On this day: Swans claim crucial win

15th February 2018
Club

Swansea City continued their battle against relegation from the Football League by beating Cambridge United 2-0 on this day in 2003.

The Swans side had been overhauled by Brian Flynn, who had taken charge in September 2002 with the club bottom of what is now League Two and staring at relegation to the Conference.

Flynn's new-look team did not find it easy to get away from danger, but victory over Cambridge - which came courtesy of on-loan Blackburn striker Marc Richards - gave them hope.

This was their fourth win in six games, and lifted the Swans out of the relegation places for the first time sine November.

However, they would win only two of their next 12 matches after the Cambridge success.

That meant huge pressure at the end of the season, when the Swans beat Rochdale and then Hull on successive weekends to stay up by the skin of their teeth.