Report | Ipswich Town U18s 0 Swansea City U18s 2

9th March
Rohan Davies Swansea City Under-18

Goals from Rohan Davies and Seb Dabrowski saw Swansea City Under-18s claim a deserved victory over Ipswich Town in the Professional Development League and extend their fine run of form.

Davies showed great composure to finish before the half-hour mark, only to suffer a suspected hamstring injury just before the break. 

However, Dabrowski netted his second goal in two games to double the Swans lead in the closing stages to secure three points for the visitors and make it four wins on the bounce.

There were some encouraging signs for the Swans early on, Josh Pescatore had some joy down the left as he made his way into the box but his effort was cleared.

Harlan Perry then got away down the other flank, and his cross found Davies’ chest only for the ball to bounce into the hands of the Ipswich keeper.

The Swans were firmly on top, enjoying comfortable spells of possession in the Tractor Boys’ half. Perry and Cameron Llewellyn provided lively deliveries into the area but the hosts were able to clear.

Ipswich had barely threatened but they forced the Swans to defend in numbers when striker Jamie Mauge sent a deflected strike wide of the near post.

But the opener arrived moments later. It took a brilliant touch from Davies, which allowed him to outpace the wall of defenders to slot into the net.

The hosts responded and forced Ewan Griffiths into his first save of the fixture. The Swans stopper pushing out Mauge’s inviting strike for a corner.

But the Swans suffered an injury blow before the break as Davies was forced to make way for Thomas Woodward. 

Jack Cooper

However, the Swans came out with renewed energy, and were unlucky when two clear-cut chances didn’t find the back of the net.

Pescatore snuck in from the left but saw his close-range short cleared off the line, before Jacob Cook’s thunderous strike smashed off the woodwork from the rebound.

After that let-off, Ipswich began to have a better spell with Jesse Ayoola and Mauge sending shots well over the crossbar.

Swansea could have extended their lead when Pescatore's cross flashed across the face off goal, but no pink shirts could drive into the box quick enough to get on the end of it.

The visitors came forward again, and doubled their lead with five minutes remaining of normal time.

Dabrowski timed his run into area before dispatching the ball into the net from the angle of the penalty area for his second goal in as many games.


Swansea City Under-18s: Ewan Griffiths, Harlan Perry, Sep Dabrowski, Jacob Cook, Two Minchev, Jack Cooper (captain), Cameron Llewellyn (Aidan Higgins 77), Yori Griffith (Caio Ifans 74), Rohan Davies (Thomas Woodward 43'), Ramon Rees-Siso, Josh Pescatore.

Substitutes: Elis Keating.