Ollie Jefferies pleased with opening day result for Swansea City U18s

13th August
Ollie Jefferies

Swansea City Under-18s' coach Ollie Jefferies was pleased with the young squad’s application as they kicked off their Professional Development League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Peterborough United at Landore on Saturday.

Thomas Woodward scored the opening goal of the afternoon when he finished from an Aimar Govea delivery shortly after the break.

And Govea bagged a goal of his own with a wonderful strike from outside the box with 11 minutes remaining.

Tyler Winters converted a penalty in stoppage time for Posh, after 10 minutes were added on, but the home side claimed all three points.

"We're very happy for the players to get a result in the first game of the season. It really helps the boys buy into our vision and the process that we've got in place," said Jefferies.

"It's a process that will take some time, we've got some things that we are focused on, that we saw in the game and that we are happy with. 

"There also plenty of areas where we can improve as well. I think the most pleasing thing is that we showed progression in the game, and the boys willingness to take on the information we gave them at half time.

"A big reason why were successful was the way they implemented what we told them at half time, we scored two good goals in the second half, and the way we scored them was related to things we had discussed previously.

"From a game management perspective, there are things we can do better. In moments when we are winning, we don't want to invite pressure.

"We addressed the importance of playing forward in those moments after the game, but we are still happy the boys got the result in the end."