Darren Davies | The boys showed tremendous team spirit and character

28th January 2023
Darren Davies

Swansea City Under-18s' coach Darren Davies praised the team spirit and character of his side after they fought back from 4-2 down to secure a 5-4 victory at Queens Park Rangers.

Despite goals from Geoff Bony and Iwan Morgan, the Swans had headed into the interval 4-2 down after a brace from Kieran Petrie and goals from Sam Sackey and Youssef Yahyaoui for the R's.

But Darren Davies saw his side respond in magnificent fashion, in-form striker Morgan netting twice to complete his hat-trick, with Yori Griffith also on the scoresheet in a nine-goal thriller in west London.

“I’m really pleased for the boys, they all have big smiles on their faces. They deserved it today, they showed tremendous character and team spirit to come from 4-2 down," said Davies.  

“That is what Swansea City is about, it’s what we expect from the young men and what we we expect from anyone who wears the shirt. Today was fantastic. 

“We conceded some poor goals, which we know. We will always strive to be better under pressure, but to show that desire and team spirit to win the game is something they should be proud of.  

“At half-time, I actually told them to keep believing because we gifted them three or four goals and it could have possibly been four-all at half-time.  

“We were threatening every single time we went forward and we looked potent up front, which was really pleasing from our attacking aspect.  

“But I did also say what we couldn’t do, and that was to gift them more goals. I also said if you can keep a clean sheet in the second-half, we can go on and win the game. The boys were superb and did just that."