Report | Briton Ferry Llansawel 2 Swansea City U21s 3

27th July 2022
Kai Ludvigsen

Swansea City Under-21s continued their pre-season preparations with victory in an entertaining tussle with Cymru South side Briton Ferry Llansawel at Old Road.

Goals from Kai Ludvigsen, Josh Thomas and Kyrell Wilson were enough to earn a win for the young Swans, with Ferry responding with two second-half goals.

Corey Hurford took the captain’s armband for the fixture, leading the Swans out against his former club having joined from Ferry in January.

Thomas had the chance to put Swansea ahead after 15 minutes, a great ball from Ben Lloyd putting Lincoln Mcfayden through, Mcfayden was tackled by the outrushing goalkeeper and Thomas couldn’t find the back of the net from distance on the rebound.

But it would be Ludvigsen who would break the deadlock, Joel Cotterill finding the defender who buried his shot into the bottom left corner.

Thomas made it two just after the break, Cotterill finding the striker in the box who powered a low shot past the goalkeeper.

Ferry began to create a couple of chances of their own, and Azeem Abdulai was forced into a good block in the six-yard box to preserve the Swans’ two-goal lead.

Briton Ferry would pull one back after 65 minutes, with Joe Thomas alleged to have pushed a Ferry forward in the box, resulting in a penalty that was tucked into the bottom right corner.

Sam Leverett came close to restoring the Swans two-goal advantage moments later, but a last-ditch goal line clearance kept him out.

However, substitute Wilson would find the Swans third goal. Tarrelle Whittaker’s low effort was picked up by the forward in the box, and he calmly took a touch before firing past the goalkeeper.

Ferry pulled one back just before full-time, a cross dinked cross to the back post catching the Swans out as the home forward headed home.

Swansea City: Remy Mitchell, Corey Hurford (captain), Filip Lissah, Ben Blythe, Kai Ludvigsen, Lincoln Mcfayden, Azeem Abdulai, Joel Cotterill, Tarrelle Whittaker, Ben Lloyd, Josh Thomas.

Substitutes: Ben Hughes, Joe Thomas, Sam Leverett, Harry Jones, Kyrell Wilson.