Preview | Ipswich Town U18s v Swansea City U18s

8th March

Swansea City Under-18s will look to continue their strong run of results when they return to Professional Development League action at Ipswich Town on Saturday morning (11.30am).

The Swans head to Playford Road following victories over Colchester United, AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United; the latter win sending them into the last four of the Professional Development League Cup.

The Tractor Boys currently sit eighth in the PDL South table having suffered defat against Bristol City last time out.

The reverse fixture saw the Swans kick off 2024 in style as they claimed a 4-2 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Thomas Woodward and a Josh Pescatore strike.


Pre-match views

Coach Jarred Harvey: "It's the start of a busy week for us, and a we've got a long trip to kick that off.

"The boys will be in good spirits after the Sheffield game and, although the semi-final is not far away, we must focus on the Ipswich game first and foremost.

"Ipswich at home in January was my first game with the squad, and they have quite a physical team. We've got some boys back from injury now, so it ill be great to see them get some minutes on the weekend."


Previous meeting - December 6, 2023 (FA Youth Cup)

Arthur Parker

Ipswich Town 1 Swansea City 2

First-half goals from Thomas Woodward and Rohan Davies sent Swansea City Under-18s through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup with victory over Ipswich Town when the sides last met in East Anglia.

The opening half was an entertaining affair with chances for both sides, but the Swans were the ones to break the deadlock after Woodward finished calmly from Aimar Govea's delivery.

The visitors would double their lead minutes later with Davies chesting home after Govea had struck the woodwork.

The Tractor Boys pulled a goal back on the brink of half-time as Steven Turner converted a penalty, but there were no further goals in the second half as the Swans reached the fourth round for the first time since the 2020-2021 campaign.

Swansea City Under-18s: Kit Margetson, Jack Fanning (captain), Arthur Parker, Jacob Cook, Iestyn Jones (Ben Phillips 60), Dan Watts, Sam Parker, Yori Griffith (Harlan Perry 78), Rohan Davies, Tom Woodward, Aimar Govea.

Unused substitutes: Ewan Griffiths, Teo Minchev, Tom Searle, Josh Pescatore, Callum Jones.