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Oldham 1 - Swansea 0

Boundary Park

12/08/06

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Oldham 1 Swansea 0

Swansea City dissapointed fans again today after suffering another defeat, at the hands of Oldham at Boundary Park.

We dropped down to 19th in League One as the Swans are still yet to record their first win of the new season.

Kenny Jackett changed to a 3-4-3 formation today and decided to move Amankwaah and Williams into midfield as left wingers Kevin McLeod and Thomas Butler were left on the bench.

Trundle started his first game of the season alongside Knight and Fallon up front while O'Leary returned to the starting line-up in defence. Alongside new captain Darren Pratley in midfield was Leon Britton, who returned from injury and Tommy Williams.

With Tate suspended and Monk and Robinson injured, Austin started ahead of Steven Watt in defence.

The home side made the brighter start as the Swans found it difficult to make any clear-cut chances in front of goal.

Trundle had an excellent chance to put us ahead though after receiving the ball from Williams on the left. He lobbed the keeper but unfortunately the ball bounced off the bar.

Trundle also had a penalty shout turned down after being sandwiched between two defenders inside the box.

The Latics made a change at the start of the second half. Match winner Molango replaced Chris Hall.

We really should have scored not long after the re-start. Knight did well to meet Trundle's cross with his head and Fallon really should have done better when the ball fell to him from just 7 yards out.

Amankwaah was impressive down the right, and he created an opportunity to Knight whose shot was saved by the goalkeeper, he then kept out Trundle's effort from the rebound.

On 67 minutes though, Molango grabbed the only goal of the game to give Oldham their first points of the season.

The Swansea defence is still a shambles as they gave the opposition far too much time and space on the ball, and Charlton's cross was missed by everyone apart from Molango, who was unmarked at the far post to head the ball in.

As he usually does when we go a goal down, Jackett then decides to finally make some changes. We returned to a flat 4-4-2 formation as he introduced Butler, who replaced Knight while McLeod also came on for Williams.

3 minutes later, and Butler won us a penalty when he was brought down by Charlton.

You'd put your house on Trundle equalising but Howarth saved his attempt from the spot.

Another defeat and Swans fans are starting to get fed up with Jackett and his tactics of playing 'hoofball'. Failure to show a vast improvement and get a good result will put his job under pressure as some supporters are now beginning to call for his sack.

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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 12 2006

Time: 4:58PM

Your Comments

We're 19th, not 23rd.
Jack69
Still not good enough though. HJ get the cash out and KJ buy some decent defenders.
Jack69
You looked very menacing going forward and created the better chances, quite unlucky really. But really is no need for the cheating coming from Trundle (blatant elbow) and Knight (dive worthy of a gold medal, and a yellow card). Their both quality players, no need for it at all. Was very impressed with Amankwaah and Fallon.
laticscarl
Not good enough. Same old problems.
bdazzler1
Trundle not the confident player that he was 12 months ago. Took a penalty end of last season and missed that one too.
willow
CUM ON YOU JACKS!!! pull yourselfs together and get results play trundle and akinfenwa with fallon between them put knight on the bench give bayo another chance he will take it we need to really up our game if we r going 2 beat doncaster still beliave we can get promoted allways be a jack wateva happens!!
naythan_swans
COME ON U JAXX!! we need to start winnin games!! unlucky yesterday lets make saturday the first win of the season then carry it on!! lets get promotion this year with no playoffs =) c'mon cityy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
s_c_f_c
 

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