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Swans Promoted to Championship

Swans Promoted to Championship
Monday 14 Apr 2008 [10:07]
 
We are delighted to announce that following Swansea City's 2-1 victory against Gillingham the Swans have gained promotion from League One to the Championship. 
 
Two goals from striker Guillem Bauza sent the Swans flying into the Championship with a battling victory at Gillingham.
 
The Swans were trailing after 22 minutes, but two goals late in the first-half sent the Swans into the second tier of English football for the first time in 24 years.
 
Over 1500 fans were celebrating at Gillingham, while back at the Liberty Stadium 1700 Swans fans were also ecstatic watching the game as it was beamed back live.
 
"It's been an enjoyable season," explained Roberto Martinez.  "We've set the pace for a long time in a very hard league.
 
"We've proved that you can be successful playing pretty football in the lower leagues.  That's the way Swans fans want us to play and we've secured a place in the second tier for the first time in 24 years.
 
"Everyone involved should be very proud because we've done it in style.  The players are strong and hungry for success and that's been our winning formula.
 
"Now we've got three games left to win the title.  It's an unique opportunity and we will be giving it everything we've got."
 
A spokesperson from the Stadium Management Company commented "this is a wonderful time for the club and also the stadium. It has been an exciting season and the promotion is something Swansea City deserve and have worked hard to achieve".
 
A win over Yeovil on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium will be enough to clinch the title.
 
Fans are urged to purchase tickets in advance ahead of this crucial fixture.  Tickets can be purchased online through www.swanseacity.net or by phone on 08700 400 004, or in person at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office.
 
Image from Steve Phillips, South Wales Evening Post
 
 
 

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