Opening goal epitomises team ethic, says Jamal Lowe

14th April
First team
Sheffield Wednesday Away Jamal Lowe Andre Ayew Jay Fulton celebration

Jamal Lowe felt his opening goal in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday perfectly summed up Swansea City’s team ethos.

The Swans made it two wins from two away trips as Lowe’s 12th goal of the season and Jay Fulton’s second-half header sealed a 2-0 victory at Hillsborough, which came just three days after a 3-0 triumph at Millwall.

Those results mean the Swans sit seven points adrift of second-placed Watford and nine above Reading, who sit seventh in the Championship table.

Lowe ended a 17-game run without a goal after netting a brace at The Den, and he was at it again on Tuesday night as he opened the scoring against the Owls.

He struck just after the half-hour mark in Yorkshire, with Andre Ayew outmuscling Tom Lees of possession before racing in on goal. Rather than opting to shoot with just keeper Kieran Westwood to beat, Ayew took advantage of the two-on-one situation and teed up Lowe from close range.

Fulton’s goal rounded off an enjoyable evening for the Swans, and Lowe felt the opening goal emphasises how strong the team spirit is within the squad.

Sheffield Wednesday Away Jamal Lowe goal

“It’s a brilliant team performance and a brilliant team goal,” said the Jamaica international.

“We went on the press and Andre won the ball back. We were two-on-one with the goalie, and Andre squared it to me and all I had to do was put it in the net.

“It was very unselfish, and it typifies how we are as a team. It’s all about the team.”

Sheffield Wednesday Away Jamal Lowe Andre Ayew celebration

Following his stretch without finding the net, Lowe now has three goals in two games as the Swans head into their last five games of the season.

And Lowe is hoping to continue his scoring form – starting with Saturday’s home clash with Wycombe Wanderers.

“I’ve played football long enough to know you won’t score every game,” said the 26-year-old.

“I trusted myself, kept working hard in training and in games, and I knew the goals would come.

“You’ve just got to work hard, make sure you’re in the right place and doing the right things. Then the quality and technique you work on every day can hopefully pay off.

“It would be great if I can go on a run again as we head towards the final few games.”