17th October 1963
Keith Smith was twenty-five and playing for Alfreton Town when he was given an opportunity by Exeter City in 1989. Scoring twice on his debut, but not again, he later returned to Alfreton.Formerly a schoolboy player with Chesterfield, Smith wasn’t offered terms and moved into non-league football. He was playing for Alfreton Town and working as a self-employed hairdresser when he was given a trial by Exeter City in January 1989.
The then 25-year-old signed a contract until the end of the season, making an impressive debut when scoring twice as a substitute in the 5-1 home win over Rochdale on 28 January 1989. These were to be the only goals he scored for the club and, used mainly as a substitute during his time at St James' Park, was not offered a new cvntract.
He then signed for Alfreton Town for whom, in his two spells, he played 120 times scoring 31 goals.
Appearances as Substitute