Report | Ipswich Town U18s 5 Swansea City U18s 0
Ten-man Swansea City Under-18s fell to a heavy defeat at Ipswich Town as a Rio Morgan hat-trick and two late goals from Oli Davis and Ashton Boswell ensured the Tractor Boys took all three points in the Professional Development League.
Kyrell Wilson was dismissed with just over 20 minutes to go, following a scuffle between himself and goalscorer, Morgan.
The Swans had some promising spells of play early on, with some nice play in the middle from Under-18s debutant, Iestyn Jones and Zane Myers to play Geoff Bony and Iwan Morgan in on goal, but solid defending from Ipswich made sure they denied the Swans from finding the net.
The Tractor Boys took the lead with just over ten minutes played. Morgan was found in space on the right side of the area and curled a shot into the top of the net.
Minutes later, Morgan almost netted his second of the game as he picked up a short cross from the left, before he tapped the ball just wide of the far post.
The best chance of the afternoon for the visitors was led by Myers down the left flank, who looked to pick out Bony in the centre of the box, but the striker forced a close save from Dan Cullum.
Nearing the interval, Ipswich’s Morgan caused trouble in front of goal once again, setting up Finlay Corrigan from 25 yards, the forward's strike forced Kit Margetson to produce an incredible fingertip save.
Following the restart, Ipswich got their second and once again it was Morgan. He cut in from the right-hand side and drilled a low shot into the bottom left corner.
Just over five minutes later, the Northern Irishman completed his hat-trick as he was found un-marked in the centre of the six-yard box and fired home from close-range.
A scuffle between the young sides occurred following the third goal, resulting in Swans’ forward Wilson being shown a red card, after an altercation with the hat-trick scorer.
Ten minutes from time, captain Josh Carey produced a fine effort from a free kick, after Jacob Cook was fouled in the centre, however, Cullum was there to collect.
Swansea's pain was compounded late through goals from Davis and Bowsell in the 85th and 90th minute.
Swansea City Under-18s: Kit Margetson, Arthur Parker (Jacob Cook 70'), Iestyn Jones (Richard Faakye 31'), Josh Carey (C), Seb Dabrowski, Dan Watts (Cameron Llewellyn 80'), Kyrell Wilson, Iwan Morgan, Rohan Davies (Jada Mawongo 70'), Geoff Bony, Zane Myers.
Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths.