Second half start cost us, says Llewellyn
6th October 2014
Chris Llewellyn felt his side's lacklustre start to the second half was the catalyst for the Under-21s defeat against Ipswich.
The Swans bowed out of the Premier League Cup after Curtis Obeng's stoppage-time own goal gave the hosts victory.
Kenji Gorre had given the visitors a deserved lead midway through the first half. but Ipswich levelled just minutes after the restart thanks to Darren McQueen's close-range finish.
The Swans were reduced to ten men when Henry Jones was shown a straight red card, and just as the game looked destined for extra-time the hosts won it thanks to Obeng's unfortunate own goal.
"In the first half I thought we played some excellent stuff," said Llewellyn. "We caught them on the counter attack and scored a good goal, and possibly could have had another before half time.
"There are times when we can put teams to bed. We did that against Nottingham Forest last week, but one goal is never enough.
"But we didn't come out at the start of the second half - we were too slow and too sloppy, and we let them back into it.
"The boys are disappointed but I was pleased with the first-half performance and the last 25 minutes when we defended really well.
"But I think the way we started the second half ended up costing us more than the red card."