U18s sunk by Saints

2nd October 2017

Three second half goals saw Swansea City Under-18s fall to defeat against Southampton in Premier League South.

Swansea started brightly and almost took the lead midway through the first half only for midfielder Arnor Gudjohnsen to place his diving header inches wide of goal.

Striker Michael Obafemi had the chance to give the home side the lead but fired over from outside the area.

Southampton created the better chances in the second half and took the lead in the 65th minute from the penalty spot after Obafemi was fouled in the box – the striker then converted from 12 yards.

The home side added two more before the final whistle as defender Oliver Gardner tapped in Jake Vokins corner before the full-back provided a goal of his own to make the score 3-0.

Southampton U18s: Alex Cull, Javen Siu (Kane Ramsay, 88), Jake Vokins, Harry Hamblin, Oliver Gardner, Christopher Klarer (capt), Harlem Hale (Christian Norton, 88), Will Smallbone, Michael Obafemi, Dan Bartlett, Kornelius Hansen.

Subs not used: Jamie Bradley-Green, Adam Parkes, Simon Kozak.

Swans U18s: Alex Lang, Joe Lewis (Cameron Evans, 86), Matthew Blake, Kees de Boer, Ben Cabango, Brandon Cooper (capt), Mason Jones-Thomas (Matthew Roberts, 45), Jack Fox (Finley Hazell, 69), Arnor Gudjohnsen, Oliver Cooper, Marc Walsh.

Subs not used: Nathan Shepperd, Cameron Evans, Dan Williams.

Despite defeat the young Swans remain sixth in Premier League South with eight points. The U18s next face Brighton on Saturday, November 14 at Landore (11am).