Richard Faakye | Comeback win a performance to be proud of

30th January
Richard Faakye

Swansea City Under-18s' midfielder Richard Faakye was proud of the fighting spirit he and his team-mates showed in their superb 5-4 comeback victory over Queens Park Rangers.

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

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. 

Faakye played a vital role in the Swans’ second goal, assisting Morgan with a magnificent pass from beyond the halfway line to put the Swans ahead. 

“It was a bit of a mix of emotions really," said Faakye, who has also enjoyed a brief spell with the under-21s contingent this season, and trained with the first team on several occasions.

"We were 2-1 up, then I gave away a penalty and we fell behind 4-2. Then, by the final whistle, it was 5-4! it was a crazy amount of emotions,

“At half-time, we were told to stay in the game and to keep believing. They were creating a lot of chances, but we were too. Whoever would get the next goal, it would be game on.  

“When we did get that next goal, I started to believe that we could get the win and we did that. I think we deserved it. I’m proud of the boys. 

“We really showed our character. We’ve had bad results in recent weeks and results where maybe our character could have been questioned. 

“This result is needed in terms of putting recent weeks behind us, and we now want to kick on for the second half of the season.”