Swansea City Under-19s Aaron Lewis
20th November 2016
Aaron Lewis expressed his delight with Swansea City's derby victory as the Under-19s beat Cardiff City's youngsters 3-0 to progress to the fourth round of the FAW Youth Cup.
The 19-year-old defender netted his first goal of the season with a 25-yard free-kick inside ten minutes with second-half strikes from Jordan Garrick and Liam Cullen securing victory at Landore.
The result means the young Swans are still on course to lift the title for an eighth successive season.
And Lewis, who has been part of the young Swans' last two cups victories, believes the competition offers great experience for academy players looking to progress.
"This competition was great experience for me a younger player," said the Wales Under-19 international, who signed his first professional deal with the club in June.
"I have played in the cup for the last two seasons as a first and second-year scholar and the amount I learned from that experience has only added to my game.
"We had a good mix of youth and experience involved today and we knew we needed to match Cardiff's intensity on the ball.
"The main aim was to get through to the next round of the competition. We are proud of what we achieve in this cup and want to retain the title.
"To get a goal early on was good - it helped settle us. I scored a few from free-kicks last season, so it is nice to get my first of the season that way.
"I love taking set pieces. I think I can score more from them this campaign."