On this day: Swans go top

2nd September 2018

Swansea City beat Bury 2-0 to go top of the Third Division on this day in 1978.

The Swans had made a flying start to life in the third tier following their promotion the previous season.

John Toshack’s side were unbeaten in their opening three games ad they welcomed Bury to Vetch Field.

And they continued their good run with a third consecutive victory against the Shakers.

Robbie James opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season, while Jeremy Charles was also on target to seal the points.

On this day in 1986, the Swans progressed to the League Cup second round following a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Hereford United.

They had only failed to advance beyond the opening round of the competition once in their last eight attempts.

That record looked to be under threat six days earlier when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Hereford in the opening leg of their clash in the 1986-87 competition.

But there was to be no denying Terry Yorath’s side in the return fixture as Sean McCarthy scored twice, while David Hough, Colin Pascoe and Chris Harrison completed the rout.