U18s stay fourth despite defeat
Swansea City Under-18s endured a difficult afternoon as they were beaten 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.
But despite suffering their first defeat in three games, the young Swans remain fourth in Premier League South.
They fell behind when Hayden Roberts opened the scoring after just eight minutes, and Mamadou Kone doubled the hosts' lead just before the half-hour mark.
Brighton secured all three points late on, when Bojan Radulovic scored twice within nine minutes to round off a commanding win for the hosts.
The academy Swans are next in league action this Saturday, April 14 against fifth-placed Leicester at Landore (11am).
Brighton U18s: Thomas McGill (capt), Mamadou Kone, Cameron Tutt (Sam Packham, 88), Ben Clark-Eden, Hayden Roberts, Matthew Weaire, Aoyo Tamimows (Matt Everitt, 57), Ryan Longman, Alex Cochrane, Stefan Ljubicic (Jack Spong, 85), Bojan Radulovic.
Subs not used: George Bentley, Ed Turns.
Swans U18s: Nathan Shepperd, Joe Lewis (capt), Jacob Jones, Tom Price, Arnor Gudjohnsen (Shaquile Wynter-Coles, ht), Kees De Boer, Daniel Williams, Cameron Evans (Ryan Bevan, 81), Tom Davies, Oliver Cooper, Jayden Reid (Marc Walsh, ht).
Subs not used: Scott Reed, Tivonge Rushesha.