"I wasn't a frequent goal scorer," Smart says. "I didn't get more than about 60 in 350-odd games. But I seemed to have a knack of getting important ones and I scored something like seven in the League Cup run. The one in the final was a bit of a scramble. The ball went in off my shin."
Smart also made the pass from which Rogers raced half the length of the pitch to score Swindon's third. "Donald had a tremendous game. Everybody did well, really."
After 12 years at the County Ground where he had signed as an 18-year-old, Smart moved on to Charlton before finishing his career in the non-League game with Bath and then Trowbridge. Now 51, he keeps the Plough Inn in Devizes Road, Swindon.
He and his partner, Lynn, have two sons, five-year-old Steven and Adam, nearly four. "I'd encourage both of them to become footballers if they want to," he said.
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