Llewellyn's high praise for table-topping Under-21s
25th November 2014
Chris Llewellyn hailed his table-topping Under-21 side after they stretched their unbeaten run to eight games following victory over Crystal Palace.
The Swans raced into a three-goal lead at the KNK Stadium and looked well on course for another three points.
James Loveridge broke the deadlock after just 40 seconds before Ryan Hedges and Adam King extended the visitors' advantage.
However, Palace fought back in the second period and pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before Jake Gray netted to set up a frantic finale.
But the Swans held firm to record their fifth win in eight wins, and Llewellyn was left with mixed emotions at the final whistle.
"We could be a few more points clear at the top but it is nice to be there and it's great for the boys," he said. "It is five wins and three draws from the last eight games so its the least the players deserve.
"We came off a bit deflated because it was a real game of two halves. We were excellent in the first half, very clinical and scored some unbelievable goals.
"The game plan worked very well and the inventiveness around the box was a joy to watch.
"It was like a game of FIFA with some of the goals but it was tarnished a little in the second half.
"For whatever reason, we didn't get going in the second period and it has happened too often this season.
"We'll now go back to the drawing board and look to find some more consistency, not in our results but in our overall performances."