Swansea City West Ham Under-21s Premier League Division Two

10th February

Swansea City Under-21s came from behind to earn a 2-1 win over West Ham in Barclays Premier League Division Two thanks to goals from Josh Sheehan and Adam King.
Despite creating some early chances, it was West Ham who led at the break through midfielder Grady Diangana's close-range strike.
The Swans were back on level terms thanks to a superb solo finish from Sheehan, who carved his way through midfield before firing into the bottom corner.
King's strike from the edge of the area on 74 minutes ensured the Swans took all three points from London and ended West Ham's 11-game unbeaten run.

The Swans made three changes heading into the game at Rush Green.
Keston Davies returned to the heart of the defence while first-team midfielder Matt Grimes was involved with the development squad for the first time since December.
Winger Alex Bray made his first full start since his return from injury while Oliver McBurnie continued to lead the line up front.
There was also a place on the bench for midfielder Lee Lucas, who returned from a 15-month knee ligament injury.
West Ham included Reece Oxford and Djair Parfitt-Williams, who were included on the bench for the first-team's FA Cup tie with Liverpool 24 hours earlier, in their starting XI.

WEST HAM U21s: Sam Howes, Alex Pike, Vashon Neufville, George Dobson, Doneil Henry (Olatunji Akinola, 44), Reece Oxford (Capt), Grady Diangana (Dan Kemp,75), Moses Makasi, Jahmal Hector-Ingram (Luka Belic, 64), Marcus Browne, Djair Parfitt-Williams.
SUBS NOT USED: Tim Brown (GK), Matt Carter.

SWANS U21s: Gregor Zabret, Liam Shephard (Capt), Raheem Hanley, Jay Fulton, Keston Davies, Joe Rodon, Adam King, Matt Grimes, Oliver McBurnie, Josh Sheehan, Alex Bray (Daniel James, 46).
SUBS NOT USED: Adnan Maric, Oliver Davies, Botti Biabi, Lee Lucas.

Swans Under-21s survived an early scare as West Ham almost scored shortly after kick-off when winger Djair Parfitt-Williams lifted the ball over the Swans defence to put Jahmal Hector-Ingram through on goal, but Gregor Zabret was down low to smother the chance.
Five minutes later Swansea were on the attack with a well-worked move through midfield seeing Oliver McBurnie find Josh Sheehan on the edge of the area. The midfielder, however, saw his shot blocked by the West Ham defence.
The Swans continued to pressurise the Hammers back line in the first period, with a series of corners seeing a Matt Grimes effort loop over the oncoming Sam Howes, but Joe Rodon was unable to get any contact at the far post.
Alex Bray looked sharp with his pacey runs into the box causing the Hammers defence problems, and he played in Sheehan only for the midfielder to fire wide after 20 minutes.
Despite the chances it was West Ham who took the lead just before half-time when midfielder Grady Diangana met the ball at the near post to fire past Zabret from four yards.
The Swans created chances before the break, with Bray coming closest only for his run into the box resulting in a scramble which left Hammers defender Doneil Henry injured. 

HALF-TIME: West Ham U21s 1 Swansea City U21s 0

Daniel James replaced Bray for the start of the second half as the Swans looked to inject more pace into the game down the flanks.
The visitors equalised ten minutes after the restart as Sheehan raced 40 yards through midfield before firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
The superb solo effort brought the game back to life for the young Swans, who were looking dangerous on the counter attack.
McBurnie and James linked up before the striker's shot was blocked into the path of Adam King, but his effort was deflected wide.
The game became end-to-end for a spell, but the Swans took the lead on 74 minutes when King rifled a shot into the net from the edge of the area.
The Swans could have grabbed a third minutes later when James raced goalwards only for Howes to save at his feet before King hit the post before the full-time whistle.
But the visitors had done enough to take all three points back with them to South Wales.