Swansea City Under-21s Brighton Premier League
17th August 2015
Head of coaching David Adams believes Swans Under-21s' first victory in Premier League Division Two will inject confidence into the side.
The young Swans won 1-0 at Brighton on Monday night thanks to striker Oliver McBurnie's early goal.
Both teams had chances for more goals with Swans keeper Josh Vickers saving two powerful efforts from the Seagulls in each half before midfielder Daniel James went close with a shot after bursting into the box.
Brighton took control of the game in the second period despite seeing defender Adam Chicksen sent off for a late challenge on Ryan Hedges, but the young Swans held on to earn their first win in category one football.
"I am pleased we are off the mark," Adams said. "If you can get a win early in the season it breathes confidence into the squad.
"There are lots of positives to take from the game - we were competitive throughout and controlled large periods along with getting a deserved goal through Oliver McBurnie, who took his chance really well.
"The sending off didn't really help us and it shifted momentum with Brighton taking more risks.
"Overall, though, I felt we did enough and deserved the win. We have taken lots of positives from the match.
"It is great to get our first win but as a team we are more pleased about the performance. If we keep producing good performances we will keep winning points."
Swansea City Under-21s next face Stoke City at Landore on Monday, August 24 (6.30pm ko)