Match Discussion: Cardiff City U18 v Swans U18 - Professional Development League 2020-21

edited February 20 in Swansea City

The Swans Under-18s travel to local rivals Cardiff City Under 18s in the Premier League Professional Development League on Saturday, 20 February 2021 at 11am.

The Cardiff City academy twitter page are usually very good at providing coverage of games - so best check there for match updates.


  • How sad is that, we have to go to the Cardiff City Academy twitter page to get coverage of how our u18 youngsters are doing.

  • Yes I know it's appalling and the same applies for the Under 23s too.

    But it just goes to show how much of a hit the media team took at the club with the cost cutting exercises over the last few years.

  • Cardiff U18s: Jaimie Cogman, Taylor Jones, Tom Davies, Eli King, Josh Rippon, Jac Clay, Frazer Thomas, Ryan Kavanagh, James Crole, Caleb Hughes, Ntazana Mayembe (capt).

    Substitutes: Brad Stewart, Rhys Schwank, Tom Chiabi, Siyabonga Ligendza, Adam Coomer.

    Swans U18s: Tyler Evans, Harry Jones, Cian Williams, Joel Cotterill, Scott Butler (capt), Kai Ludvigsen, Adrian Akande, Josh Edwards, Rio Campbell, Cameron Congreve, Morgan Clarke.

    Substitutes: Josh Hutchings, Geoff Bony, Ben Lloyd, Jada Mawonga, Ryan Bassett.

  • 2 nil down and could be more. Getting battered....

  • FT 2-1 Congreve with ours. They'll have highlights up on their site, eventually.

  • Young Geoff Bony was on the bench today.

  • How old is he?

  • Geoffroy was in the U14's in October 2018 and his brother Orphee was in the U12's at the Swans academy at the same time.

    No doubt Geoffroy will be looking for a scholarship for season 2021/22.

  • Cameron Congreve is hoping to contribute more goals and assists to Swansea City Under-18s’ cause following his sublime individual effort against Cardiff City.

    The young attacking midfielder gave the young Swans hope early in the second half of their Professional Development League South encounter, which they would lose 2-1 at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

    Receiving the ball deep inside the Cardiff half, he showed clever footwork to skip away from a couple of challenges before unleashing a fierce 20-yard drive that nestled in the bottom corner.

    Congreve is now the under-18s’ joint-leading scorer this season with four goals – moving level with Morgan Clarke as a result.

    The 17-year-old, who has been with the Swans since under-nine level, has made a positive impact since signing a two-year scholarship last summer.

    Along with his under-18s goalscoring exploits, he has also stepped up to the under-23s side on several occasions.

    Congreve will hope to feature again for Anthony Wright’s side on Tuesday, when they travel to Sheffield United, before hosting Queens Park Rangers at Landore five days later.

    And he believes the quick turnaround will prevent him and his team-mates from dwelling on the disappointment of the Cardiff result for too long.

    “I was really pleased with my goal,” he said.

    “I enjoy taking players on, playing combinations and, ultimately, scoring goals.

    “At that point, it was early in the second half, so I was just hoping we could get back in the game.

    “We were unfortunate not to get the next goal. If we had, I think we’d have probably won the game because they were quite nervous.

    “Hopefully, I can continue to score more goals. I also think I need to try to add more assists to my game.

    “We must keep our heads up and keep going.

    “We’ve got a few games in hand on the other teams, so hopefully we can pick up some points over the next week or so.”

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