Report | Aston Villa U18s 3 Swansea City U18s 3

27th August 2019
Under-18s

A stoppage-time equaliser denied Swansea City Under-18s all three points in their Premier League South clash with Aston Villa.

Following a 4-2 over Southampton, the young Swans appeared on course to make it back-to-back wins at Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground.

They held a 2-0 lead five minutes after the break thanks to goals from Ali Al-Hamadi and a trialist, only for Villa to respond through a Jaden Philogene-Bidace brace.

Ryan Bevan’s penalty put the Swans back in front nine minutes from time, but Philogene-Bidace completed his hat-trick to ensure a share of the spoils.

Anthony Wright and Alan Tate made four changes to the side that had beaten the Saints Southampton last time out. There was a debut for Lewis Webb in goal, while there were also recalls for Luke Motruk and Luke McKendry.

The Swans took the lead in the 31st minute with Al-Hamadi bagging his third goal of the season, while the trialist doubled the advantage five minutes after the break.

Villa hit back with Philogene-Bidace scoring twice in the space of 16 minutes, but it looked like the Swans had won it when Bevan kept his nerve from the spot.

However, they were denied all three points in the first minute of stoppage time, with Villa’s number 11 netting a dramatic equaliser.

Swansea City U18s: Lewis Webb, Jacob Edwards, Luke Motruk, Ryan Bevan, Like McKendry, Scott Butler, Bradley Gibbings, Morgan Clarke, Ali Al-Hamadi, William Rickard, Trialist.

Subs: Tyler Evans, Michael Murphy, Adnaan Moti, Connor Shields, Charlie Clancy.

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