Swansea City Stoke Under-18s Eric Ramsay Keiran Evans
11th April 2016
Coach Eric Ramsay has challenged Swansea City Under-18s to finish top of the Barclays Premier League Group 3 merit league following a comfortable 2-1 win over Stoke at the weekend.
Goals from Keiran Evans, who capped off a fine week after signing his first pro deal, and Liam Cullen in the first half were enough to give the scholars victory at Landore despite a late Potters strike.
The win moves the young Swans up to second in the group 3 table - two points behind Brighton - with three games left to play.
"Saturday's win was one of our best performances of the season," said Ramsay. "We were in complete control of the game until the last quarter.
"Keiran and Liam are two bright prospects here at the academy - they have shown good quality at this level throughout the season and both deserved their goals.
"We created more good chances in front of goal. If we had taken more of them we could have put the game out of sight."
The win extends the scholars' unbeaten league run to four games - their best run of the season so far.
The U18s face Derby, Brighton and Newcastle before the end of the campaign and Ramsay believes they can maintain their unbeaten run.
"We have talked all season about the quality of the performance being the most important thing - results come as a natural product of that," he added.
"The fact we have gone unbeaten so far in our merit group shows how far we have come since the beginning of the season.
"We have three games to go against some strong opposition. Our aim is to maintain our unbeaten run and finish top of the group."