Swindon Town’s U18’s got their 2017/18 EFL Youth Alliance South West League campaign off to a winning start on Saturday after beating Portsmouth 4-3.
An Elliot Duggan brace coupled with further efforts from Jordan Edwards and Jacob Bancroft made it an opening day to remember for Alan McLoughlin’s side.
Pompey raced into a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Mayes and Casey, but the young Reds rallied back in style to take a 4-2 lead in at the break.
There was only one goal in the second-half and it went the way of the hosts but Town held on to pick up their first three points of the new season.
Full reaction with U18’s Manager Alan McLoughlin will be available online on Monday.