U23s’ work ethic delights Richards

19th September

Gary Richards applauded Swansea City Under-23s' resilience as the development side picked up another point in Premier League 2 with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham at the Lamex Stadium.

Swansea took the lead minutes into the second half as Japhet Tanganga was unfortunate to deflect George Byers’ corner into his own net before Spurs striker Kazaiah Sterling equalised.

Oli McBurnie’s composed finish from six-yards restored Swansea’s lead in the 75th minute but were pegged back once again inside the closing stages when Spurs’ substitute Keanan Bennetts cut inside to fire home a low shot into the far corner.

Despite the late equaliser coach Gary Richards declared himself pleased with a point.

“The whole team put a shift in and we deserved to get something from the game,” he said.

“The work ethic was exceptional. We have to be pleased with the performance and the way we have built from last week’s win against Derby.

“It was end-to-end and we constantly looked a threat in attack with good opportunities created in the final third.

“We train well, so it is important we take that into games and get the rewards on the pitch.

“We had some late chances and on another day we could have got the win but we are pleased with a point.”

Swansea City’s Under-23s are back in action this Friday, September 22 against Manchester City at Landore (7pm).