Swans spirits lifted, says Ash
6th April 2013
Ashley Williams revealed the Swans' spirits were lifted after a draw at Norwich City kept them on course for a top-half finish.
Michael Laudrup's side ended a run of three consecutive defeats as they came from behind to earn a point having earlier led at Carrow Road.
In a pulsating game, Michu thumped home his 21st goal of the season to edge the Swans ahead before Robert Snodgrass levelled five minutes before the break.
Norwich then led through Michael Turner's effort, but Luke Moore tapped home with 15 minutes to go to ensure the Swans shared the spoils.
And Williams, who led the side in East Anglia, felt the Swans will take heart from their performance as they earned their first point against the Canaries since both teams were promoted to the Barclays Premier League.
"We did well in large periods of the game. We had the better chances, so you could say it was two points dropped but we had lost three on the bounce, so it was good to stop that rot with a point away from home," said the centre-back.
"There were times in the game where we were controlling it and kept the ball well.
"But there were other phases where we lost our way and focus a little bit, which has happened a few times in the last few weeks.
"The problems we had today we created ourselves. Both the goals were disappointing to concede.
"As a team we have got to keep our positions better when we lose our way.
"But we showed character to come back from 2-1 down. I thought Luke played well today and took his goal well.
"That was among the positives today.
"I've had a lot of defeats here over the years, so a point is seen as a decent result."
He added: "It would be a shame if we dropped out of the top half. We've spent most of the season in the top ten, so the aim is to ensure we keep in the top half.
"There's six games to go, and we've got a lot of hard work to put in during training sessions before we host Southampton in a couple of weeks time."