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Five memorable South Wales derbies

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: October 31, 2013

An inspired performance by Roger Freestone kept Cardiff at bay in 1998

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November 22, 1998

Swansea 2 Cardiff 1

A DRAMATIC second-half fightback culminated in Matthew Bound smashing home an injury-time winner.

Martin Thomas had equalised for the hosts 20 minutes earlier, canceling out John Williams’s fourth-minute opener as only an inspired performance from goalkeeper Roger Freestone prevented Cardiff from adding to their first-half advantage.

Swansea City: Freestone, Jones, Howard, Cusack, Smith, Bound, Price, Thomas, Newhouse (Alsop 52), Watkin, Appleby. Subs not used: Jenkins Roberts.

Cardiff City: Hallworth, Delaney, Ford, Mitchell, Young, Carpenter, Fowler, O’Sullivan, Williams (Allen 62), Nugent, Middleton (Hill 84). Not used: Eckhardt.

March 7, 1995

Swansea 4 Cardiff 1

IN unseasonal March snow, Swansea warmed their supporters with a scintillating performance that was too hot for Cardiff to handle.

John Williams, Dave Penny, Colin Pascoe and Shaun Chapple were all on target before Cardiff, whose fans were banned from the match, scored a late consolation through Nathan Wigg.

Swansea City: Freestone, Jenkins, Clode, Walker, Ford Pascoe, Williams (Chapple 77), Penney, Torpey, Ampadu, Hodge. Subs not used: Thomas, Jones.

Cardiff City: Williams, Honor, Searle, Aizelwood (Brazil 67), Baddeley, Perry, Wigg, Griffith, Pearson (Miller 79), Richardson, Fereday. Sub not used: Morris

September 20, 1988

Swansea 0 Cardiff 2

TWO goals in an explosive three-minute second half burst from Paul Wheeler and Terry Boyle stunned Swansea and sent Cardiff into the second round of the League Cup.

But the match is probably best remembered for the events that followed the final whistle when a group of Cardiff fans were reportedly chased into the sea by Swansea supporters.

Swansea City: Bracey, Hough, Coleman, Melville, Knill, James, Thornber (Wade 84), Hutchison (D’ Auria 76), Love, Davies, Raynor. Sub not used: Wade.

Cardiff City: Wood, Rogerson, Platnauer, Wimbleton, Stevenson, Boyle, Lynex, Curtis (Wheeler 67), Gilligan, Gummer, Kelly. Sub not used Bater.

September 3, 1985

Swansea 3 Cardiff 1

SWANSEA had Bristol referee Roger Milford to thank for a 3-1 victory against Cardiff in the Milk Cup.

Mark Farrington had put the visitors a goal up before Colin Randell controversially levelled as Cardiff furiously appealed for offside.

Four minutes later Randell added to his tally before Colin Pascoe made the game safe.

Swansea: Rimmer, Lewis, Sullivan, Price, Stevenson, Marustik, Hutchison, Randell, Waddle, McHale, Pascoe. Sub not used: Burrows.

Cardiff City: Rees, Leonard, Carver, Gibbins, Ford Mullen, Flynn (Micallef 82), Farrington, Vaughan, Meacock, McLoughlin,

March 26, 1960

Swansea 3 Cardiff 3

SWANSEA overhauled a three-goal deficit to claim a memorable draw against Cardiff in front of nearly 25,000 people at the Vetch.

Bonson, Moore and Walsh had given Cardiff the lead until the last half hour when Swansea sprang into life with Allchurch Hale and Reynolds hitting back.

Swansea City: King, Thomas, Griffiths, Johnson, Nurse, Hale, Allchurch, Williams, Reynolds, Webster, Jones.

Cardiff City: Vearncombe, Milne, Stitfall, Gammon, Malloy, Baker, Walsh, Tapscott, Moore, Benson, Watkins.

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