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Young Swans battle to draw

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16:30 30th January 2014

. . . Swans U21s draw 0-0 with Brentford on Thursday afternoon


Swansea City Under-21s battled to a 0-0 draw with Brentford in their latest Professional Development League 2 fixture.


In difficult playing conditions at Brentford’s Training Ground, Kurtis March made his long awaited return from injury for the young Swans, while Jazz Richards made his first appearance for Kristian O’Leary’s development side since returning from a loan spell with Huddersfield Town.


Against a physically strong Brentford side, the young Swans had the better of the first half chances as Rory Donnelly, Gwion Edwards and March all went close for O’Leary’s side.


In the second-half, Oliver Davies pulled off a superb save to deny Brentford from taking the lead.


Meanwhile, it was a landmark moment for 16-year-old goalkeeper Lewis Thomas, who received his first call-up to the U21s squad for this afternoon’s game.


BRENTFORD: Melvin Minter, Emmanuel Oyekele, Raphael Calvet, Alfie Mawson, Aaron Pierre (Kieran Morris, 77), Tyrell Miller-Rodney, Louis Hutton, Charlie Adams, Josh Clarke, Anderson Banvo (Richard Bryan, 37), Roman Michael-Percil.

SUBS: George Pilbeam.


SWANSEA CITY: Oliver Davies, Liam Shephard, Alex Gogic, Scott Tancock (c), Jazz Richards, Josh Sheehan, Henry Jones, Alex Bray (Ryan Hedges, 85), Kurtis March (Kris Scott, 60), Gwion Edwards, Rory Donnelly.

 

SUBS: Lewis Thomas, Sam Evans, Tom Atyeo.

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