Rohan Davies | Resilience was key to comeback against Watford

21st November 2022
Rohan Davies

Swansea City Under-18 striker Rohan Davies believes that second-half patience and resilience were the catalysts for a hard-fought comeback against Watford in the Professional Development League as the teams played out a 1-1 draw.

Forward Davies’ second-half deflected effort was a fine reward for a fighting performance from the young Swans as earned a draw after trailing to Andres Aguilar’s first-half free kick in Landore.

The side - which included several members of the Swans under-16 contingent performed admirably - and the Swans could have gone on to win the game with late half-chances for Geoff Bony and Zane Myers.

“It’s good to get a point considering we didn’t have our full team out," explained Davies

"The boys showed resilience and we could have won in the end.

“There’s a few of the (under-16) lads that were with us in pre-season now that have stepped up and are in and out of the team. They’ve settled with us really well and as scholars it’s our role to welcome them into the group. 

“In the first half it didn't go our way, but in the second half after the team talk, we really rolled up our sleeves and worked hard for each other. 

“We needed to have confidence in ourselves to take shots. Even though a few went over the bar or went wide, it’s about working the keeper and letting them [Watford] know were trying to do.

“It was nice to get a goal, it’s three for the season. Hopefully I can get more time on the pitch because I’ve been on the bench recently. Hopefully I can prove myself to the managers and get some more game time.

“We’ve just got to keep on going now. Week by week and game by game. Now it’s about focusing on Colchester and hopefully we can go up there and get three points."