Ten-man U18s held to draw

10th February 2014

Swansea City Under-18s were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Brentford on Saturday.


A debut goal for Kostya Georgievski and a strike from Pau Morer earned the young Swans a point at Fairwood after two freak goals pegged the youngsters back.


In atrocious conditions at the club's training complex, the Swans didn't sway from their passing principles and dominated proceedings, earning their lead through Kostya, 18 minutes into the first-half.


In the final two minutes of the first period, Brentford found their way back into the game through two goals that were severely aided by the gale force winds.


First Lewis Lavender's in-swinging corner sailed over everyone and into the top corner before a bizarre own goal by Connor Peters gave the visitors the lead.


Peters attempted to head clear a long ball forward, but his upwards effort was blown backwards by the wind, bouncing over the helpless Lewis Thomas and into the net.


The late first-half setbacks did not deter the home side though as they continued to dominate possession during the second period.


With 27 minutes left on the clock, they were finally rewarded for their efforts when Morer struck from 30 years to level for the Swans.


However, the home side were dealt another blow just three minutes later when Connor Roberts was sent off for bringing down James Ferry as the forward went through on goal.


But the one-man disadvantage didn't seem to hold Swansea back as Copp nearly found a winner with 20 minutes left on the clock, only for his long-range strike to crash against the post.