Kilgetty’s Liam Cullen said he enjoyed the ‘best day’ he’d had in his football career ‘by a mile’ as his goal helped Swansea beat bitter rivals Cardiff in the Welsh derby on the weekend.

Joel Piroe opened the scoring inside three minutes for the Swans, with Cullen adding a second shortly after the half hour mark - to score in a derby for the first time.

Cardiff playing at home got back in the game with strikes in each half, before Cullen’s fellow Welshman Ben Cabango grabbed a 99th minute winner, sliding home at the far post, to give the Swans a 3-2 victory.

Cullen who had his first call up for Wales’ senior squad last month for the country’s double-header against Croatia and Latvia in the European Championships qualifiers, said after the win on Saturday that he was ‘absolutely buzzing’.

“It’s best day I’ve had in football by a mile,” remarked the 23 year-old striker after scoring his seventh league goal of the season.

“I said before the game that if I score and we win, it will be the best day of my life. We know how much it means to fans, we know how much it means to the staff, and players like myself who are lifelong fans.

“I think that was the main talking point before the game. The win means so much to everyone, you could see the fans at the end, and how much it means to them.

“So to win in that manner, in the last minute, it’s amazing; and hopefully we can keep giving the fans them celebrations,” said the former Greenhill School, Tenby pupil.

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Cullen celebrating the win at full-time with team mate Jamie Patterson (Liam Cullen/Instagram)