Jarred Harvey | The boys gave it their all

12th March
Jarred Harvey

Coach Jarred Harvey was "over the moon" with the performance and result as Swansea City Under-18s sealed their place in the Professional Development League Cup final for the first time.

Thomas Woodward and Jacob Cook were on the scoresheet for the hosts at Landore as they defeated Watford 2-0 to set up a final against Millwall next month.

The win made it five victories in a row for the development side, and it was thoroughly deserved following a dominant showing after the break.

"I'm over the moon for all of the players and staff," said Harvey.

"We've been taking it game by game, and building momentum in the lead up to this semi-final and we've produced another brilliant performance.

"To get to a cup final at any level of football is a great achievement. The boys have deserved it and we did it in our own way.

"It was a tough game, we were a bit slow to get started which is not like us. As soon as we settled into the game and into our rhythm, we kicked on.

"We scored two great goals today. The first goal in transition, Yori [Griffith] did well to set Woody up, and he always knows where he is.

"Cookie's [Jacob Cook] finish was outstanding, the whole team was excellent and I've said it in recent weeks, their togetherness is a credit too them.

"To listen to the boys singing and dancing after the game really sums up what it means, it's brilliant to see.

"I also want to give credit to Ollie Jefferies, Sam Morris, Paul Whitfield, Jamie Field and Tom Rowlatt, and to everyone at Landore, for their fantastic work behind the scenes, what you see on the pitch is a result of what they do."

The final will see the Swans face the Lions on April 30 with a draw set to determine whether the final is played at the Swansea.com Stadium or The Den.

"A stadium game is always a great experience, it's a taste of senior football and we'd hope there will be a good crowd wherever it is played," added Harvey.

"Millwall have been on very good form this season at both under-18 and under-21 level, but to meet in a final will pose a different test."