Ben Cabango was delighted to break his duck for Swansea City Under-23s, and hopes he can chip in with a few more goals before the 2018-19 campaign is done.
The 18-year-old defender – who spent the first half of the season on loan at TNS – scored the first of the Swans’ goals in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.
Cabango rose at the far post to head home from a pinpoint Matthew Blake corner to set the home side on their way, before Jordan Garrick added a second.
It was an excellent performance as the development side dumped holders Villa out of the competition, and they have a quarter-final to look forward to while they continue to battle for survival in Premier League 2.
“It was my first goal so I am happy with that, it helps the team if I can get on the scoresheet and when you add in a clean sheet that’s a pretty perfect night,” said Cabango, who became the first serving Swansea player to score in the Champions League after netting in a European tie for TNS early in his loan spell.
“It’s a great feeling and I hope I can chip in with a few more between now and the end of the season. It was one of my targets to get a goal and we have a quarter-final to look forward to and plenty to play for.
“We were positive on the ball, we were sharp in possession and worked really hard to get it back and that’s what the coaches wanted from us.
“We need to show more of the same in the weeks ahead."