Honours even at Sketty

A CONFIDENT performance from the Swansea first team was only good enough for a point as champions Bath left it late.

Swansea looked to start the season off with a win following a first half goal but were denied by a late penalty equaliser.

“We played really well and controlled possession for most of the game,” said striker Sam Rose-Miles. “I think our downfall was that we got too comfortable and started rushing the play.

“I think the team were let down by some poor decisions from the referee, we were all disappointed not to get the three points.”

Swansea raced out of the blocks in the first half and took the lead as Rose-Miles rounded the keeper before slotting the ball home neatly.

The goalscorer was a constant threat as he drifted off the striker and found himself in space with the ball far too often as far as Bath were concerned.

Bath were limited to a few snap-shots and last-ditch tackles in the first half as Swansea’s impressive defence kept them out comfortably in the first 45 minutes.

The second half was a different story as Swansea took their foot off the gas and Bath striker Tom Andrews was played in on the hour mark, only to drag his shot wide.

Swansea had some decent spells of possession but looked a little complacent on the ball as Bath came closer and closer to finding an equaliser.

As the clock approached the 85th minute, Bath knocked an innocuous-looking free kick into the box and a bundle of players went down off the ball, the referee pointed straight to the spot.

Despite the Swansea appeals, Bath striker Tom Andrews duly dispatched the spot kick and the match finished 1-1.

Swansea followed this game up with an away win at Brighton.

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