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Report - VC Sparta 1-9 Swansea City

Report - VC Sparta 1-9 Swansea City
Swansea City continued thier winning success in Holland with a thrashing 9-1 against VC Sparta.

The opposition were less than League of Wales level as the Swans began to queue up to score before full time. Gorka Pintado added another two to his tally as well as Serran,

The Swans dominated from start to finish and it was good to see the likes of Orlandi and Taylor look comfortable in possession in the opening half.



Cedric Van Der Gun had a penalty appeal rejected within the opening minute but despite that the Dutchman showed a lack of commitment during the opening 45 minutes.

Pintado opened the scoring after a well worked goal involding Dyer before Albert Serran doubled our lead after heading home from a corner. Pintado added a third just before half time as the Swans went into the break with a comfortable lead after a dominant first half performance.

Brendan Rodgers then made 9 changes for the second half and the goals continued to flood in as a further 6 followed to enterain the Swansea City crowd. It could have been double the 9-1 full time score, but a few of the players missed some easy chances as they began to queue up in front of goal.

Scott Donnelly netted the first of the second half before trialist Kemy Agustien added a fifth with a superb curling shot. The Dutch midfielder has looked strong and very comfortable in possession and it would be very surprising if he wasn't offered a contract within the next week or two.



Angel Rangel's absence sparked rumours about his future at the club as there was plenty of speculation linking him with a move to Blackpool, but the club rejected a bid from the Seasiders. Craig Beattie also looked very frustrated and somewhat embarrased to be picking another injury, as he made his way around the ground on crutches.

Alan Tate went close as his header from a free kick hit the woodwork while Dobbie's effort hit the bar as the Swans continued their complete dominance against a poor VC Sparta side. Darren Pratley got the first of his brace with a simple finish inside the 6-yard box as he shouted 'I'm back' shortly after finding the net.



Dobbie didn't score tonight, maybe it was something to do with being played on the left wing, but he did miss a simple chance inside the box but he struck an effort above the bar from close range. He was a useful assist though, helping Dyer to score goal number 7.

Aziz Aldogan made it 7-1 after heading home a corner from the near post, but the Swans were far from finished as they continued to search for further goals.

The Swans hit the woodwork 3 or 4 times as they really should have scored 16 or 17 goals but they wasted simple opportunities by trying the pass the ball into the net.



Despite a rather poor performance from the big striker, Kuqi found the net after chesting a cross down before volleying the ball in, before Pratley completed the 9-1 rout. Shaun MacDonald did well to win back possession down the right before finding Dyer. The winger found Pratley who finished easily from close range.

Considering the poor opposition tonight, you can't take too much notice about the performance and the scoreline really as it could easily have been 15-1 tonight. We hit the woodwork at least 3 times and a few players missed some simple chances but we looked confident going forward and hopefully we can prove our true quality against some decent opposition on Saturday evening when we take on Ado Den Haag.
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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday July 31 2010
Time: 12:26AM

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