Report | Peterborough United U18s 3 Swansea City U18s 3

11th September 2021
Cameron Congreve

Swansea City Under-18s fought back from a two-goal deficit to earn a draw away at Peterborough.

The Swans unbeaten start to the season looked in danger when they trailed 2-0 after 13 minutes as Emmanuel Ogbonna and Lewis Darlington netted.

Zane Myers pulled a goal back but a Darlington penalty had the hosts 3-1 up at the interval.

But Byron Anthony’s side rallied bravely as Cameron Congreve and Geoff Bony netted after the break to preserve their unbeaten record and secure a point in an entertaining encounter.

Peterborough had found themselves in the lead almost immediately from kick-off. The Swans defence was dispossessed by Darlington who broke and put the ball on a plate for Ogbonna, who calmly slotted past Ben Hughes.

Just 12 minutes later Posh had their second of the game, Ogbonna this time turning provider for Darlington as he picked him out in the box with a well-placed low cross.

Swansea managed to pull one back shortly after, Congreve’s shot was saved well by the Peterborough goalkeeper, but only came out as far as Myers, who fired the ball into the bottom right corner.

But the Swans resurgence was short lived after William Van Lier was brought down in the Swansea box by David Roberts.

Darlington stepped up for the spot kick and converted to restore the Posh’s two-goal lead heading into half-time.

The early stages of the second half were bogged down with stoppages. Two Peterborough players were down for prolonged periods, including Darlington, who left the field using his shirt as a makeshift sling.

But the Swans began to rally, with Myers turning provider. His superb cross found Congreve in the box who took a touch before smashing a shot into the Peterborough goal.

Substitute Bony was sent through by skipper Josh Edwards just five minutes later, and the forward took his time before calmly slotting past the goalkeeper to level the game.

The Swans continued to push for a winner but couldn’t find the elusive fourth goal needed to claim all three points.

They return home for their next match as they welcome Bristol City to Landore in the Premier League Cup.

Swansea City U18s: Ben Hughes, Filip Lissah, Zane Myers, Charlie Veevers, David Roberts, Ryan Bassett, Kyrell Wilson, Josh Edwards, Iwan Morgan, Dan Watts, Cameron Congreve.

Substitutes: Dylan Perkins, Tyler Evans, Aimar Grovea, Geoff Bony, Aaron Hillier.

Peterborough U18s: William Lakin, Janos Bodnar, Oscar Tonge, Harry Titchmarsh, Jacob Goodley, Harry Thomas, Roddy McGlinchey, William Van Lier, Lewis Darlington, Kellan Hickinson, Emmanuel Ogbonna.

Substitutes: Theophilus Lukyamuzi, Ben Challinor, Gabe Overton, Oliver Rose.