Report | Swansea City U18s 0 Birmingham City U18s 3

11th May 2021
Iwan Morgan

Swansea City Under-18s' Professional Development League season ended with defeat by in-form Birmingham City at Landore.

The Blues arrived in South Wales on a five-match unbeaten streak, and they continued their strong run thanks to goals from Kieran Wakefield, Jordan James and Rico Patterson.

Byron Anthony made three changes from the young Swans' 3-1 win over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Tyler Evans replaced Alex Rutter in goal, while there were also recalls for Iwan Morgan and Adnaan Moti.

But they fell behind after just 14 minutes at Landore when Wakefield raced away from the defence, before sliding a low shot past Evans.

Evans came to the Swans' rescue as the visitors almost doubled their lead within a minute, saving well after a neat one-two saw Harry Manton get in behind the defence.

But the goalkeeper was powerless in the 27th minute when a low cross was turned in by James.

The hosts looked to respond before the break. Cameron Congreve's through ball almost released Moti on goal, while Cian Williams dragged a low shot narrowly wide.

However, they fell further behind seven minutes after the restart as Patterson fired home from the penalty spot after Panashe Makokowe was penalised. 

Patterson and Wakefield went close to extending Birmingham's advantage later on while, at the other end, Morgan shot straight at Bradley Mayo.

Swans U18s: Tyler Evans; Daniel Watts, Panashe Makokowe, Ryan Bassett, Cian Williams; Joel Cotterill, Cameron Congreve (capt), Adnaan Moti (Jada Mawongo, ht); Aaron Hillier, Iwan Morgan (Geoff Bony, 77), Rio Campbell (Sebastian Dabrowski, 77).

Subs not used: Josh Hutchings.

Birmingham U18s: Bradley Mayo, Tom Fogarty, Connor Barrett, Marcel Oakley (Cianole Nguepissi, 80), Rico Browne, Harry Manton (Brandon Khela, 68), Jobe Bellingham, Rico Patterson, Kieran Wakefield (capt), Jordan James, Callum Sullivan.