Butterfield: It was a positive performance

By SFC Media time Sat 06 May Saints v Swansea
Photo by Naomi Baker | Danny Butterfield

Danny Butterfield was pleased with Southampton Under-18s’ performance against Swansea City, despite the visitors’ late leveller.

Tyreke Johnson’s second-half penalty was cancelled out late on to ensure a share of the points, though Butterfield felt Saints could have been further ahead by that point.

“On the whole it was a positive performance,” he started.

“There is a little bit of disappointment because we feel that if we were slightly more clinical we would be coming away with three or four more goals.

“But I don’t think we can fault the lads’ application or effort. They are all working hard for each other and have come a long way through the season together.”

Johnson won and then converted the penalty on 65 minutes to give Saints the lead at Staplewood.

And Butterfield was pleased to see the winger get on the scoresheet during his return to the action.

“Tyreke has had a good season,” he continued.

“He is only just trying to get back up to speed after coming back from an injury, but we have those players in forward areas that can hurt defences.

“The ball down the side that he gone on to for the penalty was a good one, and then he did well to get back up to convert it.”

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