Jarred Harvey | The boys kept their focus

1st March
Jarred Harvey U18s

Coach Jarred Harvey praised the attitude and application of Swansea City Under-18s after they progressed to the Professional Development League Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 victory at Sheffield United.

The Swans found themselves 1-0 up inside a minute, the referee awarding a penalty for foul on Seb Dabrowski in the area, converted by Sammy Henia-Kamau.

The hosts then went down to 10 men when Jayden Prunty was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident. 

The Blades still had their chances but a brilliant display from Kit Margetson denied them, and the Swans went on to seal the win with further goals from Aimar Govea and Dabrowski.

It marked the Swans’ third consecutive win in all competitions, with a busy three-game week on the horizon.

And Harvey was delighted with the performance, particularly given a late change of venue was required due to a waterlogged pitch.

"Overall, the result is great and it was a good day. It didn't start brightly due to the last-minute change of venue and playing on 3G," said Harvey. 

"This is the reality sometimes, and fair play to the players for not letting the change get to them, they retained their focus and got on with it.

"From the warm-up, the boys applied themselves brilliantly, and showed great attitude throughout. The execution of the gameplan was everything we had asked from them.

"I thought we deserved the win. The three goals we scored were excellent, even the penalty. A huge credit to our forwards for how dangerous we were.

"We've been saying the past couple of weeks to be more ruthless in both boxes, and I think the players did just that.

"It was a real team effort, but I would like to add that Kit Margetson made some incredible saves that really kept them from getting back into the game."