Swans Under 23s, Under 18s and Ladies in action this weekend

Whilst Graham Potter takes his Swans team to second in the table Middlesbrough, under the stewardship of Welshman Tony Pulis, this weekend, several other Swans teams will also be in action.

To kick things off on Saturday, the Swans Under-23s will look to build on their impressive 1 nil victory at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy Group Stage, when they face Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2 at Landore (1pm).

Cameron Toshack’s young team will be aiming to get their first league victory of the season, having drawn against Derby County and lost against Chelsea in their other two home games thus far.

Like the Swans, Blackburn also sit on two points in the table having made made a slow start in their opening five games of the season following their promotion to the top division last season.

With several of last season’s U23s squad having stepped up into the senior team, it has provided some of the younger players within an opportunity to impress Gary Richards and Toshack.

Meanwhile, the Swans U18s travel to Reading for their sixth Premier League U18 South game (1pm).

The U18s have suffered a difficult start to the season, having lost the last five games, after opening the season with a 1-1 draw at Fulham back on August 11.

Coaches Anthony Wright and Jon Grey, will no doubt be hoping that some of the U18s who formed part of the U21s squad at Wimbledon in midweek, will use the experience and help the team get a positive result, against a Reading team who have only lost once in their opening 5 games.

Emma Beynon v Briton Ferry Llansawel
Emma Beynon in action against Briton Ferry Llansawel

The Ladies complete the line-up of Swans teams action on Sunday, when they travel to newly promoted Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies, in the first of several Welsh Premier Women’s League derbies this season.

Kick-off at the Old Road Ground in Briton Ferry is at 2pm and Ian Owen’s side will look to build on their emphatic 4-0 win at Caernarfon Town last time out. Ross Norgrove’s side will be looking for an improvement in his sides fortunes, having already lost both of their opening games and without scoring.

The last time the sides met at Old Round, back in January 2017, the Swans ran out comfortable 3-0 winners, thanks to goals from Jodie Passmore (2) and Emma Beynon.

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