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Swans win seven-goal thriller at Wolves
Swansea City Under-23s extended their Premier League 2 (Division 2) unbeaten run with a seven goal thriller against Wolves in Telford on Monday.
Wolves took the lead through midfielder Christian Herc before a double from Marvin Emnes put the Swans in front at half time.
French defender Sylvain Deslandes equalised minutes into the restart before Owain Jones fired the Swans back into the lead sixty seconds later.
Deslandes equalised again on 65 minutes but Daniel James netted the winner a minute later with a superb strike.
WOLVES U23s: Jonathan Flatt, Hekeem Odoffin (Aaron Simpson, 72), Sylvain Deslandes, Ross Finnie, Aaron Hayden, Connor Johnson, Connor Ronan, Christian Herc (Daniel McKenna, 62), Nouha Dicko (Bright Enobakhare, 56), Niall Ennis, Will Randall.
SUBS NOT USED: Ben O'Hanlon, Donovan Wilson.
SWANS U23s: Gregor Zabret, Tyler Reid, Connor Roberts, Ryan Blair, Keston Davies (Capt), Joe Rodon, Dan James, Tom Holland (Adnan Marić, 63), Botti Bia Bi, Owain Jones (Alex Bray, 78), Marvin Emnes.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Thomas (GK), Aaron Lewis, George Byers.
Swansea raced out of the blocks at Telford's New Bucks Stadium with great link-up play between Bia Bi and Emnes almost putting the Dutch winger through on goal before he was denied by the legs of Jonathan Flatt in the Wolves net.
Both sides passed the ball well in midfield but it was the home side who started the carve out the better chances as Swans keeper Gregor Zabret kept out efforts from Niall Ennis and French striker Nouha Dicko in quick succession.
The Under-23s looked to get a hold on the game as Tom Holland's 30-yard drive minutes later was deflected wide.
Zabret's punch again denied Connor Ronan's curling 25-yard free-kick. But the Irish midfielders' shot was parried seconds later by the Slovenian keeper before midfielder Christian Herc fired the rebound into the net.
Holland tried his luck from distance soon after but it was a penalty that would get the Swans back on level terms as Connor Roberts burst into the box was ended by Flatt's foul.
Marvin Emnes stepped-up to fire home from 12 yard on 40 minutes. The Dutchman then put the U23s into the lead on the stroke of half time as the ball broke to Emnes in the box, his powerful shot taking a deflection over the Wolves keeper.
HALF TIME: Wolves U23s 1 - 2 Swans U23s
Wolves equalised almost from the kick-off as French defender Sylvain Deslandes headed home a corner at the far post.
But Swansea retook the lead a minute later as Tom Holland's superb pass found Owain Jones to fire into the middle of the net.
Daniel James fired two dangerous crosses for Bia Bi soon after only for both to be denied by the Wolves defence before substitute Bright Enobakhare flashed a shot inches wide for the home side.
Wolves were level once again soon after as quick feet from Enobakare found their way through the Swans defence before a pass to Deslandes allowed the Frenchman to prod home from close range.
But, the goals did not stop there as Swansea again retook the lead as Daniel James found space to curl his effort past Flatt a minute later.
The home side continued to press to get back on level terms with Ennis close on two occassions but the Swans held on to take their second PL2 win of the season.