Swansea City Under-18s Manchester United Chris Llewellyn reaction
4th March 2016
Coach Chris Llewellyn hailed Swansea City Under-18s' character after they snatched a dramatic draw against Manchester United on Friday.
The young Swans fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 thanks to a brace from forward Jordan Garrick before a late strike from defender Dan Jefferies.
The result sees Swansea maintain their unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League group 3 play-offs following as 2-2 draw away at Southampton last week.
"It was a pleasing result and overall a draw was a fair result," said Llewellyn.
"We went out to win the game but circumstances changed when we went two goals behind.
"It was a strange match. The game looked like it would go either way but the team showed good character to fight their way back and earn a point."
A goal in each half from frontman Garrick helped the young Swans back into the game before the striker's header teed-up Dan Jefferies to equalise in the last minute.
And Llewellyn was delighted with Garrick's performance.
"It has been a frustrating time for Jordan," Llewellyn added. "He has been here a few months but was unable to play because of international clearance.
"Since he has come into the team he has added quality to the group with his has pace and power up front. He showed what his game is all about today.
"Games like today show how far we have come as a group this season. Fine margins can help turn these draws against Southampton and United into wins.
"We want to show there is more to come from us in our remaining fixtures,where we will be aiming to win as many play-off games as we can."