Jamal Lowe, the Swansea City forward who has represented Jamaica just once, is just one match away from competing in the English top-flight.
The 26-year-old was out-of-sorts as the Swans held Barnsley 1-1 in the second leg of the Championship play-off. But they progressed 2-1 on aggregate to set up a showdown with Brentford, whose star striker is Jamaica target Ivan Toney. Lowe, who had been on an incredible scoring spree since making his international debut, failed for a second successive match to get on the scoresheet.
Matt Grimes, who brought the ball down just outside the area following the tame palming by keeper Brad Collins from Conor Hourihane’s free-kick, found the far corner of the net on 39 minutes. But Cauley Woodrow equalised with a crisp finish on the counter-attack after 71 minutes to keep the 3,000 Swansea fans on tenterhooks, who were seeing their side live in action for the first time in 441 days, until the final whistle.
Lowe, who was playing at semi-professional level until he joined Portsmouth for the 2016-17 campaign, was left beaming after Swansea’s latest victory.
The Welsh side are now just a game away from returning to the English Premier League after their three-year exodus.
Lowe, a late call-up for Jamaica scored an outrageously cheeky goal in their 4-1 defeat in March’s exhibition match against the United States in Austria.
He will be hoping to return to the scoresheet when the Swans face a Championship play-off rematch against Brentford on 29 May, who dumped them at the semi-final stage 3-2 last season.
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