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UNDER-18S: Swansea City 1-1 Sky Blues

The Under-18s continued their undefeated start...

23 August 2021

The Sky Blues Under-18s continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign, as they came away from Wales with a point.

City fell behind to an early goal against Swansea City on the weekend, but continued to push for a leveller, which they found through Craig Hewitt.

The 1-1 draw means its four points from the opening two games of the new season and 18s coach, Chay Thompson praised the efforts of the City youngsters.

Thompson said: “We played really well, we didn’t take our chances towards the end, and it took us a while to get into it, but it was 1-1 and a good game.

“For the second game in a row, we’re pleased with the players efforts. They grafted for the badge and for themselves.

“We started the game a little bit sluggish and not at our best and to concede a goal early on is disappointing but as soon as we conceded after 25 minutes we kicked on and grew into the game.”

The Sky Blues goal came from one of the more experienced players on the pitch, as second year scholar, Craig Hewitt found the back of the net.

Hewitt came off the bench and impressed, making an impact once more and leaving his mark on the game.

“It was an incredible solo goal by Craig Hewitt. We had periods of the game without the ball and dealt with them well and I thought we looked dangerous on the counter-attack, creating a few dangerous chances.

“Hewitt came on and played well and having suffered a long spell out of the side it was great to have him back scoring a good goal and contributing to the team really well.”

Despite scoring late on, Thompson told how he thought the three points were there for taking but believes there were a lot of positives to take from the game.

“Overall, it was a top performance, but we were disappointed not to come away with the win

“We know coming into the game against Swansea with their way of playing and their philosophy that there would be large periods of the game where we would be without the ball, but we were organised and killed the spaces well.

“We were disappointed to come away from the game with one point but at the end of the day there were lots of positives to take from the game and the players are aware of that.

“There is still lots to work on and that’s we’ll do Monday working into the game next week at Cardiff.”

Coventry host Swansea’s rivals Cardiff in their next league game, where they will be looking to continue their unbeaten run.


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