Llewellyn delighted with first win
2nd September 2014
Chris Llewellyn was delighted with his Under-21 side as they grabbed their first win of the season against Birmingham on Monday.
The youngsters produced a dominant performance at Landore and opened up a two-goal lead at the interval thanks to goals from Alex Samuel and debutant Modou Barrow.
The Swans added a third on the hour mark with a fine finish from Liam Shephard, and it looked at that stage as though the home side could have added to their tally.
But the visitors rallied late on and scored twice in the final five minutes to set up a nervy finale - but Llewellyn's side held on to claim their first victory of the season.
"We are delighted with the win," he said. "For spells I thought we played some really good stuff, but we were a bit deflated with the way that the game finished.
"Anyone who watched the game will know that it wasn't a 3-2 game - we probably deserved five or six in the end.
"But I felt that after the third goal we got a bit sloppy at times and I tried to get the boys to get a fourth but instead we kept dropping deeper and deeper.
"We did miss a couple of chances but some of our play was really good and really promising.
"All of the things we have been working in training was there to see, but the goals we conceded were very sloppy."
Meanwhile, Llewellyn reserved praise for debutants Moudo Barrow and Giancarlo Gallifuoco.
Barrow finalised his move from Swedish side Ostersunds on Monday, while Gallifuoco signed a one-year deal after leaving Spurs.
"I'm pleased for him (Modou)," said Llewellyn. "It was touch and go whether he would play as we didn't receive the international clearance until late afternoon, but he did okay and scored his goal.
"Giancarlo did well, as did the first team boys that came back into the side."
The Under-21s now face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday (September 5).