Perfect Start For Martinez
27th Feb 2007
New boss Roberto Martinez got off to a perfect start tonight with a 2-1 away win at Rotherham.
He made two changes to the side that lost at Yeovil, surprisingly Gueret returned in goal, unluckily for Oakes and Craney started in place of the injured Kevin Austin.
Despite having half his squad sidelined with injuries, Martinez's side took a 2-goal lead after an hour's play with goals from striker Lee Trundle and Pawel Abbott.
Abbott scored his first goal for the Swans on 20 minutes, heading in Amankwaah's cross.
15 minutes after the restart, and we doubled our lead. Amankwaah again was the assist as Trundle collected his pass before firing the ball home.
The hosts provided a brief scare for us as Woods popped up with a late goal but it was too little too late as the Swans go home happy with all three points.
Rotherham: Montgomery, Streete (Worrell 71), Hurst, Fleming, Sharps, Partridge, Diagouraga, Woods, Brogan, Facey (O'Grady 68), Henderson.
Subs Not Used: Liversidge, Newsham, Cochrane.
Booked: Brogan, Fleming, Hurst.
Goals: Woods 90.
Swansea: Gueret, Amankwaah, Tate, Lawrence, Painter, O'Leary, Britton, Robinson (Butler 76), Craney, Trundle (Williams 88), Abbott.
Subs Not Used: Oakes, Jones, Chambers.
Goals: Abbott 20, Trundle 61.
Ref: C Oliver (Northumberland).