Report | Cardiff City U18s 1 Swansea City U18s 2

5th February 2022
Swansea City Under-18s Filip Lissah

Swansea City Under-18s secured back-to-back league wins for the first time this season as they claimed the bragging rights against rivals Cardiff City.

The Swans travelled to the third placed side in the Professional Development League south group and found an early lead through Kyrell Wilson.

The hosts equalised with a penalty, but Filip Lissah’s second-half header proved the difference as the Swans came out on top in the derby.

The visitors opened the scoring after some fantastic passing play between Wilson and Geoff Bony gave the former a simple finish as he converted his second goal in as many games.

But six minutes later Cardiff were level, Isaac Jefferies broke down the left and was dragged down in the box by Kai Ludvigsen. Jefferies stepped up to the spot and converted to make it 1-1.

Kyle Kenniford then forced a good save from Swans keeper Tyler Evans, his curling effort from the edge of the box being pushed over the crossbar.

The Swans remained dangerous throughout the half though, Iwan Morgan and Bony linking well, but failing to really test the Bluebirds goalkeeper.

Jada Mawongo made an important clearance off the line after Charlie Crew broke down the right and managed to cut into the Swansea area.

Just minutes later the Swans regained their lead, Morgan’s shot deflected upwards and Lissah reacted fastest, his looping header at the back post finding the back of the net to restore the Swans lead.

Morgan had the chance to double the Swans advantage, Josh Carey sliding the forward through, but his effort was well saved.

Tanatswa Nyakuwha came close to an equaliser late on, but his close range finish was pushed around the post well by Evans in the Swansea goal as the visitors took the spoils.

Cardiff City: Jake Dennis, Callum Jones, Josh Beecher (Adam Coomer 61’), Josh Rippon (captain), Dylan Lawlor, Charlie Crew, Rhys Schwank, Kyle Kenniford, Joel Colwill, Isaac Jefferies (Tanatswa Nyakuwha 58’).

Unused subs: Lewys Ware, Will Spiers.

Swansea City: Tyler Evans, Filip Lissah, Ryan Bassett (Richard Faakye 58’), Kai Ludvigsen, Jada Mawongo, Josh Edwards (captain), Josh Carey, Kyrell Wilson (Dan Watts 74’), Geoff Bony (Ruben Davies 70’), Iwan Morgan, Aaron Hillier.

Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths, Corey Hurford.