Preview | Crewe Alexandra U18s v Swansea City U18s

31st March
Swansea City U18s Huddle

Swansea City Under-18s return to Professional Development League action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Alexandra Park to take on Crewe Alexandra. (1pm kick-off).

The Swans will look to continue their fine run of form, after picking up two wins and a draw in their last three league outings before the international break. 

Crewe Alexandra are currently unbeaten since January 28, and have recorded wins in high-scoring affairs, including two back-to-back wins by seven goals against Hull City and Wigan Athletic earlier this month.

Pre-match views 

Coach Darren Davies: "The boys have had a good break seeing their families and having some well deserved time off.

"We have also had the boys who have been away on international duty, we are so proud of them for representing their country and Swansea City at that level.

"It's a long trip on the road, but the boys will be coming back refreshed and ready. They've had some good results, so it will be a tough one, but it's something we'll look forward to."

Charlie Veevers celebrates.

Previous meeting - May 7 2022

Crewe Alexandra 2 Swansea City 3

Swansea City Under-18s produced a fine second-half fightback to round off their Professional Development League season with victory on their last visit to Crewe.

Owen Lunt put Alexandra ahead in the first half with an excellent curling effort, following Ben Hughes’ penalty save.

But goals from Zane Myers and Charlie Veevers pulled the Swans ahead before Iwan Morgan added a third to secure three points to end their season, despite a late Marquise Martins strike for the hosts.

After seven minutes, the hosts had a penalty. David Roberts dragged down Max Woodcock, who was breaking into the Swansea box, leaving the referee no choice.

Ben Wood stepped up to the spot for Crewe, but Hughes pulled out an excellent save to keep it at 0-0. 

Crewe broke the deadlock before half-time, Lunt curling a shot from the edge of the box into the top right corner to put his side ahead.

But an incredible first five minutes in the second half pulled the Swans right back into the game. Morgan played a ball across the box which Geoff Bony left well for Myers to tap home and level.

Myers almost netted again just two minutes later, this time Bony finding him at the back post, but the keeper would parry it behind for a corner.

Veevers took the resulting corner short before breaking into the box and firing a left footed effort into the top corner to put Swansea ahead.

The Swans would seal three points with just seven minutes left, Rohan Davies pulling the ball across the Crewe box to find Morgan to tap home.

Martins would pull one back with just seconds to go, but Crewe couldn’t find an equaliser at the death. 

Swansea City: Ben Hughes, Corey Hurford (Jacob Cook 80), Richard Faakye, Jada Mawongo, David Roberts, Filip Lissah (captain), Charlie Veevers, Kyrell Wilson (Sam Parker 70), Geoff Bony (Rohan Davies 70), Iwan Morgan, Zane Myers.

Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths, Seb Dabrowski.