Past meetings: Swans v Brighton

2nd November 2017
First team

With the Swans welcoming Premier League newboys Brighton to the Liberty on Saturday, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here, we bring you some past meetings from the Carling Cup, League One and Division Three.


Swansea 3 Brighton 0

Carling Cup – Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Stephen Dobbie brace and a goal from Garry Monk helped the Swans progress to the second round of the Carling Cup in the first victory for the Swans under new manager Paulo Sousa.

Skipper Monk opened the scoring with a headed goal from close range after Alan Tate’s effort cannoned off the woodwork.

Stephen Dobbie netted his first goal for the club in the 60th minute after making the switch from Queen of the South on a free transfer that summer.

Dobbie sealed the win for the Swans at the Liberty when he chipped the ball over Brighton keeper Michel Kuipers and slotted home with a well-taken goal.

Sousa’s side were knocked out of the 2009/10 Carling Cup in the second round after a narrow 2-1 loss to Scunthorpe United at the Liberty. The Swans finished in seventh position in the Championship that year, narrowly missing out on a play-off place to Blackpool.

Swans: Dorus De Vries, Alan Tate, Garry Monk, Federico Bessone, Leon Britton, Andrea Orlandi, Nathan Dyer, Jordi Lopez (Guillem Bauza, 56), Matty Collins (Angel Rangel, 61), Mark Gower (Kerry Morgan, 73), Stephen Dobbie.

Unused subs: Marcos Painter, Jamie Grimes, Gorka Pintado, Chad Bond.

Swansea 2 Brighton 1

League One – Saturday, April 21, 2007

Darryl Duffy’s double secured victory for Kenny Jackett’s play-off chasing Swans.

Brighton scored the opener in the 14th minute when striker Alex Revell headed home following a Sam Rents cross.

On-loan striker Duffy scored the leveller in the 21st minute, assisted by Alan Tate, before netting his second of the match just 20 minutes later to secure the three points.

Jackett’s side finished in seventh position in League One at the end of the 2006/07 season on 72 points, just missing out on a spot in the play-offs.

Swans: Willy Gueret, Alan Tate, Izzy Iriekpen, Marcos Painter (Ashley Williams, 46), Dennis Lawrence, Kristian O’Leary, Leon Britton, Andy Robinson (Kevin Austin, 63), Ian Craney, Lee Trundle, Darryl Duffy (Pawel Abbott, 87).

Subs not used: Andy Oakes, Kevin Amankwaah.

Swansea 2 Brighton 0

Division Three – Saturday, December 18, 1999

Goals from Nick Cusack and Jonathan Coates secured a fourth consecutive victory in the Third Division for John Hollins’ Swans.

Swansea stalwart Nick Cusack scored the opener in the 22nd minute to give the Swans an early advantage at the Vetch Field.

Cusack who signed from Fulham in October 1997 was a hard-working midfielder who netted 13 league goals in 198 league appearances for the Swans. He later became caretaker manager of the Swans and was appointed player-coach before he was replaced by Brian Flynn in 2002.

Jonathan Coates doubled Swansea’s lead in the 78th minute to continue the Swans’ unbeaten run.

The Swans were crowned champions of the Third Division at the end of the 1999/2000 season, finishing with a total of 85 points from 46 games, earning them promotion to the Second Division.

Swans: Roger Freestone, Steve Jones, Michael Howard, Matthew Bound, Jason Smith, Nick Cusack, Damien Lacey, Jason Price, Steve Watkin, Jonathan Coates (Ryan Casey, 83), Julian Alsop.

Unused subs: Jason Jones, Martin Thomas, Michael Keegan, Tommy Mutton.