Thomas Woodward relishing opportunity with Under-18s

5th April
Thomas Woodward

Thomas Woodward is enjoying his football after stepping up to Swansea City Under-18s. He scored his second goal in as many games as the Swans claimed a 3-1 victory over Hull City Under-18s at Landore.

Iwan Morgan drilled home from a Callum Deacon pass in the first half, before Rohan Davies added a second minutes after the break driving into the area and firing into the bottom corner.

Woodward would be the one to seal the three points just after the hour mark, bagging his second goal in two games after finishing off another Deacon delivery. 

The sixteen-year-old has been on Swansea's books since under-nine level, and has since worked his way through the ranks.

Woodward made his Under-18s' debut in October away to Bristol City where the Swans claimed a 4-0 victory, and he made an immediate impact upon his arrival assisting Geoff Bony for the Swans' third. The youngster is relishing his time amongst a more experienced side.

"I really enjoyed the game, and I thought we dominated a large amount of it," said Woodward. 

"We played really well, and that's something we've kept up in the last few games. It's something we need to keep doing and maintain going forward.

"It's a great feeling playing with the Under-18s, and it's been good starting some games in recent months. I just need to keep my feet on the ground and hopefully, I can continue to impress.

"Playing at this level, it's quick and intense, you've really got to protect the ball, and that's something I like to do.

"Looking forward, I hope to continue contributing to the team, they're all great boys and I love playing with them."