Afan Lido 0, Swansea City 2
Premier League-bound Swansea City arrived at the Marston’s Stadium with a squad packed full of experience.
They also featured a scattering of promising youngsters such as Lucas, Alfei and Cornell.
An entertaining first half saw Beattie and Lucas net for the Swans with a further effort by Butler ruled out by a questionable offside decision.
A worry for visiting boss Brendan Rodgers will be the failure of his second half team to trouble a well organised and spirited Lido side.
Apart from a penalty from Dobbie well saved by Carl Curtis, an almost full strength Swans line-up failed to trouble Andrew Dyer’s Welsh Premier League newcomers.
Swansea fans will hope that Danny Graham will add much needed bite to a Swansea City side that for all its possession failed to trouble the Lido net with a frequency that it deserved.
An opening top-flight fixture at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium awaits a Swansea City squad which surely needs another two or three additions to make it competitive in a Premier League awash with money and big name signings.
Lido, meanwhile, will surely approach the new WPL season with expectation after this performance.
Swansea now head to Austria for a pre-season training camp whilst Lido take on Championship outfit Coventry City at the Marstons Stadium this Tuesday (July 26) at 7pm.
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