On This Day, Swansea City put themselves in pole position to reach Wembley following a slender 1-0 victory over the Iron at Vetch Field.
7,822 supporters were at the stadium to see the one-goal victory for the Swans, with Brian Laws calling on the experience of goalkeeper Tim Clarke to keep the scoring down. The replay would come just three days later at Glanford Park, and we all know how that would go.
It was Matthew Bound who headed in the only goal of the game on the stroke of half time and despite their aerial and set-piece threats, United kept the score to just once, giving them every confidence going into the second leg.
Overall playing record for May 16:
Played 1, Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 1, Scored 0, Conceded 1.
The Iron's full record for May 16 is as follows:
|1999||Division Three PO SF First Leg||Swansea City 1-0 Iron|