Darren Davies | The boys showed tremendous spirit

18th September 2022
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Darren Davies admits there is still be work to be done for his Swansea City Under-18s side, but praised their spirit after they came back from two goals down to claim a point at Burnley.

The Clarets had led through Vernon Masara, but the hosts' opener was cancelled out by Geoff Bony before the break.

Further goals for Ryan Tioffo and Joe Westley put Burnley in firm control and seemingly on course for three points, only for Kyrell Wilson and Iwan Morgan to strike in the final moments and snatch a 3-3 draw for the visitors.

"We were disappointed in the dressing room, in fairness, I don't think we were at our best and the boys acknowledged that," said Davies.  

"But, fair play to them as they showed tremendous spirit and fight, and we could have won it at the end.

"There is still plenty to work on, we think and we know that we are better than we were in this game.

"There were a few things we addressed at half-time, one of them was out of possession and how they were hurting us with their midfield overload. 

"In possession, we didn't pass the ball as well as we usually do. We spoke about getting on the ball, being composed and passing the football. 

"I think we showed that more in the second-half, and ultimately it helped us get two late goals.

"They really believed in themselves. Positively, we know we can be better and we know we can pass the football better than we did.

"But, we showed that never-say-die attitude, we went right to the end and we ended up getting something from the game."

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