Report | Southampton U18s 1 Swansea City U18s 3
Swansea City Under-18s recorded their first-ever Premier League Cup victory after putting Southampton to the sword.
The young Swans boosted their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals, as goals from Charlie Clancy, Luke Motruk and Ali Al-Hamadi moved them up to second place in Group D.
Following a bright start at Staplewood, Anthony Wright’s side took the lead in the 10th minute.
Moments after shooting narrowly over, Clancy made amends with a brilliant first-time finish from a left-wing cross.
Al-Hamadi spurned a good opportunity to double the advantage soon after, while at the other end, Roland Idowu and Seamus Keogh went close to finding an equaliser.
Southampton were on the front foot after the break and brought themselves level at the midway point in the second half, with Kazeem Olaigbe rifling past a helpless Tyler Evans.
However, the Swans hit back almost immediately as Motruk restored the lead following some brilliant work from Morgan Clarke on the right wing.
And after withstanding a good spell of pressure from the hosts, the visitors put the game to bed in stoppage time courtesy of Al-Hamadi’s neat finish.
Swansea City U18s: Tyler Evans, Kai Ludvigsen, Kian Williams, Scott Butler, Morgan Clarke, Connor Shields (Jacob Edwards, 83), Adnaan Moti (Cameron Congreve, 68), Luke Motruk, Charlie Clancy (Josh Edwards, 75), Ali Al-Hamadi, Erick Kenko.
Subs not used: Jada Mawongo, Ruben Davies.