Report | Swansea City U18s 3 Hull City U18s 2
Swansea City Under-18s continued their fine run of form as they made it three league wins in a row by beating Hull City at Landore.
The Swans led at the break through goals from Iwan Morgan and Richard Faakye, with a trialist providing a goal for the visitors.
Geoff Bony extended the Swans lead in the second half before Hull captain Alfie Taylor pulled one back from a free kick to raise the tension for the final 15 minutes.
But the Swans would see out the remainder of the game to follow up wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic with another three-point haul.
The Swans caused problems from corners from the outset, with Faakye turning a Charlie Veevers set-piece towards goal in the sixth minute. Morgan would get to the effort at the back post but couldn’t turn it in.
But Morgan would find the back of the net just three minutes later, Dan Watts finding the forward at the back post after an excellent break away before the striker powered home.
The first Hull City chance came 16 minutes in, with one of the trialists breaking through the Swansea defence, but his low effort was straight into Ben Hughes’ arms.
Corey Hurford then found Watts at the back post, with Watts cutting onto his weaker left foot before his effort was turned behind for a corner.
Morgan came close to a second of the afternoon, his twisting run finding him space in the box, but his left-footed effort flew over the bar.
The Swans were made to pay for their missed chances, with one trialist teeing up another in the Swansea box, allowing the forward a simple finish into the Swansea bottom left corner to level the scores.
Hurford and Josh Carey both tested the goalkeeper as the Swans looked to respond, but both efforts were well saved by the Tigers goalkeeper.
However, Faakye would restore Swansea's lead on the stroke of half time, converting Veevers’ corner with a volley at the back post.
After the break, Veevers came close to extending the Swans lead, Morgan teeing the midfielder up on the edge of the box, but his effort from the edge of the box curled just over the bar.
But the Swans would eventually find their third, with Zane Myers' great run down the left giving him time to deliver a fantastic ball into the six yard box for Bony to turn past the goalkeeper.
Hull soon pulled one back, Taylor’s low free kick finding the bottom left corner with 15 minutes left to play.
The Tigers came close to an equaliser from another free-kick, Taylor’s effort this time striking the crossbar before Ben Hughes claimed the rebound.
Despite Hull’s late push for an equaliser, the Swans prevented any clear-cut chances as the under-18s claimed three consecutive wins for the first time this season.
Swansea City: Ben Hughes, Dan Watts, Richard Faakye, Filip Lissah (Jack Cooper 61), David Roberts (Rohan Davies 87), Josh Edwards (captain), Josh Carey, Charlie Veevers, Iwan Morgan, Corey Hurford (Geoff Bony 61), Zane Myers.
Unused subs: Ewan Griffiths, Aimar Govea.
Hull City: Tom Macauley, James Carr (Keegan Green 61), Trialist, Aman Panesar (Kyle Fanning 61), Trialist, Alfie Taylor (captain), Sincere Hall, Trialist, Trialist, Harry Wallis, Trialist (Jake Brown 72).
Unused subs: Ben Voase, Glen Sani.