Report | Reading U18s 0 Swansea U18s 2

29th October 2022
Iwan Morgan

Swansea City Under-18s made it two consecutive away wins and clean sheets as second-half goals from Iwan Morgan and Kyrell Wilson ensured they took all three points in their Professional Development League fixture at Reading.

Morgan found the net with 25 minutes to go, after in-form Zane Myers teed him up perfectly from the left.

And Wilson made sure of victory in the closing moments, doubling the advantage from Thomas Woodward's second assist in as many games.

Wilson had returned from suspension following his red card at Ipswich Town, while Yori Griffith and Woodward featured after the pair of under-16 players impressed last time out against Bristol City.

Reading began the fixture brightly and enjoyed long spells of possession in the final third. Swansea keeper Evan Watts was forced into an early save and, just moments later, Jeremiah Okine-Peters fired a powerful shot on target that had to be tipped over the bar.

Jada Mawongo did well to deny another Royals’ attack, as the Sri Lankan defender made a timely challenge in his own area.

Between the sticks, the Watts produced another impressive save to deny Aston Greaver's right-footed effort.

One of the better chances for the young Swans came minutes before the break. Dan Watts started the move before a neat one-two play between Josh Carey and Griffith saw the former get away a strike that was saved by the Reading.

Myers looked to bag his second goal in as many games with an effort from 30 yards out but his strike was comfortably saved as the interval arrived with the sides goalless.

Kyrell Wilson

Swansea started the second half on the front foot. Carey advanced down the left flank to put in an astute ball into the area, but Wilson and Morgan couldn’t get any meaningful contact on it.

The Swans began to press higher through the likes of Myers and Griffith, who continued to cause trouble down the left.

But Morgan broke the deadlock after finding himself on the end of a Myers ball, slotting it in from the left side of the area to put the visitors ahead. 

Down the other end, the young Royals went in search of an equaliser following a corner-kick with Greaver causing trouble in the six-yard box, with his close-range effort rolling inches wide of the target.

At the other end Wilson was played through one-on-one, with Morgan turning provider. The striker found the net but the offside flag saw it ruled out. 

But there was no denying Wilson moments later as he finished from Woodward's pass.

Reading Under-18s: Archie Walker, Ayuuba Jambang, Jacob Hammond-Chambers-Borginis, Boyd Beacroft, Abraham Kanu (Zion Nditi 70'), Jeremiah Okine-Peters (captain), Shay Spencer (Ryley Campbell 70'), Aston Greaver, Caylan Vickers.

Unused subs: Taylan Harris, Harvey Maudner.

Swansea City Under-18s: Evan Watts (captain), Arthur Parker (Jacob Cook 70'), Seb Dabrowski, Richard Faakye, Jada Mawongo, Josh Carey, Dan Watts, Yori Griffith (Thomas Woodward 74'), Kyrell Wilson, Iwan Morgan, Zane Myers (Rohan Davies 83'). 

Unused subs: Kit Margetson, Cameron Llewellyn.