Llewellyn: We lacked "cutting edge"

7th April 2014

Chris Llewellyn felt his side lacked "cutting edge" after Swansea City Under-21s suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town on Monday afternoon.

The young Swans looked on course for another three points in the Professional Development League Two (South) after Henry Jones put them ahead inside 12 minutes, but two late strikes saw the Blues steal all three points at the Ipswich Town Training Centre.

The visiting Swans started brightly as Jones put Llewellyn's side in front, early on in the first period, hitting home after Kenji Gorré's initial effort was spilled by the Ipswich goalkeeper.

But, despite looking comfortable throughout the game, the visitors failed to build on their promising start and were eventually made to pay when the hosts struck twice - in the 85th and 88th minute - in the dying embers of the match.

The defeat means the young Swans remain in seventh position in the Professional Development League Two (South) table on 22 points, but Llewellyn was expecting a better display from his development side.

"It was a tight game, but we didn't play to the standards we have been setting over recent weeks," said the U21s coach.

"We lacked cutting edge, were sloppy and didn't play anywhere near as well as we can play.

"After going ahead, we looked comfortable but didn't do enough to threaten their goal and build on our lead.


"Overall, it was disappointing, and we will have to make sure we are much better when we travel to Charlton next week."