Toshack hails Under-18s' mentality
9th January 2015
Under-18s coach Cameron Toshack hailed the squad's mentality as they kicked off the new calendar year with victory over Cardiff City.
A goal in each half from Owain Jones and Dylan Thomas secured a 2-0 win at Landore as the Swans moved up to second in the Development League Two South table.
Jones opened the scoring midway through the first half, while Kyle Copp also missed a second-half penalty.
But Dylan Thomas netted a contender for goal of the season from 25 yards to wrap up the points for the home side late on.
And coach Cameron Toshack was pleased to see the players pick up from where they left off at the end of 2014.
"We focused on trying to start the year well, and the players have been training well and you could see that they had taken on board the things we've been working on.
"Sometimes when you have a break it is difficult to maintain the momentum you have built up previously, but when we kept the ball on the floor we showed what we're capable of and the players deserve a lot of credit for that.
"We started the game well, it wasn't easy in the conditions but we still managed to create chances.
"We had a sticky spell at the start of the second half where they caused us a few different challenges, but we dealt with that and imposed ourselves on the game once more.
"One of the things we have spoken about is playing without the ball. Everyone has a role to play out of possession and it's pleasing to see the players taking that on board.
"We had a good shape about us and were able to restrict Cardiff somewhat."