Swansea City Under 18 v Ipswich Town Under 18 – Professional Development League 2023-2024

We made our first visit of 2024 to the Swansea City Academy in Landore on Saturday, 6 January, to photograph the Under 18 Professional Development League fixture between Swansea City and Ipswich Town.

Swansea City v Ipswich Town - Under 18 Professional Development League - Swansea City Academy, Landore, Swansea, Wales, UK.
Yori Griffith of Swansea City battles for possession with Ashton Boswell of Ipswich Town. Credit: Duncan Thomas/Majestic Media.

Swansea City Under-18s started 2024 on a winning note as they came from behind to beat Ipswich Town at Landore in the Professional Development League, with a Thomas Woodward hat-trick and a Josh Pescatore strike.

Afi Adebayo gave Ipswich the ideal start with a goal inside three minutes, but Woodward quickly drew the Swans level from a tight angle. He then put the hosts ahead, converting Aimar Govea’s delivery.

Ipswich leveled shortly after the break with Luke Towler tapping home from a set-piece, but Josh Pescatore, who was introduced as a substitute, quickly restored Swansea’s lead with a brilliant strike.

In stoppage time, 17-year-old Woodward completed his hat-trick, showcasing brilliant skill to fend off his marker and slotting home the fourth goal for the hosts.

You can browse the complete Swansea City Under 18 v Ipswich Town Under 18 Professional Development League match image gallery our dedicated photography website.

Swansea City Under-18s: Kit Margetson, Jack Fanning, Arthur Parker, Jacob Cook, Iestyn Jones, Harlan Perry, Thomas Searle (Josh Pescatore 60), Yori Griffith (Ben Phillips 78), Rohan Davies, Thomas Woodward, Aimar Govea (Cameron Llewellyn 75).

Substitutes: Ewan Griffiths, Teo Minchev.

Ipswich Town Under-18s: Alan Fleischer, Fraser Heard, George Chenery, Luke Towler, Henry Curtis, George Iorpenda, Nick Nkansa-Dwamena, Revin Domi, Chuks Uzor-Greey, Ashton Boswell, Afi Adebayo.

Substitutes: Lenny O’Sullivan, Will Fletcher, Sydney Eldred, Charlie Compton, Nelson Eze.

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