On This Day: Medwin treble sinks Foxes

24th March 2019
First team

A hat-trick from Terry Medwin helped Swansea City to the biggest win of the season as they sunk Leicester 6-1 at The Vetch Field on March 24, 1956.

Ron Burgess' Swans had conceded six goals in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, and they took a full measure of revenge with a fantastic display in this Second Division encounter.

A Swansea side including debutant Mel Nurse were on fine form and three goals in nine minutes put them into a decisive lead they were never to relinquish.

Both sides would end the game with 10 men after Harry Griffiths and John Ogilvie were dismissed following an altercation.

Not that it troubled the Swans as Medwin scored a hat-trick to add to a Len Allchurch strike and a brace scored by Griffiths before his sending off.

Leicester's effort from Jack Froggatt was scant consolation.

The Swans would finish the season in 10th, but would see Medwin depart for Tottenham that summer.