Swans on this Day – September 28

Have you ever wondered how the Swans did on a particular date in history or were just curious as to which league or competition they played in? Maybe you’d even like to know when we’ve signed players or when a player celebarates his birthday!

Well read on to find out exactly when, who and what the Swans did on 28th September!

3 years ago in 2013 – Premier League leaders Arsenal won 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium in front of the TV cameras, leaving Michael Laudrup’s Swans without a Premier League home win in 8 games. An 82nd minute goal from Ben Davies was the only consolation for the 20,712 crowd.

6 years ago in 2010 – The Swans survived a late Watford comeback to win 3-2 at Vicarage Road in the nPower Championship. The result gave Brendan Rodgers side their first away win of the season in the league, thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair, Stephen Dobbie and West Ham loanee Frank Nouble. The win was all the more sweet for Rodgers having acrimoniously left the managerial hotseat at the Hornets in June 2009.

Sam Ricketts
Sam Ricketts
12 years ago in 2004 – Two goals in injury time from Sam Ricketts and Kevin Nugent gave the Swans a 2-0 win over Luton Town at the Vetch Field in the LDV Vans Trophy 1st Round – Southern Section. The 3,559 crowd also saw Kenny Jackett hand a debut to on-loan Watford striker Scott Fiztgerald.

14 years ago in 2002 – The 2nd from bottom Swans grabbed a useful point in a 1-1 draw at Hull City in Nationwide Football League Division Three. A second half strike from James Thomas secured a first point for new manager Brian Flynn, in his first away game in charge.

20 years ago in 1996 – A first half penalty save from Roger Freestone helped Jan Molby’s men hold high-flying Hull City to a goalless draw at the Vetch Field. A meagre crowd of 2,961 watch the Nationwide Football League Division Three game as the Swans slipped to 17th place in the table.

23 years ago in 1993 – Goals from Andy McFarlane, Andy Cook and Darren Perrett earned the Swans a comfortable 3-1 win at Plymouth Argygle in Autoglass Trophy 1st Round – Southern Section. The victory for Frank Burrows men, avenged a 1-0 home reverse aganst the same opponents in the league some 3 weeks earlier.

Andy Legg
Andy Legg
25 years ago in 1991 – The bottom of the table Swans secured their first Barclays League Division Three win of the season thanks for Andy Legg’s 50th minute winner against Peterborough United at the Vetch Field in front of a 2,685 crowd.

26 years ago in 1990 – The Swans were held to a 1-1 draw at the Vetch Field by 3rd placed Tranmere Rovers in Barclays League Division Three. Terry Yorath’s team were unable to hold onto the lead given to them by a first half Paul Raynor penalty.

31 years ago in 1985 – Manager John Bond saw his side lose 1 nil to Bristol Rovers in front of a 4,008 crowd at the Vetch Field in Canon League Division Three. The defeat to 20th placed Rovers meant the Swans remained in 22nd place in the table.

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

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