Report | Burnley U18s 3 Swansea City U18s 3

17th September 2022
Under-18s
Iwan Morgan

Swansea City Under-18s grabbed a point at Burnley as two late goals gave the visitors a share of the spoils.

The Clarets had led through a Vernon Masara goal, only for Geoff Bony to level for the Swans.

However, further goals for Ryan Tioffo and Joe Westley put Burnley in firm control and seemingly on course for three points, only for Kyrell Wilson and Iwan Morgan to strike in the final moments.

It was a tremendous show of resolve from the young Swans, and continues a decent recent run for Darren Davies' side.

The young Swans had started on the front foot in Lancashire as Zane Myers played through a wonderful ball to Richard Faakye, who in turn sent Morgan towards goal, but the Clarets defence soon regathered in the area to clear.

Bony looked go go one-on-one with the keeper after cutting in from the left, but instead the striker's effort went well wide of the target.

Evan Watts was forced to come off his line as Masara strode down the centre, but the Clarets soon opened the scoring following a corner, as Joe Ashton put in a low delivery and Masara was there to covert iat the back post.

In search of the equaliser, Myers tried his luck with a volley, but his fine strike landed in the hands of Burnley keeper Harry Moss.

But it was Bony who netted the well-deserved leveller for the visitors as Wilson' ball found the feet of the striker, and slotted the ball home.

Richard Faakye

Burnley went close just moments later in hope of regaining the lead, captain Westley firing a low shot just wide of goal. 

However, just before the break, the home side put themselves back in front as Tioffo found space in midfield and chipped a high ball from 30 yards out over Watt's and into the top corner. 

Following the restart Burnley got straight back on the front foot, with skipper Westley proving to be a danger as his deflected shot found the grateful gloves of Watts.

However, Westley was the one to make it three for the home side as he converted home from a Wiktor Gromek assist.

Morgan advanced down the left in search for a response, and appeared to be brought down in the area, only for no penalty to be given.

That looked to be the end of the contest, but the Swans kept pushing and Wilson pulled a goal back as the clock ticked past 90 minutes, finishing from a fine Seb Dabrowski pass.

And the drama was not over as Morgan found space in the area and fired the ball past Moss to equalise and earn Swansea a point.

Burnley FC Under-18s: Moss, Sweeney (Wane 64), James, Ashton, Olopade, West, Gromek, Deane, Masara (Sime 71), Westley (captain), Tioffo (Kenny 80) 

Unused subs: Vilar, Robinson.

Swansea City Under-18s: Evan Watts (captain), Wilson, Faakye (A. Parker 60), Dabrowski, Mawongo, Carey, Dan Watts, Govea (S. Parker. 55), Bony (Davies 71), Morgan, Myers (Roberts 60)

Unused subs: Margetson.

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