On this day: Gomersall goal seals win

26th October 2017
Club

Vic Gomersall netted his first of the season to give the Swans a 1-0 victory over Port Vale at the Vetch Field in 1968.

Full-back Gomersall, who signed from Manchester City for £5,000 in August 1966, was a regular in Billy Lucas’ side and scored two goals in 43 league appearances in the 1968/69 season.

After spending six years playing for the Swans at the Vetch Field, Gomersall went on to work in the club’s commercial department.

The Swans had a spectacular start to the 1968/69 season in the Fourth Division, losing only one match by the end of September, and conceded just eight goals in the first ten matches of the season.

However, things took a turn for the worse in October as the Swans lost their first three matches of the month. The Swans were back to winning ways with the 1-0 win over Port Vale thanks to Gomersall.

The 1968/69 season saw Walter Robbins take charge of the Swans for the rest of the season after Lucas resigned in March.

The Swans finished the season in 10th position on 49 points, just seven points off a promotion spot.

Swans: Dilwyn John, David Lawrence, Vic Gomersall, Geoff Thomas, Mel Nurse, Carl Slee, Brian Evans, Herbie Williams, David Gwyther, Jimmy McMorran, William Screen.