Bafetimbi Gomis bags a brace in behind-closed-doors win

The Swans faced fellow Welsh side The New Saints at the weekend and came out 3-0 winners.

Bafetimbi Gomis bags a brace in behind-closed-doors win
Gomis (left) and Emnes (centre) prepare to walk out of the tunnel ahead of Sunday's friendly. | Photo: The New Saints FC

Out-of-form striker Bafetimbi Gomis netted twice at the weekend as Swansea City beat The New Saints in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Granted a week off due to them having been knocked out of the FA Cup, the Swans played the Welsh Premier League side at Landore on Sunday and emerged as 3-0 winners, with outcast Marvin Emnes netting the opener on the hour mark before Gomis followed it up with a brace.

Out of favour XI

With Swansea fielding an XI primarily made up of squad players, it was a chance for those who have received few opportunities thus far to impress and try to push their way back into a struggling first team, ahead of Sunday's game with Tottenham Hotspur.

The likes of Kyle Bartley, Jordi Amat, Kyle Naughton and Jefferson Montero - as well as the two scorers on the day - were given a run out, something they've rarely been given in the Premier League this season. 

As well as them, youngsters Stephen Kingsley, Jay Fulton and Kenji Gorre got a game under their belts, as did new signing Leroy Fer who is yet to make his debut for the club since joining on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Jordi Amat captained the Swans on Sunday. | Photo: The New Saints FC
Jordi Amat captained the Swans on Sunday. | Photo: The New Saints FC

Hard earned win

TNS, who currently lead the standings in the top flight of Welsh football, were a tough task for the Swans on Sunday, restricting them to few chances in the first half as the scores remained goalless at the break.

However, the Premier League side showed their class in the second period as they stepped things up a notch, with Emnes breaking the deadlock.

From there, Swansea were able to comfortably play their way to victory as Gomis - whose only goal this calendar year came in the FA Cup defeat to Oxford United - confidently bagged a brace that will do him a world of good.