100 Not Out!

Swans score their first century

Well, we’ve finally made it to the ripe old age of 100. At 3.30 today, 7th September, it will be exactly 100 years since Swansea Town kicked off their first professional game in the Southern League Division II. The team that day was Whittaker (player/manager) in goal; Nicholas and Cleverley at full-back; Jepp, Duffy and Hamilton (captain) at half-back; Coleman and Messer on the wings; and Ball, Grierson and Swarbrick playing as inside forwards.

Ball scored the only Swans’ goal in a 1-1 draw, in front of 8,000 people at the old Vetch Field.

To read more about the game, follow this link 100 Years Ago Today

(According to the City Council the Vetch is open as a public park, so you can go down there and pay homage at 3.30!)

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