Swansea City Under-21s Gary Richards Fulham
30th October 2015
Gary Richards felt Swansea City Under-21s were unlucky after conceding a last-gasp goal in a 1-0 defeat at Fulham on Friday evening.
The Swans dominated the game with a number of chances in the second half - the best falling to defender Raheem Hanley, who saw his rifled shot cannon back off the post from 25 yards.
The Fulham defence also kept out efforts from Oliver McBurnie, Daniel James and Liam Shephard as the visitors went in pursuit of the opening goal.
The development squad looked to be heading towards a draw at Motspur Park before midfielder Joshua Smile fired home a last-gasp winner from the edge of the area in stoppage-time.
Despite the defeat, Richards felt the Swans were the better side.
"I felt we did enough to deserve three points and should have had a draw at the very least," he said. "Despite the result, Cameron (Toshack) and I are pleased with the performance.
"We played on the front foot, created good chances, were a threat in front of goal and looked as though we could score at any time from some of our movement.
"We have played very well but at the end of the day it did not go for us.
"The result is tough to swallow and to concede in the way we have late on is tough for the players.
"But we have been in this position before when we lost late on to West Brom. We will have a look at where it went wrong and bounce back from it.
"We will learn from the defeat and ensure our performance is as good as Friday's if not better next time round."