On this day: Boyd bags brace on his debut

12th October 2017

The Swans ran out 2-0 victors against Rotherham United as Walter Boyd scored a brace on his debut at the Vetch Field in 1999.

Boyd made an instant impact, netting in the seventh minute after making the switch from Jamaican side Arnett Gardens earlier in the year.

The Jamaican international sealed the win with an 82nd minute goal for John Hollins’ side, who went on to win the Third Division in the 1999-2000 season - pipping Rotherham to the spot in the last game of the season.

Boyd finished his first season in British football with seven goals in 29 appearances, while he was famously sent off seconds after being introduced as a substitute in a 0-0 home draw with Darlington.

He later went on to represent Jamaica in the 1998 World Cup, with the striker featuring in all three group games for the Reggae Boyz.

Swans: Roger Freestone, Matthew Bound, Jason Smith, Kristian O’Leary, Lee Jenkins, Stuart Roberts, Nick Cusack, Martin Thomas, Jonathan Coates, Jason Price, Walter Boyd.

Unused subs: Jason Jones, Michael Howard, Steve Jones, Damien Lacey, Michael Keegan.