After our 1st league loss vs Thanda, we needed to bounce back against Cape Town All Stars who has been in very good form for the past few weeks.
All Stars came at us from the very 1st minute with fast attacking play and quick passing and we also didn’t help our game by giving possession away far too many times and put ourselves under unnecessary pressure in critical areas.
The 1st goal of the game is always important as it gives the momentum to that team. We unfortunately conceded the 1st two goals of the game and found ourselves 2-0 down within a few minutes through some very unusual mistakes and individual errors in the midfield as well as the back.
The next goal was going to be crucial as it could determine the result of this game or whether we had a chnce of coming back. We managed to pull a goal back through Zwane and quickly found some confidence until half time. Missed opportunities was again our downfall as All stars would come back and punish us for those misses. There was only one team in the 2nd half and they managed to get a further 2 goals and condemn us to our 2nd consecutive loss for the season.
To say we were never in the game would be an understatement as we hardly caused them problems in their defending half. It was without a doubt a very dark day in this club history and my short coaching career by this humiliating result.
Wednesday’s cup game gives us a breather from the league but also a very good chance to bring back the confidence with a victory vs Milano United at Chatsworth. The quicker we put the All Stars game behind us the quicker we can restore the morale and trust in each other and continue our fight for promotion.
Another minor setback but we are still only 3 points behind the log leaders.