Cameron Toshack Swansea City under-23s

6th February 2017

Coach Cameron Toshack conceded Swansea City Under-23s were second best after they lost 1-0 at Brighton in Premier League 2 on Monday.
A first-half goal from Seagulls striker Harry Cardwell condemned the young Swans to their second consecutive league defeat, despite creating a number of chances to level.
"Tonight is a disappointing result," Toshack admitted. "For large spells, we were not anywhere near our best and we deserved to go a goal down.
"Brighton are a very well organised team. They have conceded the least amount of goals in our division and showed what they are capable of tonight.
"We were not at the races in the first half but performed a lot better in the second and were unfortunate not to find an equaliser with the chances we had.
"We created three or four good chances, but it was one of those nights where it did not happen for us."

Monday's result means the U23s' lead at the top of the Division 2 table is cut to seven points following Fulham's victory over Middlesbrough. 
The young Swans next face Norwich at Landore later this month with Toshack knowing they face no easy league game between now and the end of the season.
"These players have to step up knowing that people want to beat us," he added. "In the last few weeks we have become complacent and must put that right. 
"We can't take away the positives we have achieved so far this season, but the last few weeks have taken the shine off what has been an excellent campaign.
"We have to learn from these results, put them behind us and focus on the next challenge."

Photo by BHAFC/Paul Hazlewood