This match came at the back of a heartbreaking result against KAIZER Chiefs where we lost the match at the very last minute of the match. Similar to KAIZER Chiefs, we put up a great team performance.
Even though we had lost two players in camp due to sickness. We had to replace Venter wit Ndwandwe and Parusnath with Zuke. Both players played a crucial role in the match. Ndwandwe started the match in place of Prusnath and was involved in the build up to the goal that won us the match. Zuke got in later in the match and played a crucial role when he replaced Ndwandwe, who was handling Mbule from SS UTD.
We had good control of the first half. The opponent had no answers to our game plan. We needed just one moment to create a clear chance. We kept good possession and rotated the ball well and only lacked the ability to play over the top because the opponent was narrow and compact with a high line.
We rectified and restructured our attack and beginning second half we created exactly in the same manner we had discussed in the dressing room and we scored to make it 1:0. After we had scored the opponent opted for two strikers in Gabuza and Grobler and we needed to adjust our structure where we took in Shitolo for L. Dube and played 3 Centre backs and dropped Ndwandwe from ten to six to consolidate the midfield and defense.
The opponent tried breaking us down but we defended very resolutely. All we needed was coming out decisively and score the second. We failed to bury the match and had to live anxiously till the end. We won the match 1:0 but great and resolute performance from the team.