Loveridge strike seals U21s win
James Loveridge's second-half strike secured all three points for Swansea City Under-21s against Bristol City on Monday afternoon.
The young Swans travelled to Failand Training Ground with new signings Raheem Hanley, Adam King and Jay Fulton all set to make their competitive debuts for the development side.
After a tightly contested first-half, the visitors came flying out of the traps at the start of the second period and went in front when Loveridge netted three minutes after the break.
Loveridge capped off a fine move by the Swans, latching on to Fulton's perfectly-weighted through ball before beating the goalkeeper from an acute angle.
The youngsters continued to press home their superiority for a period after taking the lead, with good combination play between the likes of Liam Shephard, Alex Bray and Loveridge down the right-hand side, but were unable to apply the finishing touch in the final third.
As the game entered its final stage, Bristol City stepped up their attempts to find an equaliser as Liam Kelly had a volleyed effort cleared off the line by Shephard.
The Swans defence remained unbreakable for the remaining minutes, holding on for a clean sheet and all three points.
SWANSEA CITY U21s: Gregor Zabret, Liam Shephard, Raheem Hanley, Alex Gogic, Scott Tancock (c), Adam King, Jay Fulton, Oscar Sielva, Alex Bray (Curtis Obeng), Gwion Edwards, James Loveridge.