Match Highlights – Swansea City 3 Bristol Rovers 2

The Swans played the last of their behind closed doors friendlies at Fairwood this weekend when they took on Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers at Fairwood.

Just as with the other pre-season games at the Swans training ground, the game was split up into two 60 minute games, with both sides ringing the changes throughout each period.

Game One

Starting XI: Fisher; Latibeaudiere, Wood, Darling, Naughton; Grimes, Fulton; Congreve, Piroe, Sorinola; Obafemi.

The Swans got off to a flying start after Joel Piroe was fouled inside the box and scored from the resulting penalty after just 8 minutes.

It was 2-0 just minutes later, as Cameron Congreve won the ball outside the box and fired a fine left-footed strike into the bottom corner.

Bristol Rovers reduced the deficit just a minute later, as Aaron Collins scored from the penalty spot, after being brought down in the in the box by Harry Darling.

The first game ended with the Swans winning 2-1.

Game Two

The second game kicked off with the Swans making just two changes initially, as Jamie Paterson replaced Cameron Congreve and Steven Benda replacing Andy Fisher in goal.

With the game still goalless, the Swans then made five changes as Piroe, Latibeaudiere, Obafemi, Sorinola and Naughton are replaced by Cullen, Ntcham, Garrick, Manning and Mcfayden.

With 18 minutes of the game gone, a lovely strike inside the box from Liam Cullen gives the Swans the lead.

The second 30 minutes saw the Swans make four additional changes, as Brandon Cooper, Ollie Cooper, Nathanael Ogbeta and Dan Williams replaced Nathan Wood, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton.

On 48 minutes, Ryan Loft brought the Gas level as he calmly finished with his left foot after being played in from a long ball over the top.

With no further changes or goals, the second hour long game ended 1-1 between the sides.

Over the two full games, the Swans were 3-2 winners and Russell Martin’s side now finish their pre-season preparation on Saturday, with a visit to League One Charlton Athletic.

Match Highlights

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

Post-Match Reaction

The Swans assistant manager Matt Gill gives his reaction to the pre-season friendly.

Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club