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Swansea U18s 1-2 Spurs - Kieran's verdict

07 February 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Kieran McKenna’s only regret coming away from Swansea City on Saturday was that our Under-18s didn’t win by a bigger margin.

An early brace from Kazaiah Sterling saw us capitalise on a dominant first-half performance at the Swans’ Landore Training Ground in the Barclays Under-18 Premier league.

It was tougher going for us after the break but we still had chances and, although Aaron Lewis pulled one back for the home side with just under 15 minutes left, we were still good value for our 2-1 win.

Under-18s Coach Kieran was pleased to see Kazaiah back among the goals after a difficult period in which he’s struggled with injury, although he admitted we could – and perhaps should – have won by more.

“The first half was an excellent performance in very, very wet conditions,” he said. “I thought the quality of our football, some of our attacking play and our work rate to get the ball back was very pleasing.

“Obviously it was nice for Kazaiah to get on the scoresheet – he’s still recovering from an injury and so he’s been working his way back up – and for him to get two goals was good, but we should have scored a lot more in the first half really.

“In the second period Swansea made it a lot tougher for us but in that situation we should have killed the game off with a third goal because we had plenty of chances to pick them off and finish the game, but we didn’t manage to do that.

“They then scored from a free-kick but even after that I never felt we were under a massive threat, although there’s always a chance at 2-1 that something could happen and they could pop up with a goal so at the end we were glad to see the game through.”