Fraser’s Greatest Game: Swindon 0 West Ham Utd 0 28th January 1989

TheWashbag recently asked Swindon Town goalkeeping legend Fraser Digby what was his greatest performance in our red & white in our interview…

“Memorable games were ones I always had against West Ham United as I always seem to play well against them. I remember we had a cup game at the County Ground and that was certainly my best performance in a Swindon shirt. I saved a point-blank header from David Kelly… it was just one of those games where they threw everything at us, and me, but I saved it.”

So here it is, unearthed courtesy of, BBC Points West highlights and full match footage of the FA Cup Fourth Round tie between Swindon Town and West Ham United on 28th January 1989 – which the Hammers won the replay 1-0.



Full Match

Fraser Digby Interview

Read Part 1 discussing his early career

Read Part 2 discussing life under Macari and Ardiles

Read Part 3 discussing Glenn Hoddle, a return to Old Trafford and finally reaching the Premier League

Read Part 4 discussing tough times at STFC under Steve McMahon

Read Part 5 discussing life after Swindon at Crystal Palace, QPR and retirement

Read Part 6 discussing his biggest regrets, best performances, best managers and a Hall of Shame entry

One comment

  • I was there at that game! Growing up, I only ever played in goal. I’d never play outfield because Fraser Digby was my hero and I wanted to be just like him. My Mum would take one look at my muddy knees and elbows and just knew I’d been throwing myself around like a loon in goal. I only ever wanted goalie gloves or a goalie shirt for Christmas or birthday all because of Fraser. One year I was given a goalie glove bag and I cried with happiness. Sadly, although I wasn’t too bad between the posts I could never match Fraser for his quality. I may not have been able to play like him, but I sure did think I was him each time I pulled off a save. As for that game, Fraser had a stormer, I remember it well. Such an excellent stopper and as a bonus it was all for my team as well.


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