Snapshot | Swans go top

10th April 2020

Adebayo Akinfenwa gets a hug from Lee Trundle after scoring in a memorable victory over Southend United.

It was November 2005, and this was a top-of-the-table clash between the two clubs setting the pace in League One.

Kenny Jackett’s Swans had settled in well following their summer move from Vetch Field to the Liberty Stadium.

But a trip to Roots Hall to face the Shrimpers represented a big test for Jackett’s men.

It was a test they would pass, thanks in no small part to Trundle.

The star striker was in fine form in Essex, drilling home from Owain Tudur Jones’ flick-on to put the Swans ahead five minutes before half-time.

Trundle gave the Southend defence a difficult afternoon, and it was no surprise when he had a big hand in the Swans’ second goal just after the break.

When Trundle’s drive was parried, strike partner Akinfenwa was on hand to smash the ball into the net.

Freddy Eastwood pulled a goal back for the hosts nine minutes from time, but the Swans held on for a victory which put them top of the league.

The season would end in agony, though, as the Swans were beaten on penalties by Barnsley in the League One play-off final.