Gary Richards Swansea City Premier League 2
28th November 2016
Coach Gary Richards applauded Swansea City Under-23s' unbeaten run as the development squad extended their winning streak in Premier League 2 (Division 2) to five games with an impressive 2-0 victory against Norwich City on Monday.
Swansea raced into the lead on three minutes at Carrow Road as Alex Samuel's cross was converted into an own goal by the unfortunate Canaries defence.
Botti Biabi extended the Swans lead ten minutes into the second half from the penalty spot after Daniel James was fouled in the area.
A disciplined performance saw the young Swans control the rest of the game to earn their ninth league win of the season.
"I'm very pleased with the team performance tonight," Richards said.
"We knew it was going to be a tough game and I thought we were disciplined and produced a real professional performance to seal the win.
"Norwich are a good footballing side with some excellent young players so it was a game where we had to produce a real good work ethic.
"We looked very positive in the opening minutes and got our early goal because of it. From there we were dangerous on the counter-attack and could have added a third."
Victory at Carrow Road on Monday sees the under-23s extend their lead at the top of the division 2 table to eight points following Wolves defeat away against Brighton.
The young Swans next meet Bristol City in the Premier League Cup at Landore on Friday before the side return to East Anglia to face Norwich again in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy next Tuesday.
"That match in eight days time will be a very different encounter," Richards admitted.
"First we have to focus on our next game. It is great we have kept our winning momentum going.
"We can't be complacent in this league or the cups. If we are, we will get punished and this run will end which is not what we want, there is still a long season to go."
Photos by Norwich City FC / JasonPix