BLAST FROM THE PAST: Hull v Swans
19th December 2014
Hull City 0 Swansea City 2
Division Three - Saturday, 19 December 1998
The Swans consolidated their position in mid table with a comfortable victory over Hull at Boothferry Park.
In testing conditions, the visitors broke the deadlock ten minutes before half-time when Ritchie Appleby struck a fine shot past Andy Oakes.
And it got better for the Swans just five minutes later as Steve Watkin doubled the lead.
Despite a second-half rally from the home side, Swansea held firm to claim all three points to remain 11th in the Third Division table.
Hull, meanwhile, slipped to the bottom of the Football League with 15 points from 22 games played.
The Swans would gone on to finish seventh in the table and claim a place in the end of season play-offs.
However, John Hollins' side were defeated by Scunthorpe in the semi-finals but would go on to lift the Third Division title the following season.
HULL: Oakes (Roberts, 90), Hocking, Swales, Whittle, Perry, Whitney, Joyce, Hawes (McGinty, 68), Brown, Faulconbridge (Morley, 69), Dudley.
SWANS: Freestone, Jones, Howard, Cusack, Smith, Bound, Coates, Thomas, Alsop, Watkin, Appleby.