Brian Eastick was unimpressed with England's performance but heralded the return of James Vaughan.
England U19 v Switzerland
International U19 Friendly
7.30pm, 14 November 2006
Gresty Road, Crewe Alexandra FC
England Head Coach Brian Eastick says his young Lions need to improve after watching them snatch a late win over Switzerland on Tuesday night.
James Vaughan's injury-time header sealed a dramatic 3-2 win at Crewe but Eastick was far from impressed with his charges.
"It's nice to win a game having drawn four, but I was not particularly happy with the performance," said Eastick.
"We played reasonably well in the first half but we poor in the second half. We made so many unforced errors and made life difficult for ourselves. We have played better than that."
England looked on course for a comfortable night when Adam Hammill netted after five minutes, but the plucky visitors equalised through Daniel Pavlovic.
The impressive Hogan Ephraim handed England the lead for a second time moments later only for Switzerland to deservedly haul themselves level just after the break when Eren Derdiyock drilled home.
"We can't use the substitutions as an excuse," insisted Eastick. "When you make so many changes the game does lose some cohesion, but we made so many errors. I don't think we strung three passes together in the second half."
At least the game ended in positive fashion when Vaughan, on as a second half substitute, rose highest to head in a late winner.
"It was a super build-up - great cross, great header. Anyone would be pleased to win a football match with a goal like that.
"James is finding his way back. I have been talking to David Moyes regularly. He's been out for a year with a knee ligament injury, he's still rusty and needs games under his belt. It's nice to see him back in an England development squad again."