Chelsea end U18s’ winning run

9th February 2018

Swansea City Under-18s saw their four game winning run in Premier League South ended by a 5-1 defeat against league leaders Chelsea at Cobham Training Centre.

The Blues continued their dominance at home as striker Charlie Brown fired Chelsea into the lead inside ten minutes. 

The young Swans almost levelled up a minute later as Oliver Cooper saw his chance cleared off the line.

However Chelsea doubled their lead just before the half hour mark as full-back Tariq Lamptey beat two defenders before supplying Conor Gallagher.

Chelsea added a third five minutes later through Tariq Uwakwe’s impressive finish before Marc Guehi headed another before half time.

Swansea rallied after the break and looked to get something from the contest as Oli Cooper headed home a free-kick.

But the goal would only deny the home side a 13th clean sheet as Marcel Lewis’ curling free-kick secured Chelsea three points extending their lead at the top of the table to nine. Swansea meanwhile stay fourth.

The young Swans are next in action this Sunday as a Under-19s side faces Newport County in the quarter-final of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore (2pm).

Chelsea U18s: Nicolas Tie; Tariq Lamptey, Marcel Lavinier, Marc Guehi, Jon Panzo; Jon Russell, Conor Gallagher (c), George McEachran (Renedi Masampu 82); Tariq Uwakwe (Tushaun Walters 74), Charlie Brown (Martell Taylor-Crossdale 74), Marcel Lewis.

Subs not used: Karlo Ziger, Dynel Simeu.

Swans U18s: Alex Lang, Finley Hazell (Marc Walsh 57), Matthew Blake, Tom Price, Ben Cabango, Brandon Cooper (c), Mason Jones-Thomas, Joe Lewis, Shaq Wynter-Coles (Bradley Gibbings 68), Oliver Cooper, Kees de Boer (Jack Fox 68).

Subs not used: Cameron Evans, Nathan Shepperd.