Report | Sheffield United U23s 1 Swansea City U23s 1

5th November 2021
Tarrelle Whittaker

Swansea City Under-23s were left disappointed as a stoppage-time equaliser denied them all three points at Sheffield United.

The Swans went into the game on a two game losing streak, but it looked as though Tarrelle Whittaker’s goal just before half-time would be enough to claim the spoils.

But a goal deep into added time from the Blades snatched victory away from the travelling Swansea side.

Despite the disappointing ending to the game, Swansea can be happy with a point and a positive performance, with the Blades having only lost twice so far this season and currently sitting second in the North Group of the Professional Development League.

Whittaker had the first chance of the game, getting his head on a good ball into the box, but it went just over from close range.

Andre Brooks then had the chance to break the deadlock for the hosts, Frankie Maguire put a good ball in but he couldn’t get a good connection with his head.

But it was Swansea who took the lead after Sheffield United gave away a penalty just before half-time. Whittaker stepped up to the spot for the penalty and slotted it down the middle to make it 1-0 heading into the break.

Sheffield United pushed to find an equaliser but the Swansea defence held strong in the early stages of the second half.

Antwoine Hackford tested the Swansea goalkeeper from distance, but a great save from Nico Defreitas-Hansen kept the Swans lead intact.

But the Swans weren’t able to hold on, with Kyron Gordon tapping in from close range to convert a Joe Starbuck cross deep into added time.

Sheffield United Under-23s: Jordan Amissah, Joe Starbuck, Nicksoen Gomis, Kyron Gordon, Kamarl Grant, Harrison Neal, Frankie Maguire (captain), Regan Slater, Antwoine Hackford, Angelo Cappello (Sydie Peck 83’), Andre Brooks (Hassan Ayari 83’).

Unused subs: Marcus Dewhurst, Harvey Cullinan, Josh Smith.

Swansea City Under-23s: Nico Hansen, Tivonge Rushesha, Lincoln McFayden, Scott Butler, Jacob Jones, Ben Erickson (Ben Margetson 72’), Dan Williams, Azeem Abdulai, Dylan Morgan (Harry Jones 72’), Sam Leverett, Tarrelle Whittaker (Jaden Forrester 85’).

Unused subs: Jamie Searle, Joel Cotterill.