DERBY-DAY match winner, Tyler Smith is adamant he got the final touch on Tom Broadbent’s header as Swindon Town beat Oxford United 2-1 with an injury-time goal on Saturday.

Seven minutes after Smith’s unlikely strike partner spectacularly volleyed in Town’s equaliser, Broadbent nodded on a booming long ball from Akin Odimayo in the direction of Simon Eastwood’s goal.

As Smith charged for the ball, both players appeared to miss it as the ball trickled into an unguarded net to spark jubilant scenes among the Swindon squad.

Asked afterwards who really got the final touch, the Sheffield United loanee promised his studs grazed the ball on its way in.

Smith said: “It got flicked on and I’ve seen the ‘keeper rushing out. I thought: “if I get there first and get a nick on it, it’s going in”, and that’s what I did.

“To look up and see the ball trickle in the net, I can’t even tell you how excited I was.”

Smith played all 99 minutes of Swindon’s famous win, despite having last featured over a month ago when the striker netted a penalty in a 2-1 defeat away to Northampton Town.

Asked how he coped with the sizable workload given his lengthy absence, the 21-year-old responded by revealing half-time words from assistant manager Noel Hunt kept him focused on winning the game instead of his tiring legs.

He said: “It was a tough ask (to play the whole game), but I’m capable of doing it, as I proved at the weekend.

“I knew I was there fitness-wise, even though I’ve been out for a few weeks, but I just had to put a shift in for the team and that’s what I did.

“Noel Hunt said to me at half-time: “Ty, something will come for you so stick in there, be positive and something will drop.”

“I had that in my mind, I was aware at all times and luckily something did drop.”

Smith’s weekend strike was his sixth goal in 10 games in all competitions for Town, but the Sheffield lad – who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Friday – joked that he still won’t reveal his season target until he reaches the milestone.

Smith said: “It’s been a great start for me, but I know I need to keep going, take things game by game and see where I end up at the end of the season.

“I have a target, but I’m still not going to say! I’ll say when I reach it.”