Preview | Swansea City U18s v Colchester United U18s

12th January 2023
Zane Myers

Swansea City Under-18s are back in action this Friday afternoon as they welcome Colchester United to Landore Training ground for their Professional Development League clash. (3pm kick-off).

Entry for this fixture is free and supporters are permitted on site at Landore from 2pm. 

The young Swans suffered a 5-0 defeat in their first game of 2023 at Charlton Athletic last time out, with a squad that featured nine players under the age of 16.  

The young U's have picked up one point in six games, that solitary draw being against the Swans back in November.

That game proved a high-scoring affair, with Iwan Morgan netting four first-half goals in a 5-5 draw.

Pre-match views

Coach Darren Davies: "The last time we played Colchester, we had a very entertaining game and result. 

"We'll just go about our work as usual. We'll review the game against Charlton and we'll try and educate the younger ones who had stepped up the under-18s. 

"We'll chat about possibly a new formation and how we go about that. We'll look at what we can do better as a team and as individual players.

"On the back end of the week, we'll turn our attention to Colchester, which will hopefully be a good performance on Friday afternoon."

Corey Hurford Under-18s

Previous meeting - March 19, 2022

Swansea City 0 Colchester United 4

Swansea City Under-18s suffered a heavy defeat when Colchester United Under-18s last visited Landore in the Professional Development League.

The young Swans fell to back-to-back loses for the first time in 2022, with two goals in each half sealing the win for the U’s.

Kai Redgrave netted a brace, while Matt Yates and Kacy Parish were also on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Swansea City U18s: Tyler Evans, Filip Lissah (Zane Myers 73), Ryan Bassett, Kai Ludvigsen, Jada Mawongo (Dan Watts 45), Josh Edwards (captain), Josh Carey, Charlie Veevers, Iwan Morgan (Rohan Davies 60), Corey Hurford, Aaron Hillier.

Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths, David Roberts.

To read the full report, click HERE.