MATCH REPORT: Nottm Forest U21s 2 Swans U21s 5
29th September 2014
A dominant performance from Swansea City Under-21s saw them run out 5-2 winners over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
The visitors raced into an early two-goal lead as Forest were caught cold by Chris Llewellyn's side.
Henry Jones got the ball rolling after eight minutes when he slotted past Ross Durrant with a cool first-time finish.
Modou Barrow then doubled the Swans' advantage five minutes later but after half-chances for both Wilfried Gnahore and Dextor Blackstock, Forest halved the deficit through Oliver Burke's close-range finish.
However, the hosts were stunned once more on the stroke of half-time when Adam King hit an unstoppable 25-yard shot that flew past the goalkeeper.
The Swans continued their dominance in the second period and grabbed a fourth goal just past the hour mark when Kenji Gorre slotted home from James Loveridge's cross.
Oliver Davies then made fine saves from both Oliver Burke and substitute Nikolay Todorov, before the visitors added a fifth goal.
Barrow latched on to Liam Shephard's pass to round the keeper and slot into an empty net.
Forest did pull one back in stoppage time courtesy of Kieron Fenton's deflected free-kick, but the day belonged to the young Swans as they returned to winning ways in style.
SWANS U21s: Oliver Davies, Liam Shephard, Raheem Hanley, Henry Jones, Alex Gogic, Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Joseph Jones, 80), Modou Barrow, Adam King (Kurtis March, 69), James Loveridge, Josh Sheehan, Kenji Gorre (Ryan Hedges, 65).
SUBS NOT USED: Gregor Zabret, Alex Samuel.