This is the one game we deserved to win, but the basic individual defending errors caused us dearly.From the first whistle we were in full control, and it was not a surprise when we scored our first and only goal on the 14th minute. Black Aces could not cope with our high tempo game.
After the goal our boys seemed to ease pressure on Aces and we brought them back in the game. They started dominating the midfield until they scored the equalizer on the 34th minute.
When Aces scored their 2nd goal, which was another gift – again we started dominating the game. At this stage our players were desperate to get the equalizer and started pumping balls forward. Yes, we created chances from these long balls, but a little patience of playing our own type of football could have paid dividends for us.
Like in the previous games -unbelievable fighting spirit from our boys was evident and lady luck eluded us. The team defensively could have dealt better with the offensive phase of Black Aces. The lack of aggression created a lot of space for our opponents and this caused problems for us.
Though we lost the game a lot of lessons have been learned from this match – we continue to work towards eliminating mistakes.
Our next game in the Telkom Cup against Ajax Cape Town will be challenging.