Swansea City FAW Youth Cup
20th November 2016
Swansea City Under-19s booked their place in the next round of the FAW Youth Cup on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win over rivals Cardiff.
The young Swans started the better side at Landore.
Aaron Lewis' 25-yard free-kick gave Swansea the lead inside ten minutes with a low curling drive to beat the outstretched gloves of keeper Oliver Byrne.
The Bluebirds looked to get back on level terms straight from the kick-off as midfielder Sion Spence bent his effort just wide from the edge of the area.
Swansea continued to press in the final third as Liam Cullen worked his way into the box before being brought down by the Cardiff defence only for his claims for as penalty to be waved away by the referee.
Minutes later Cardiff winger James Waite fired his shot wide from inside the area before Lewis Thomas denied Jarrad Welch's long-range effort.
The Swans keeper was again called into action to save striker Mark Harris' shot five minutes before the break.
HALF TIME: Swans U19s 1 - 0 Cardiff City U19s
After the interval, Cardiff tested Thomas on the hour mark as the Swans keeper saved Welch's free-kick.
But Swansea extended their lead five minutes later as a long punt from Thomas found substitute Jordan Garrick, who raced on before shaking off his marker and rounding the keeper to slot home.
Swansea continued to threaten in the final third as defender Brandon Cooper's diving header was superbly saved at the far post by Byrne before the Bluebirds keeper denied substitute Causso Darame's effort inside the area minutes later.
The young Swans put the game beyond doubt ten minutes from time as Garrick's square pass found Cullen inside the area, and he rifled home the third and final goal.
Darame's shot from the right wing could have added a fourth for the Swans minutes from time, while Thomas denied Harris before the final whistle to ensure the clean sheet was kept in tact.
SWANS U19s: Lewis Thomas, Mael Davies, Aaron Lewis, Tom Price (Jordan Jones, 70), Ben Cooper, Joe Rodon, Daniel James (Causso Darame, 46), Tom Dyson, Liam Cullen (capt), Keiran Evans, Liam Edwards (Jordan Garrick, 62).
UNUSED SUBS: Ross Treacy, Oliver Cooper.
CARDIFF U19s: Oliver Byrne, Cameron Coxe, Rhys Abbruzzese, Connor Young, Rollin Menayese, Lewis Baldwin, James Waite, Jarrod Welch, Mark Harris, Sion Spence, Ibi So Sani (Isaac Kelly, 79).
UNUSED SUBS: Scott Coughlan, Laurence Wootton, Jack Bodenham, Alfie Madden.