. . . as Bristol City take the honours at Stebo
Swans U21s 0 Bristol City U21s 2
The Swans' young guns tasted defeat against Bristol City at Stebonheath Park on Monday night.
The home side fell behind midway through the first half when Omar Kissoko finished well, while the impressive Kevin Krans grabbed a second with an equally cool finish after the break.
James Loveridge clipped the bar in the first half and Kurtis March fired over from six yards as the Swans failed to break down a resolute and stubborn Robins side.
Kris O'Leary included new signing Dwight Tiendalli in the starting line-up, and the Dutchman was joined by Jazz Richards as the pair looked to get some game time under their belts.
Meanwhile, former Preston man Jamie Proctor continued to lead the attack as the youngsters looked to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat against Brighton last time out.
On a chilly evening in west Wales it was the visitors who made the early running and looked particularly dangerous through the front two of Kevin Krans and Aaron Holloway.
Dutch defender Dwight Tiendalli saw his shot clear the crossbar after 13 minutes before the Robins nearly went ahead in bizarre fashion.
Krans put pressure on David Cornell and as the keeper tried to clear, the ball cannoned off the striker before Scott Tancock came to the rescue to head the ball off the line.
Just three minutes later the visitors had another chance as Krans saw his shot drift a fraction wide of the right hand post, before Bristol City did take the lead after 22 minutes.
After the referee played a good advantage on the edge of the box, Holloway set up Omar Kissoko and the midfielder chipped a wonderful effort past Cornell.
The Swans had two great chances to level before the break as James Loveridge saw his shot clip the crossbar after being put through one on one, and Kurtis March somehow blazed over from six yards out after good work from Gwion Edwards.
Half-time: Swans 0 Bristol City 1
Bristol City made one change at the break as the lively Holloway was replaced by Ismail Serenba.
Kurtis March had the first effort on goal in the second period as his shot flew inches wide, but it was the visitors who extended their lead after 55 minutes.
Dwight Tiendalli's attempted back pass was too weak and as Bobby Reid capitalised, he set up Krans who finished well from just inside the box.
Rory Donnelly replaced James Loveridge just past the hour mark and the Northern Irishman saw a volley drfit wide as the home side looked for a route back into the game.
However, it was Bristol City who continued to pose the greater attacking threat and they could have extended their lead late on but Krans saw his effort blocked.
SWANS: Cornell, Richards, Tancock, Alfei, Tiendalli (Sheppard, 60), Sheehan, March (Williams, 79), Lucas, Edwards, Loveridge (Donnelly, 65), Proctor
BRISTOL CITY: Carey, Battersby, King, Batten, Jones, Edwards, Kissoko (Simms, 75), Reid, Holloway (Serenba ht), Krans, Burns (Hall, 55)