Swansea City Tottenham Under-18s
6th February 2016
Swansea City Under-18s lost 2-1 at home to Tottenham in their final Premier League South game before the division split later this month.
The Swans fell behind after just two minutes as Spurs striker Kazaiah Sterling carved his way through the defence to slot the ball past Lewis Thomas.
The visitors continued to attack and could have had a second minutes later when a cross from the left was volleyed wide by Marcus Edwards.
Swans keeper Thomas was called into prevent Spurs from extending their lead in the first quarter of an hour as the shot stopper kept out two good chances from the London side.
But the scholars' captain unable to prevent Tottenham's second as the fast paced Marcus Edwards volleyed into the corner from inside the box on 20 minutes.
The young Swans tried to find a break through with attacks down the flanks through Liam Edwards and Aaron Lewis before Liam Cullen saw his shot blocked by the Tottenham defence.
Swansea started the second half much brighter and almost found the net from the kick off when substitute Jordan Garrick raced into the box to shoot at goal only for his effort to be saved by the legs of Tom McDermott in the Spurs net.
The visitors proved they were still dangerous on the attack when Thomas saved a low shot from Keanan Bennetts on the hour mark
Minutes later Liam Cullen's header almost found the back on the net only for McDermott to acrobatically tip wide for a corner.
Spurs' Edwards fired over the bar before Swansea pulled a goal back on 77 minutes through Aaron Lewis as the defender rifled a 25 yard direct free-kick into the bottom corner.
The Swans pushed to snatch a point in the relentless rain at Landore in the final minutes of the game but could not find a way past Spurs defence before the full time whistle.
SWANS UNDER-18s: Lewis Thomas, Aaron Lewis, Connor Quigley (Thomas Dyson, 46), Jack Evans, Brandon Cooper, Dan Jefferies, Liam Edwards, Jordan Jones, Brandon Griffiths (Jordan Garrick, 46), Liam Cullen, Matt Blake
SUBS NOT USED: Mael Davies, Ross Treacy (GK), Marco Dulca