Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Sean Wood delighted with their fifth win in a row, after a massive 2-0 win over a “physical” Bristol Rovers U18s.
Swindon Town U18s were victorious in their recent game against Bristol Rovers U18s with an opener from Alistar Stewart after a corner being whipped into the box finding the young defender, who finished nicely.
Finlay Adams would end the game with a second half stunner when yet again another set piece would be played into the box with Adams volleying into the top right-hand corner, securing a 2-0 win.
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Swindon Town U18s go to the top of the Youth Alliance League for the first time this season as they look to make redemption for missing out on first place last year by a single point.
Sean Wood described their win as a “show of real professionalism” as The Town had to “approach the game in a different kind of style.”
Wood went on to say this about his teams “fantastic” start to the season:
“Everyone was a little worried about the team’s first game loss to Exeter, but the boys have shown nothing but true professionalism since.”
“We have won every single game (since the Exeter U18s game at the start of the season) and for that reason sit on top of the Youth Alliance League table, however, we need to remain consistent in our results and today was a prime example of that.”
Wood also went onto talk about the team’s performance against Bristol Rovers U18s on Saturday:
“The lads got pushed to their limits on Saturday, Bristol are a very physical side and are different to most teams we face in this league.”
“However, their dealt with their physical presence well and we only had two real chances and made sure to be clinical with them both.”
“I think that Fin Adams dealt with their NO.9 brilliantly, who is a first-year professional with Bristol but today had no real sniff of a chance.”
Sean was also asked about the game against Portsmouth U18s in two weeks’ time:
“This will by far be one of the toughest challenges this season.”
“An away game against one of the toughest teams in the league is always going to be difficult.”
“We are looking forward to the game and will be looking to extend our lead at the top of the table.”
An exceptional performance from the U18s who will take that confidence into their next game, with several of the players looking ahead to next game a fortnight away in the Youth Alliance Division, with their next league fixture away to Portsmouth U18s on October 28th, 2023.