Llewellyn disappointed as U21s fall to defeat
5th September 2014
Chris Llewellyn bemoaned a sloppy second-half performance as Swans U21s lost 2-1 at ten-man Sheffield Wednesday.
The young Swans deservedly led at the break via Kenji Gorre's penalty while the hosts were also a man down following Rafa Floro's dismissal for deliberate handball.
Despite an encouraging display in the first half, the Swans failed to take advantage and the Owls made them pay by claiming victory at Hillsborough via two late strikes from Franck Betra.
It left Llewellyn disappointed, particularly as his side looked on course to follow up Monday night's win over Birmingham City with another victory.
He said: "We looked very promising in the first half and there were a number of things that pleased us with the way the boys were playing.
"We were creating chances and Modou Barrow looked very promising on the right wing. He was a constant threat.
"But we did not get going in the second half.
"Sheffield Wednesday changed their shape and, although we altered things to put more pressure on them, we failed to bring the same tempo and attitude that we did in the first half.
"It was sloppy game management from the boys in the second half, and we were made to pay for it.
"They have made mistakes in this game which they will certainly learn from.
"But now we must ensure that those mistakes are eradicated before our next game."
Swans U21s are next in action against Cardiff City at the Liberty Stadium on September 15 (7pm).
Ticket details for that game can be foundHERE