Young Swans help Wales Under-17s secure historic qualification for Euro finals

28th March 2023
Iwan Morgan Wales

Swansea City academy trio Iwan Morgan, Kit Margetson and Jacob Cook helped Wales Under-17s qualify for the Uefa 2023 European Championships thanks to a draw against Montenegro at Dragon Park.

It is the first time Wales have qualified for a men’s age-group tournament since 1981, and the first time the under-17s have qualified for a major tournament in history.

The point secured in Newport sees the young Dragons advance to the finals in Hungary in May.

Craig Knight's side staged a second-half comeback against Montenegro after a quick-fire double from the visitors in the first-half. 

It was Swansea City's striker Morgan who pulled one back just after half-time, before Dylan Lawlor levelled the proceedings five minutes from the final whistle. The draw was more than enough to win their group with five points. 

Wales had won their opening game 4-2 against Scotland last Wednesday, with Morgan bagging a brace, and Gabriele Biancheri and Freddie Issaka finishing the game off. 

In their second group game against Iceland, the young Dragons had initially led through an Alfie Tuck strike, but their opponents drew level following the restart to earn a share of the spoils. 

Swans goalkeeper Margetson started all three group fixtures alongside Morgan, with Cook lining up in the starting XI against Iceland and featuring as a substitute against Scotland. 

Wales Under-17s