Llewellyn rues missed chances

14th April 2014

Chris Llewellyn believes his side need to find their ruthless streak after the Swans Under-21s were edged out 2-1 at Charlton on Monday afternoon.

In the final fixture of the Professional Development League Two (South) season, a last-gasp winner by Ollie Muldoon saw the Addicks clinch all three points at Sparrows Lane.

The Swans started brightly, taking the lead early on when Harry Osborne turned into his own net from Kurtis March's dangerous cross from the right.

Llewellyn's development side seemed to be in complete control of proceedings, only to concede an equaliser as Harry Lennon headed home before the midway point.

Early on in the second period, Kenji Gorré had a great opportunity to restore the visitors' advantage from the penalty spot, only for Dillon Phillips to deny the winger's effort from 12-yards.

And after having numerous chances to regain their advantage, the heartbreak moment came when Ollie Muldoon snatched the Addicks a late winner at the death, tapping in from close range.

Speaking after the game, Llewellyn felt frustrated that his side weren't able to come away with all three points.

"To be honest, the performance was good - we played well," explained the Under-21s coach. "Throughout the game, I felt we were in control and looked comfortable.

"Unfortunately, as has been the story of our season, we didn't take the chances we had to kill the game off.

"We went ahead early on, but then we conceded from a set-piece before half-time, which was disappointing.

"Then, right at the end, they go and score a tap in.

"It's frustrating because our overall play is good, but we're not ruthless enough. And that's what we are being punished for."

This afternoon's defeat means the Swans U21s finish the season in eighth position in the Professional Development League Two (South).