Preview | Bristol City U18s v Swansea City U18s

21st October 2022
Josh Carey

Swansea City Under-18s are back on the road as they get set to take on Bristol City at the Robins High Performance Centre in the Professional Development League on Saturday (11am kick-off).

The young Swans will look to bounce back after suffering a 5-0 defeat at Ipswich Town just last week. 

Bristol City haven't registered a win in their last three games, falling to defeat against Colchester and Millwall. The young Robins' most recent outing saw them earn the share of the spoils against Reading FC in a 2-2 draw.  

Swansea City Under-18s' coach Darren Davies said: "We'll look back on video and analyse our positions and structure, we'll see how we can improve.

"We've got some boys away with Wales and even further afield for Ecuador. So that will mean players will  be able to build up minutes and game time.

"We'll have good preparations going into it. Bristol were a tough side last year, but we'll just keeping doing what we do on the training pitch and in the game." 

Adrian Akande

Previous meeting - November 20, 2021

Bristol City 4 Swansea City 3

A stirring second-half comeback was not enough for 10-man Swansea City Under-18s as they came out on the wrong side of a seven-goal thriller at Bristol City.

The Swans went into the break three goals down before conceding a fourth just after half-time.

But a goal and assist from Adrian Akande, as well as a goal from Filip Lissah inspired a fightback that fell just short of Swansea snatching a point.

The Swans hit back as Akande pulled one back 30 minutes from time, a great ball from Charlie Veevers sending the forward through to place the ball past the goalkeeper.

Akande then turned provider just three minutes later, a great low ball allowing Geoff Bony to finish from close range. Lissah also found the net but it was not enough for the brave visitors to earn a share of the spoils.