Report | Hull City U23s 1 Swansea City U23s 0
Swansea Under-23s suffered defeat at Hull City in their first Professional Development League game of the season.
The Swans began their campaign last week in the Premier League Cup, earning a draw away at Exeter, with a number of postponements delaying the start of their league efforts.
But they couldn’t find a way through against the Tigers as Will Jarvis netted the only goal of the game at York City’s LNER Community Stadium.
Hull started brightly, piling on the pressure in the early stages of the game, with Nico Defreitas-Hansen in the Swans goal forced into a good save from McCauley Snelgrove’s curling effort.
The hosts were forced into a first-half substitution, with Oliver Green coming off the field for Harry Wallis just 18 minutes in and from there the Swans began to enjoy a good spell of their own.
Richard Faakye put in an excellent ball for Ben Margeston, but the defender’s looping header flew just over the bar.
Tarrelle Whittaker then forced Harvey Cartwright in the Hull City goal into a double save, the keeper pushing his deflected drive away before holding the follow up shot.
Dylan Morgan came close to breaking the deadlock just after the break, his close-range header well saved by the Hull City goalkeeper.
But it would be the home side who found themselves ahead through Jarvis. The winger cutting in from the left wing before firing into the top corner.
The Swans continued to fight to find an equaliser, but the resilient Tiger’s defence held strong to earn all three points.
Kris O’Leary’s side are next in action when they host Crewe at the Swansea.com Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Hull City U23s: Harvey Cartwright, Tom Nixon, Brandon Fleming, Harry Lovick, Jevon Mills, Alfie Taylor, McCauley Snelgrove, Oliver Green, Josh Hinds, Louis Beckett, Will Jarvis.
Substitutes: David Robson, Henry Curtis, Sam Deacon, Harry Wallis, Billy Leach.
Swansea City U23s: Nico Defreitas-Hansen, Ben Margetson, Scott Butler, Richard Faakye, Harry Jones, Jacob Jones, Sam Leverett, Azeem Abdulai, Dylan Morgan, Joel Cotterill, Tarrelle Whittaker.
Substitutes: Rio Campbell, Jamie Searle, Ben Lloyd, Adrian Akande, Jaden Forrester.