Report | Reading U18s 3 Swansea City U18s 1

17th September 2019
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Swansea City Under-18s suffered their second consecutive defeat in Premier League South after going down 3-1 against Reading.

The young Swans found themselves 3-0 behind after 65 minutes at Hogwood Park, as Claudio Osorio’s brace followed Josh Hewitt’s early penalty.

That meant that Josh Thomas’ fourth goal of the season was no more than a consolation for the visitors.

Anthony Wright’s side fell behind after just five minutes in Berkshire, as Hewitt slotted home from the penalty spot.

Two goals in the space of a minute from Osorio in the second half then left the Swans with a huge mountain to climb.

Thomas reduced arrears four minutes from time but could not prevent a third defeat of the campaign.

The under-18s return to Premier League South action on Saturday, when they welcome Leicester City to Landore (11am).

Swansea City U18s: Alex Rutter; Scott Butler, Jake Thomas, Luke McKendry, Luke Motruk (Jacob Edwards 46); Will Rickard (Michael Murphy 46), Ryan Bevan (capt), Connor Shields; Bradley Gibbings; Josh Thomas, Ali Al-Hamadi (Morgan Clarke 71).

Subs not used: Tyler Evans, Adnaan Moti.