Preview | Swansea City U18s v Watford U18s

11th March
U18s Semi-final PDL Cup

Swansea City Under-18s take on Watford in the Professional Development League Cup semi-final on Tuesday afternoon at Landore Training Ground (2pm kick-off).

Entry to this fixture is FREE, and spectators are permitted onsite from 1pm.

3-0 win over Sheffield United saw the age-grade side progress to the semi-finals of the competition for the very first time.

In the group stages, the Swans topped their group following wins over Cardiff City and AFC Bournemouth, plus a thrilling 3-3 draw with Plymouth Argyle.

The Hornets, meanwhile, claimed a spot in the semi-finals with a 3-0 victory over Hull City on home turf.


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Coach Jarred Harvey: "It's an exciting moment for the boys, and they've worked incredibly hard to get to this point.

"The manner of a semi-final always brings a more competitive edge to the game, and that in itself is a learning experience as the players learn how to manage emotions on these occasions.

"The boys are on good form, the togetherness has been amazing and, ultimately, that's led to them getting four wins in a row."


Previous meeting - November 19, 2022

Rohan Davies U18s

Swansea City 1 Watford 1

Swansea City Under-18s played out an entertaining draw at Landore as they shared the spoils with Watford when they last met in SA1 in a Professional Development League clash.

The hosts had trailed at the break to an Andres Aguilar free-kick but they responded courtesy of Rohan Davies’ finish.

However, neither side could find a winner as the Swans missed out on recording three league wins in a row.

Swansea City Under-18s: Ewan Griffiths, Arthur Parker (Samuel Parker 60), Zane Myers, Dan Watts, Jada Mawongo, Jacob Cook, Trialist, Yori Griffith, Rohan Davies (Thomas Woodward 79), Geoff Bony (captain), Aimar Govea (Cameron Llewellyn 53) 

Unused subs: Harvey Rees, Brogan Popham.