Swansea City Brighton Under-18s Causso Darame
22nd April 2016
Swansea City Under-18s target a top place finish this weekend knowing victory over Brighton on Saturday would be enough to secure the Premier League Merit Division Group Three title.
The young Swans take on the Seagulls at the Amex Elite Football Centre (11am) looking to extend their two-month unbeaten run.
The scholars lead the group three table after their 4-3 victory over Derby last Saturday, but they now face a Brighton side that has won the previous two encounters between the sides.
Winger Causso Darame believes the side have progressed hugely during their first season in category one football.
"Saturday's game is a great chance for us to show how much we have improved and developed since that defeat earlier this season," he said.
"Other defeats have come since then, but we have all been working really hard behind the scenes to turn our season around. We must now show we have succeeded with a good result on Saturday.
"Our aim is to keep our momentum going against Brighton this weekend and finish top of the division. We are on the best run of the season and we don't want that to end."
Darame netted his fourth goal this season against Derby on Saturday. The Portugese-born winger recently returned from injury after a three-month spell on the sidelines.
And the 17-year-old aims to add more to his tally before the end of the campaign, which includes a final-day trip to Newcastle United.
"It was great to get my goal last weekend," he added. "It was a very happy moment for me because I have been out with a back injury for a long time this season.
"I managed to make my return during the tournament in South Africa last month where I had some really strong performances.
"I need to keep producing those performances. My aim is to score another three goals before the end of the season to finish on a high."
SWANS U18s (From): Lewis Thomas, Ross Treacy, Jack Evans, Marco Dulca, Causso Darame, Dan Jefferies, Ben Cabango, Liam Cullen, Tom Dyson, Jordan Jones, Matt Blake, Jordan Garrick, Keiran Evans, Mael Davies, Liam Edwards.