Anthony Wright | We have to take our chances when on top

11th March
Anthony Wright

Coach Anthony Wright spoke of his pride in Swansea City Under-21s' performance against Cardiff City, but admitted they paid for missed chances in the 2-2 draw at Landore.

The Swans took the lead through a header from Mitchell Bates, but the Bluebirds equalised shortly before half-time thanks to Cian Ashford.

Swansea started the second half on the front foot and restored their advantage through a Joe Thomas header from a corner, but the Bluebirds piled on late pressure and managed to equalise two minutes into added time through Romaine Sawyers. 

Wright felt his side dominated large periods of the game and was disappointed the players did not get the full rewards he felt their efforts deserved. 

“I have a disappointed dressing room," said Wright. 

“To concede so late on in the game, the boys are disappointed, but I really enjoyed the performance, it was two teams going at it.

“It took us 15 minutes to settle into the game but, once we did, we played some good stuff.

“We scored a good goal, but we are disappointed with the manner of the goal we conceded right on half-time, we switched off and it was far too easy for the opposition to score.

“We went in and we addressed things in and out of possession, but I thought we dominated most of the second half and we just needed to go and get that next goal to kill the game off.

“But unfortunately for us Joe [Thomas] got injured and we were left with two defenders on the pitch, and with set-pieces coming at us for the last five minutes of the game we tried our best to deal with them. 

"It was a great strike into the corner, but overall I thought we played really well, and I am just disappointed for the players that they didn’t get their rewards.

“It's a learning experience for them, when you are having dominant spells you have to come out with a goal, and I don’t think we did that enough in the final third. I think we created opportunities but in fairness to them they defended their box well.”