Match Highlights – Swansea City v Colchester United

The Swans continued their preparation for the new season with a behind closed doors game against League Two side Colchester United at Fairwood this afternoon.

In a game of four 30 minute quarters, the Swans once again shuffled the starting XI around, just as they did in the win over Haverfordwest County last Friday.

The Swans starting XI for the first hour was Steven Benda; Azeem Abdulai, Brandon Cooper, Ryan Manning (Nathanael Ogbeta 45), Kyle Joseph, Ollie Cooper, Jay Fulton, Jordon Garrick; Morgan Whittaker, Olivier Ntcham (Joel Cotterill 45), Liam Cullen.

However it was the away side who took the honours after the opening two quarters, thanks to goals from Luke Hannant and Frank Nouble.

The Swans line-up for the last two quarters was Andy Fisher; Joel Latibeaudiere, Nathan Wood, Harry Darling, Kyle Naughton; Cameron Congreve, Matt Grimes, Matty Sorinola; Joel Piroe, Jamie Paterson, Michael Obafemi (Ben Lloyd 46).

Just seven minutes from full time, Joel Latibeaudiere headed home from close range after a lovely cross from Kyle Naughton, to give the Swans a 1-0 win in the last two quarters.

Watch highlights of the game at Fairwood, courtesy of the Swans Official YouTube channel.

Swansea City v Colchester United Match Reaction

Here is what Swansea City Assistant Manager Matt Gill had to say after the match.