Mixed afternoon for Swansea City

Danny Graham
Striker Graham featured in the Swansea side which lost at Neath

Swansea kicked off their preparations for the new season with a win and a loss on a busy afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers named two different sides for the matches against Welsh Premier League opposition.

The Swans lost 1-0 against Neath in a lunchtime kick-off before they beat Port Talbot 3-1 at the Genquip Stadium.

The two matches were notable for the debuts of a number of players, including record signing Danny Graham.

Against Neath at the Gnoll, the home side scored the game's only goal during first half injury time after they were awarded a penalty.

Ryan Harley was adjudged to have handled the ball and former Swan Chris Jones converted from the spot.

Harley was one of five players making their debuts for Swansea at Neath, including former Watford striker Graham.

Goalkeeper Jose Moreira debuted at Port Talbot and Ferrie Bodde made his first appearance for the Swans since February 2010.

Bodde provided the pass for Craig Beattie to open the scoring on 11 minutes but the Dutchman left the field three minutes later after suffering a hamstring injury.

Angel Rangel doubled Swansea's advantage on 36 minutes before the Swans made wholesale changes to their side after the interval.

Martin Rose reduced the deficit on 51 minutes before Kurtis March secured victory for the Swans eight minutes later.

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