biggest home win since that famous opening day Division One win over Leeds United some 5 seasons before!

33 years ago on 02 September 1982 – Former Swans defender Alan Tate was born in Easington, County Durham.

35 years ago on 02 September 1980 – Despite a determind draw the week before, Arsenal duly knocked John Toshack’s Swans out of the Football League Cup in this 2nd round 2nd leg tie, but not before Jeremy Charles had given the Swans a shock 12th minute lead at Highbury. A certain John Hollins equalised from the penalty spot as the Gunners eventually ran out 3-1 winners on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.

37 years ago on 02 September 1978 – The Swans ran out 2 nil winners against Bury in front of a Vetch Field crowd of 10,500 as Robbie James and Jeremy Charles grabbed the goals in this Football League Division Three game.

43 years ago on 02 September 1972 – Despite goals from Herbie Williams and Brian Evans, the Swans ended on losing 3-2 to Rochdale at the Vetch Field in the Football League Third Division.

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

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