Swansea City Under-18s Liam Cullen Causso Darame
24th September 2016
Swansea City Under-18s maintained their unbeaten home record in Premier League South with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham at Landore on Saturday.
Swansea attacked from the kick off as the attacking pair of Liam Cullen and Causso Darame saw their shots fly narrowly over the bar.
But the young Swans led inside ten minutes as Cullen's pressure on Brandon Austin forced the Spurs keeper into a mistake before the Swans forward slotted into the middle of the goal.
Cullen almost doubled their lead minutes later as he broke into the box from the left flank only to see his effort go across the face of goal.
Ross Treacy kept the Swans lead in tact with a crucial save from Dylan Durran's shot after 20 minutes.
The Under-18s continued to press with a header from defender Ben Cabango just target before efforts from Darame and Cullen missed the target.
Spurs keeper denied an excellent chance from Cameron Berry ten minutes into the second half as the midfielder raced onto a through ball before firing at goal.
Good link up play saw a pinpoint cross from Darame find Cullen in the box, but the striker's header dropped just wide.
But the young Swans doubled their lead on the hour mark as a pass from Cullen found Darame, with the winger's composed finish beating Austin.
The young Swans looked in control of the game before midfielder Jack Roles pulled a goal back for Tottenham in the 74th minute from close range.
And the visitors were level five minutes later as a loose ball broke to Roles on the edge of the area, and the midfielder fired into the bottom corner from 20 yards.
Swansea fought to restore their lead in the closing stages, but both sides were forced to settle for a point at Landore
SWANS U18s: Ross Treacy, Mael Davis (Rhydian Williams, 78), Matt Blake, Jordan Jones, Ben Cabango, Dan Jefferies, Causso Darame, Tom Price, Liam Cullen (capt), Cameron Berry (Marco Dulca, 78), Keiran Evans (Liam Edwards, 65)
SUBS NOT USED: Alex Lang, Oliver Cooper.
TOTTENHAM U18s: Brandon Austin, Tariq Hinds, Jayden Brown (Jamie Reynolds, 75), Ronan Olumobi, Joy Mukena (Japhat Tanganga, 86), Jonathan Dinzey, Samuel Shashoua, Jack Roles, Aramide Oteh, Dylan Durran (Pablo Gonzalez, 75), Nick Tsaroulla
SUBS NOT USED: Charlie Freeman, Matthew Lock.