Swansea City 2 Hereford United 1 SWANSEA, with their first-team manager Roberto Martinez looking on, made a lively start to this Puma Youth Alliance South West Conference clash.

The home side, with the incentive of professional contracts to play for, took the lead on 11 minutes when Hereford failed to deal with a cross and Joe Allen fired the ball into the roof of the net.

On 25 minutes, the home left-winger received the ball in the Hereford penalty area and was allowed to turn and shoot home the second.

But Hereford started to get back into the game and received a boost five minutes before the break.

Darren Andrews was pushed in the back as he went to receive an Adam Bendall free-kick and Bendall stepped to up to convert the resulting penalty.

After the interval, the Young Bulls had only themselves to blame as they wasted a number of opportunities to at least get back on level terms.

Sam Harrison clipped a shot over the goalkeeper but also just over the bar, and the same player then had a shot deflected wide.

Bobby Terrett and Bendall also had good chances to secure a point.