Preview | Swansea City U18s v Millwall U18s

9th December 2022
Academy
Sam Parker

Swansea City Under-18s are back in Professional Development League action on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Millwall to Landore Training Ground. (1pm kick-off).

The game is free for supporters to attend and they can attend onsite at Landore from midday.

The development side will look to return to winning ways after being held to a 5-5 draw away against Colchester United, with Iwan Morgan bagging four first-half goals in an incredible contest.

The Swans will be glad of home comforts have only played two league fixtures at Landore between October and now – a loss to Charlton Athletic and a 1-1 draw with Watford. 

Millwall, meanwhile, have won two of their last five fixtures. Their last five games have seen some high scoring affairs with a 7-2 victory over Colchester United followed by 4-4 and 5-5 draws against Charlton Athletic and Watford respectively. 

Pre-match views

Coach Darren Davies: "We've got two home league games before Christmas with a FA Youth Cup fixture in the middle, we definitely want to finish on a high.

"Regardless of the result, we want to make sure we stick to our style of play and principles on the pitch. Colchester was a huge learning moment for the boys and we'll look to build on that performance."

Richard Faakye vs Coventry

Previous meeting at Landore - October 2, 2021

Swansea City U18s 1 Millwall U18s 4

Swansea City Under-18s suffered defeat to Millwall in the Professional Development League at Landore after conceding two first-half penalties.

The Swans hosted the Lions in a clash that marked their first home league game since August, but fell to defeat thanks to goals from Tom Leahy, Kyle Smith, and a brace for forward Zak Lovelto.

The Swans were victims of their own defensive errors, giving away two penalties in the first half, with the second coming in the dying moments of the period, to turn the tide in favour of the visitors.

Swansea had pulled a goal back in the first half, thanks to a moment of excellence from Cameron Congreve, but hopes of a positive result were dealt a hammer blow by a cluster of goals conceded in the period around half-time.

Swansea City U18s: Ben Hughes; David Roberts, Zane Myers, Filip Lissah, Richard Faayke; Charlie Veevers, Adrian Akande, Josh Edwards (captain), Cameron Congreve (Aimar Govea, 46); Kyrell Wilson (Rohan Davies, 71), Kieran Petrie (Kian Jenkins, 63).

Unused subs: Ryan Bassett, Tyler Evans.

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