Preview | Sheffield Wednesday U18s V Swansea City U18s

25th August 2022
Richard Faakye vs Coventry

Swansea City Under-18s travel north on Friday (3pm) to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Professional Development League. 

Darren Davies' side will be looking to bounce back following defeats at Barnsley and at home to Coventry City.

Sheffield Wednesday Under-18s stand top of the north section of the competition, having beaten Colchester United Under-18s 3-1 in their opening game of the season. 


Swansea City Under-18s coach Darren Davies said: "We don't really know much about Sheffield Wednesday, but it's another overnight trip so we'll just focus on resting up and being ready to go.

"The boys will be up for it after a disappointing start to the season and, as long as we stick to the plan and implement what we've worked on, I think we can get a good result. 

"It's a slightly shorter turnaround, so we have a lot to work on. We'll analyse the Coventry game, the boys will analyse their individual performances and we'll just try and be better."

Iwan Morgan


Sheffield Wednesday 1 Swansea City 3

Swansea City Under-18s came from a goal down to claim the spoils on their last trip to south Yorkshire to face the Owls.

The Swans trailed early after a stunning strike from Danny Wassell, but first-half goals from Iwan Morgan and Corey Hurford put the visitors ahead, before substitute Kyrell Wilson secured all three points.

It would be Wednesday who broke the deadlock, Wassell flicking the ball up before hitting a superb strike into the top-right corner.

The Swans responded. Filip Lissah’s header was only cleared as far as Hurford, who cannoned a strike off the underside of the crossbar to level proceedings.

Just two minutes later the Swans were ahead, Morgan’s fantastic touch from Seb Dabrowski’s ball allowing the forward a simple finish to make it 2-1 before the break.

The Swans would then seal the three points when substitute Wilson tucked an effort into the bottom-right corner after a great ball from Hurford.