Report | Swansea City U18s 4 Exeter City U18s 2
A first-half double from Geoff Bony helped a dominant Swansea City Under-18s side to a comfortable victory over Exeter City in their second outing in the Premier League Cup.
Iwan Morgan and Rohan Davies were also on the scoresheet for the Swans, who had motored into a 3-0 lead by the half-time interval.
Exeter City responded in the second half through goals from Mitch Beardmore and George Spencer, but the damage had already been done.
The hosts were on the front foot from the off, and had some sights of goal in the early going. A nice one-two between Kyrell Wilson and Morgan on the right ended with the latter's cross just evading fellow white shirts as it ran across the area.
Some excellent football from Arthur Parker in midfield then set up Morgan on the edge of the area, but his low-driven shot from distance went just wide.
A forceful run from Bony down the left soon teed up Davies six yards out, but Andrew Sowden made sure he got to the ball first to clear the danger for the visitors.
Swansea threatened again, Davies unable to finish from close range after Morgan's strike from a Wilson cross had been parried into the forward's path.
But the Swans did take the lead just before the half-hour mark as Morgan was picked out in the centre, the striker cut in onto his right foot and slotted a low shot into the net to give the hosts a deserved lead.
The Grecians’ best chance of the first half came moments later as they advanced in search of an immediate equaliser, However, the visitors' counter was cut short by interventions from Parker and Seb Dabrowski.
The visitors nearly added to their difficulties when Jacca Cavendish nearly put the ball into his own net from Wilson's lofted high ball.
But they would soon trail by two goals as another Wilson cross found Bony for the striker to fire home.
It was soon 3-0; once again Bony was found completely unmarked in the box and made no mistake as he applied the finishing touch.
Exeter pressed early in the second half, needing an early goal if they were to have any hope of an unlikely revival, and Swansea keeper Kit Margetson had to make a good stop from Alfie Cunningham's long-range effort.
The Grecians did pull one back as Beardmore's sliced shot managed to find the back of the net, only for Swansea to respond immediately as Davies tapped home from close range.
Goals were coming thick and fast, and the third in the space of five minutes followed when Spencer found the net for Exeter from the edge of the area.
But there was to be no catching the Swans.
Swansea City Under-18s: Kit Margetson, Arthur Parker (Jada Mawongo 45), Zane Myers, Josh Carey (captain), Seb Dabrowski, Dan Watts, Kyrell Wilson. (Cameron Llewellyn 67), Iwan Morgan, Rohan Davies (David Roberts 88), Geoff Bony, Aimar Govea (Richard Faakye 88).
Subs not used: Ewan Griffiths.
Exeter City Under-18s: Andrew Sowden, Amir Daniels, Jacca Cavendish, Tom Dean, Gabe Billington, Scott Simmons, Alfie Cunningham, Jake Richards, George Spencer, Alfie Clark, Mitch Beardmore.
Unused subs: Theo Cutler.