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