Snapshot | Derby delight for Hollins

8th April 2020

Martin Thomas wheels away in delight after finding the net for Swansea City against Cardiff City at The Vetch.

The clash on November 22, 1998, was Swans' boss John Hollins' first taste of a South Wales derby following his appointment in July of that year.

A crowd of 7,757 watched his side fall behind in just the fourth minute as John Williams - who had previously had spells with the Swans and would enjoy another stint in SA1 later in his career - gave the visitors the lead.

But Thomas, who would be the goalscoring hero of the famous FA Cup upset against West Ham later in the campaign, levelled with 21 minutes to play.

Then, in a dramatic finish, Matthew Bound scored what proved to be the winner in the 89th minute.

Hollins would guide Swansea to the Division Three play-offs, but they missed out on a trip to Wembley after losing to Scunthorpe in extra-time.