Saturday 6th April 2024
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6th April
Sammy Henia-Kamau

Goals from Sammy Henia-Kamau and Thomas Woodward got Swansea City Under-18s back to winning ways with victory over Fleetwood Town.

Henia-Kamau put the Swans a goal to the good inside 10 minutes, but Fleetwood drew level not long after through Rylee Wilkinson's long-range effort.

However, in-form Woodward would get the Swans back in front after some clever build-up from Yori Griffith and, although the striker would later miss a penalty, the Swans were able to claim all three points.

Kit Margetson returned between the sticks following international duty with Wales Under-19s, while Harlan Perry and Iestyn Jones were in the starting line-up fresh from qualifying for the European Under-17 Championship finals.

Under-15s' player Carter Heywood got his second start for the older age-group, while Milo Robinson would make his debut off the bench.

The Swans had been in good form prior to defeat against Birmingham last time out, and they created a few early openings, but were denied a breakthrough by a combination of the offside flag and the Fleetwood keeper.

But there was to be no denying Henia-Kamau from the edge of the area moments later when he turned in from Ramon Rees-Siso’s lay-off.

Fleetwood nearly levelled immediately, but striker David Animasaun fired over the bar from close range.

But the majority of chances were going the way of the Swans, and top scorer Woodward came close to adding to his tally as his strike from distance stung the palms of Ollie Bellzia.

However, a quick counter from the hosts led to them equalising 10 minutes later. Wilkinson sending a low driven effort past Margetson.

A misplaced ball in midfield then had Reece Wilkes interested, but Perry pulled of a brilliant block to clear the danger.

Ramon Rees-Siso

The Swans made a bright start to the second period. Rees-Siso and Woodward linked up well, only for the former to be denied a superb goal by a clearance off the line.

But the Swans would soon regain the lead. Griffith produced an excellent solo run, beating three defenders before picking out Woodward, who was on hand for the tap in.

The drama continued with the Swans awarded a penalty just two minutes later when Perry was fouled in the area.

However, Bellzia was equal to Woodward’s spot-kick and Henia-Kamau’s follow-up effort.

Brogan Popham then had the ball in the back of the net after a brilliant touch and volley flew past Bellzia, but the offside flag was quickly raised to rule out his strike.

The Swans were firmly on top, with Henia-Kamau and Woodward seeing chances denied in the closing stages. 

Substitute Aidan Higgins could have added a fourth deep into stoppage time after a strong solo run, but the keeper got down well to make the save as the Swans claimed the spoils.

Swansea City Under-18s: Kit Margetson, Carter Heywood, Brogan Popham, Harlan Perry (Bobo Evans), Iestyn Jones (captain), Yori Griffith, Josh Pescatore, Thomas Woodward, Sammy Henia-Kamau, Ramon Rees-Siso, Caio Ifans (Aidan Higgins).

Substitutes: Milo Robinson.