Darren Davies delighted to finish season on a high

29th April
Darren Davies

Coach Darren Davies was delighted to finish the season on a high after Swansea City Under-18s produced a second-half comeback to win 7-3 against Wigan Athletic at Landore.

The Swans had the ball in the net in the first five minutes thanks to a superb free-kick from Charlie Veevers, but a first-half hat-trick from Harrison Bettoni put the Latics on top.

Iwan Morgan would reply in kind with a hat-trick of his own - his second in as many games - to put the Swans 4-3 to the good.

And further goals from the striker - taking his tally for the season to 28 - and Kyrell Wilson (2) sealed the win at Landore.

The victory took the in-form Swans to a sixth place finish in the Professional Development League south division, and Davies couldn't be more proud of what the youngsters have achieved this season.

"It was a great way to end the season, it was a beautiful day at Landore, the sun was shining and we scored seven goals to top that off," said Davies.

"We did struggle in periods in the first half, we started a bit slowly. They were playing at a high press and we struggled to play with that at times.

"At half-time, we gave them solutions on how we were going to come out in the second half, how to dominate the press, play around them and gain control of the game.

"To be fair to the boys they executed it superbly and we went on to score some great goals. I think there was a couple of coast-to-coasts in there from Marge [Kit Margetson], all the way from the back to the front third, which is great. 

"We really finished our season well in the second half. I'm over the moon for they boys, they've worked so hard this season.

"They've reaped their rewards over the last 10 games as well, and I'm so proud of their resilience and fight today."