Report | Sheffield Wednesday U18s 1 Swansea City U18s 2
Swansea City Under-18s sealed their first victory of the season as goals from Iwan Morgan and Geoff Bony helped them to pick up three points at Sheffield Wednesday in the Professional Development League.
After a goalless first half, in-form striker Morgan added to his tally for the season by putting the visitors in front, only for the Owls to respond through Joey Phuthi just minutes later.
But Swansea would strike the decisive blow through Bony as he finished well after showing strength to hold off a defender.
The Swans had started well and the first chance of the afternoon went their way as Zane Myers and Josh Carey linked up on the left, but the cross in to the area was too high for Morgan to head home and the offside flag ensured it would not have counted had the ball found the net.
Sam Parker produced a wonderful first touch to give himself a sight of goal, but his curling effort was well held by Jack Hall in the Sheffield Wednesday goal.
Myers was enjoying a good battle on the flank against Devlan Moses, and the Swansea man attempted to put Morgan through on goal, but his gutsy run did not end up producing a clear chance.
Parker then again went close to netting the first goal. The 16-year-old found himself well-placed to finish from close range but his volley was denied by Hall.
The young Owls started to press high and put pressure on the Swans, and it was Moses who drove a low effort towards the back post, forcing Evan Watts to ground to collect safely.
Minutes before half-time Seb Dabrowski picked up a yellow for a foul on the edge of the box. Cian Flannery stepped up for the resulting free-kick, and his fine strike swerved around the Swansea wall and had Watts beaten, only for the ball to bounce to safety off the woodwork.
The deadlock was finally broken just after the hour mark as Morgan wonderfully cut in from the right to fire a low, driven shot into the corner of the net, giving the Swans a well-deserved lead.
But the Owls responded in quick fashion, as Phuti struck with a superb strike from the right, with the ball clearing Watt's dive and hitting the back of the net.
However, the Swans restored their lead when Bony held off his marker to go in on goal and fire the ball past Hall and secure a first win of the season for the young Swans.
Sheffield Wednesday Under-18s: Jack Hall, Mackenzie Maltby (captain), Josh Chapman, Cian Flannery, Joey Phuthi, Rio Shipston, Tafadzwa Tapudzai, Thornton (Sean Fusire 55), Carlos Rodrigues, Kamil Maciag (Bailey Cadamarteri 55), Devlan Moses (Danai Rhule 69)
Unused subs: Jack Phillips, Tyrell Dawes.
Swansea City Under-18s: Evan Watts (c), Sam Parker (Kyrell Wilson 61) Richard Faakye, Seb Dabrowski, Jada Mawongo, Jacob Cook, Dan Watts, Josh Carey (Rohan Davies 68), Geoff Bony, Iwan Morgan, Zane Myers (Aimar Govea 66)
Unused Subs: Cameron Llewellyn, Ewan Griffiths.