MATCH REPORT: Port Talbot 1 Swans U21s 4
19th July 2014
Swansea City Under-21s continued their pre-season programme with a comfortable victory over Port Talbot Town.
Chris Llewellyn's youngsters dominated the opening period and deservedly took a two-goal lead into half time.
It took only seven minutes for the visitors to break the deadlock as Alex Samuel's fine run set up Kenji Gorre, who finished well from six yards out.
And it wasn't long before the Swans doubled their lead as a defensive lapse from Port Talbot presented Lee Lucas with a great chance and the midfielder coolly slotted his effort past goalkeeper Steven Hall.
Gorre had a good chance to extend the advantage even further just moments later but his shot was well saved by the keeper, before the home side's best effort of the half fell to former Swans player Casey Thomas but he headed a fraction wide of the far post.
But the visitors were handed a golden chance to grab a third before the break as Curtis Obeng was tripped in the box, but Liam Shephard struck his penalty wide of the left-hand post.
Half time: Port Talbot 0 Swans U21s 2
After a number of changes by both teams at the break, it was the home side who halved the deficit in the early stages of the second period.
Keiran Lewis, on as a half-time substitute for the Steelmen, curled a wonderful effort past Oliver Davies from the edge of the box.
And it was the hosts who came close to levelling on the hour mark when a poor backpass from Alexander Gogic found its way to Martin Rose, but his weak effort was comfortably saved by Davies.
However, the Swans responded well and regained their two-goal lead when substitute Kyle Copp capitalised on a mistake by goalkeeper Steven Cann and fired home from the edge of the box.
And another substitue - Corey Francis - sealed the win late on as he converted well from Kurtis March's cross.
SWANS U21s: Oliver Davies, Liam Shephard, Alan Tate (Alex Gogic, ht), Scott Tancock, Connor Roberts, Lee Lucas (Kyle Copp, 57), Kurtis March, Curtis Obeng (Corey Francis, 57), Raheem Hanley, Kenji Gorre, Alex Samuel (Ryan Hedges, ht).
SUBS: Gregor Zabret, Alex Gogic, Kyle Copp, Corey Francis, Ryan Hedges