Drummy compares Yorwerth to Tottenham legend Ricky Villa

Josh Yorwerth. Crawley Town FC. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160718-114330001
Josh Yorwerth. Crawley Town FC. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160718-114330001

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy has likened Josh Yorwerth’s goal at Exeter City to Ricky Villa’s classic strike in the 1981 FA Cup final.

Wales Under-21 international Yorwerth spent last season on loan from Ipswich Town playing in what was one of the leakiest defences in League 2 (Crawley’s).

Fast-forward a few weeks and he is now a changed player, coming off the bench to play in his new midfield role.

Minutes after coming on the field on Tuesday night he went on a mazey run through the Grecians’ defence to score the winning goal which lifted Reds to the joint-top spot in the table.

Drummy denied Yorwerth single-handedly won Crawley the match, but stressed: “We won through a fantastic team effort.

“Am I surprised Josh did so well? No! I have seen his technical ability.

Crawley Town FC Manager Dermot Drummy. 07-05-16. Pic Steve Robards  SR1613170 SUS-160705-170454001

Crawley Town FC Manager Dermot Drummy. 07-05-16. Pic Steve Robards SR1613170 SUS-160705-170454001

“I am delighted he scored. It was good he had the confidence not to shoot but to dribble and place it in the net.

“He hasn’t always started or played but he showed the right mentality.

“I likened his goal to Ricky Villa - much to the delight of some Spurs fans I know!”

Drummy added: “It’s a good moment for Josh.”

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