Toshack delighted with Checkatrade progress

10th October 2017
Checkatrade Trophy

Cameron Toshack highlighted Swansea City Under-21s' resilience after they beat League Two EFL side Newport County 2-1 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The result at Rodney Parade means the development side progress to the last 32 of the competition with a game to spare in Group E South.

After a drab first half, Kenji Gorre put the U21s ahead in the 70th minute before County leveled.

But the Swans ensured they took all three points as Courtney Baker-Richardson’s driven cross was deflected into his own goal by Exiles defender Jay Foulston  inside the final ten minutes.

“It was not the ideal performance, but it was the result we wanted,” Toshack said.

“Tonight’s game tested our attitude and mentality when our backs were against the wall.

“The reaction and resilience of the players was the most pleasing aspect of the performance.

“Myself and Gary (Richards) are pleased that we grew into the game and threatened more in the second half to get the goals.

“The changes we made helped us bring the game to life and Daniel James and Jordan Garrick’s attacking impact helped make a difference.

“Sometimes we need to realise that teams will not allow us to play the football we are capable of, but we showed resilience to push though and get the win.”