Report | Bristol City U21s 0 Swansea City U21s 3

21st November
Cam Congreve

A Cameron Congreve brace and a Kyrell Wilson strike ensured Swansea City Under-21s took all three points on the road at Bristol City in the Professional Development League.

The Wales youth international - who has just returned from under-21s' duty for his country - scored either side of the break, with two accomplished strikes from outside the box.

Wilson, having set up Congreve's goals, then bagged one of his own with less than 15 minutes to go after he lifted the ball over the keeper following a neat ball in from the left.

It was Swansea's second away win in the league, after last picking up the three points away from home against Coventry City in September.

There were four changes to the side that had faced Aston Villa in the Premier League Cup last time out. Evan Watts and Congreve returned from international duty to go straight into the starting XI, replacing Remy Mitchell and Kristian Fletcher respectively. 

Maliq Cadogan and Dan Watts also came in for Kai Ludvigsen and Kian Jenkins, while Lincoln McFayden would play the final half hour as he returned after eight months out with a serious hamstring injury.

It proved an even start, with the teams exchanging half-chances through Wilson and Sam Pearson respectively. 

Joe Thomas then planted a header well over, after Dan Watts whipped in a corner-kick following a good spell of possession for the visitors.

Swansea came forward again, Liam Smith threaded Congreve in on goal after fine work from Thomas on the right wing. Congreve quickly turned on the edge of the box and drew a save from Bristol keeper Lewis Thomas.

Bristol’s Pearson was at the centre of everything positive for the hosts, and he fired wide from a first-time effort inside the penalty area, before forcing Evan Watts off his line to gather a long-range set-piece. 

A great chance fell to the visitors just before the break. Some great work from Dan Watts fed Sam Parker into space near the byline, and his dangerous cross needed Taine Anderson to clear the threat from beneath his own crossbar. 

Kyrell Wilson

But the Swans would break the deadlock just before the break. Wilson pulled a cross back for Congreve, who took his time before calmly slotted the ball past the diving Thomas. 

The hosts looked to respond immediately with skipper Dylan Kadji attempting a long-range chip that was well gathered by Evan Watts.

However, the Swans doubled their lead as they made a great start to the second half.

Wilson was involved once again, seizing on a loose pass before accelerating into space and picking out Congreve, who once again showed great composure to beat the keeper and find the net.

Smith then looked to get amongst the goals, Parker produced a lovely ball to the Scotsman who drove forward but dragged his final shot wide.

There was then a change on the hour mark, when goal scorer Congreve made way for McFayden on his return from injury after a long lay-off.

The Swans would round things off by putting the icing on the cake with 15 minutes to go. Wilson applied the finishing touch as he raced on to a pass from McFayden to fire home his 11th goal of the season.

Swansea City Under-21s: Evan Watts, Joe Thomas, Sam Parker, Mitchell Bates, Filip Lissah, Richard Faakye (Charlie Veevers 82), Maliq Cadogan (Jack Stafford 82), Liam Smith, Cameron Congreve (Lincoln McFayden 60), Dan Watts, Kyrell Wilson (Zane Myers 82)

Substitutes: Remy Mitchell.