On this day: Walker seals derby win

2nd November 2017

Keith Walker scored the only goal as the Swans sealed a 1-0 victory over Cardiff City at Ninian Park on November 2, 1997.

Fans’ favourite Walker netted in the 11th minute to give Alan Cork’s side three points against ten-man Cardiff.

Walker signed for the Swans in 1989 for £80,000 from St Mirren, before making 270 appearances for the Swans and scoring nine goals in all competitions during his 11-year stint at the club.

Walker was appointed club captain at the start of the 1997-98 season by Jan Molby, and wrote his name in Swans folklore by scoring the winner in the local derby.

The victory was the Swans’ fifth in the 1997-98 season. They ended the campaign in 20th position in the Third Division, one place ahead of Cardiff on goal difference.


Cardiff: Jon Hallworth, Mark Harris, Chris Beech, Wayne O’Sullivan, Scott Young, Jason Fowler (Steve White 84), Tony Carss (Scott Partridge 65), Craig Middleton (Gareth Stoker 80), Dave Penney, Glen Crowe, Andy Saville.

Swans: Roger Freestone, Mark Clode, Chris Edwards, Nick Cusack, Keith Walker, Kristian O’Leary, Richie Appleby, Jonathan Coates, Tony Bird, Jason Price, Steve Watkin (Aidan Newhouse 55).