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Match Report: Ynysgerwn FC 2 Swansea U18s 0

Official Site report here:

Report | Swansea City U18s 0 Ynysygerwn 2 | Swansea

Ynysgerwn compete in the Ardal Welsh League South West, at the same level as West End, Pontardawe and Ton Pentre.

Relaxed, friendly reception - entry & track & trace recording accomplished without any fuss.

It was evident that our youngsters were going to have a long evening battling to compete with an experienced and able opposition. To be fair to Ynysgerwn, they didn’t overstep the mark, they simple exerted their greater physical presence and match nous. The tone of the game was set by 2 goals conceded in the first 10 minutes: the first, an uncontested free header from a corner, the second, a short range follow-up to a spilled save of a long range shot.

We started slowly and even though the Llandarcy pitch looked in very good condition our passing left a lot to be desired, lots of apparently simple balls routinely overhit.   Although the complexion of the team got younger and younger with 2nd half substitutions, we created a few chances and actually played far better as the game progressed. Our youngsters – including the new academy influx who played - will have learned a lot from this.

Seb Dabrowski, Zane Myers, Kyrell Wilson and all of the young subs performed creditably, particularly Cam Llewellyn on the right wing who had a great effort tipped over in the closing minutes. The Official Site line-up omits that Charlie Veevers came back onto the pitch as a 53m sub for Dylan Perkins. 

Nice to make acquaintance with RGD!



  • edited July 27

    Geoff was subbed for his 'little' brother Orphee Bony in the U18 latest friendly last night! Now i feel old.

  • Niall,

    would you know if the boy who suffered the injury on Saturday at Barry that saw the match abandoned a Swans player, Cole Gibbings. Thanks

  • Well done Niall a comprehensive and accurate report

    Good to meet you too

  • Colin

    The Barry Town Twitter account lists the Barry squad, which included 2 unnamed trialists. A linked interview with manager Gavin Chesterfield doesn’t mention any injury and neither does a linked light-humoured YouTube video of the game taken by a Barry fan. The game appeared to end normally.

    if the report is accurate, my feeling is that this must be a Swansea youngster - related to Bradley Gibbings, perhaps?

  • Both looked excellent prospects and had the physique of their father

  • Hi Colin - it says the following on the Swans OS match report:

    "The game came two days after the Swans’ friendly with Barry Town Under-19s was abandoned after an injury to Cole Gibbings.

    Gibbings was stretchered off and taken to hospital with a cheek injury, but he is making good progress in his recovery."

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