Report | Swansea City Under-18 1 Cardiff City Under-18 4

However, the Bluebirds would soon be on a level playing field. The hosts responded in transition, with Matondo driving down the left flank and driving into the Swansea box before firing from a tight angle.

And it would be another counterattack that would allow the Bluebirds to take the lead before the break. Nyakuhwa finished off the play after being intercepted on the left side of the box.

The visitors started the second half in the lead and, after seeing two shots cleared off the line, the ball fell into the hands of Nyakuhwa, who finished off the second of the afternoon.

Fresh legs were introduced when David Roberts and Thomas Woodward were brought in to replace Sam Parker and Watts respectively, as the Swans searched for a way back into the game.

Opportunities came fast and plentiful for the Swans. Richard Faakye saw his shot drift just wide before Thomas deflected Myers’ effort over the crossbar.

The home side struggled on, substitute Rohan Davies almost giving them hope with a fine shot that looked destined for the top corner before being deflected by the Cardiff keeper.

But the visitors had the last word when the striker rounded off Ewan Griffiths to complete his treble.

The Swans return to action on Saturday March 4 against Bristol City. (At 11:00 a.m.).

Swansea City Under-18: Ewan Griffiths, Sam Parker (David Roberts 50′), Arthur Parker (Cameron Llewellyn 70′), Richard Faakye, Jada Mawongo, Josh Carey (captain), Aimar Govea, Dan Watts (Thomas Woodward 63′) Geoff Bony, Yori Griffith ( Rohan Davies 70′), Zane Myers.

Unused Subs: Kit Margetson.

Cardiff City Under-18s: Joe Thomas, Will Spiers, Joe Keeping, Luey Giles, Dylan Lawlor, Dan Barton (Cody Twose 60′), Cole Fleming (Troy Perrett 71′), Lewys Ware, Tanatswa Nyakuhwa (Louis Phillps 85′), Trey George, Japhet Matondo (Josh Beecher 85′)

Unused Subs: Lucas Armstrong.


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