Cameron Congreve thrilled to see hard work pay off after Crewe free-kick

9th May
Cameron Congreve

Cameron Congreve was pleased to see extra hours on the training ground pay dividends following his brilliant free-kick in Swansea City Under-18s’ victory over Crewe.

The midfielder, who is the under-18s’ leading marksman this season, took his tally to eight goals as Byron Anthony’s side ran out 3-1 winners at Landore.

With the scores level at 1-1 after 33 minutes of the Professional Development League showdown, Congreve left Crewe goalkeeper Tom Booth clutching at thin air with a precise 25-yard strike that nestled in the far corner.

The 17-year-old also played a part in the third goal, with his in-swinging corner turned home by Panashe Makokowe early in the second half.

Eager to add another string to his bow, Congreve has fine-tuned his set-piece technique through additional hours behind the scenes at Landore.

And the first-year scholar, who has been with the Swans since under-nine level, was pleased to see his efforts come to fruition.

Cameron Congreve

“I haven’t scored a free-kick for a while,” he said.

“It’s something else to add to my game.

“I like to practise free-kicks on the training pitch because they’re quite important in games.

“Also as an attacking midfielder, they provide me with another opportunity to score goals.

“The free-kick against Crewe was quite close to the goal and therefore, a good chance for me to score.

“I was really pleased to see it go in and that my hard work had paid off.”