Report | Millwall u18s 1-2 Swansea City u18s

5th March 2022
Iwan Morgan

Swansea City under-18s earned a much deserved three points away at Millwall under-18s to climb above the Lions in the Professional Development League.

Goals from in-form forwards Corey Hurford and Iwan Morgan put the Swans two goals ahead. Sashiel Adom-Malaki’s late flick would prove a consolation as the Swans made it back-to-back wins in the league.

The Swans came out of the gates firing within the first 10 minutes, with fantastic balls forward from Josh Edwards and Ryan Bassett creating early chances. The pick of the chances fell to Filip Lissah who forced a good save from Ryan Hammond after just eight minutes.

But Millwall would have chances of their own in a game that became scrappy, Tom Leahy heading just over from a corner at close range.

Corey Hurford continued his rich vein of form, winning the ball on the flank before breaking into the box and calmly finishing to give Swans the lead, his third goal for the club since joining in January.

Swansea came close again just before the break, Edwards’ splitting pass finding Lissah in the box, the full back pulled the ball across the box to Zane Myers, but a Millwall toe managed to poke it behind for a corner.

Hurford almost got his second of the afternoon after the break, cutting in with a brilliant piece of skill before his low effort was pushed behind for a corner.

Millwall had a strong start to the second half, coming with chances falling to Roman Esse and Leahy.

But the Swans would regain control of the game, Morgan seemingly sealing the game as he rounded the goalkeeper and tapped home with six minutes to go.

Millwall found a goal in the third minute of added time, Adom-Malaki’s flick from a set piece finding the back of the net.

The win sees Swansea leapfrog Millwall in the Professional Development League table, having suffered just one defeat all year to league leaders Charlton Athletic.

Millwall: Ryan Hammond, Kyle Smith, Sashiel Adom-Malaki, Bobby Dailly, Joshua Stephenson, Adedupo Olugbodi, Ramez Hejzalla, Finley Cotton (Alfie Massey 77’), Laquay Coleman (Kavali Heywood 73’), Roman Esse, Tom Leahy

Unused subs: Jakub Przewozny, Arezlei Hamouchene, Kallen Donaldson

Swansea City: Tyler Evans, Filip Lissah, Ryan Bassett, Kai Ludvigsen, Jada Mawongo, Josh Edwards, Josh Carey, Kyrell Wilson (Dan Watts 59’), Iwan Morgan, Corey Hurford (Ruben Davies 79’), Zane Myers (Aaron Hillier 75’)

Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths, Richard Faakye